Head Coach Steve Francour
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Steve Francour took charge of the men's and women's tennis programs at Lawrence University in July 2013 and brought a wealth of experience to the job.
Francour came to Lawrence from the University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh, where he was the men's and women's tennis coach for 23 seasons.
A native of South Milwaukee, Wis., Francour has more than 400 dual match victories to his credit.
On the women's side, Francour had a record of 156-150 in 23 seasons at UW-Oshkosh. Francour guided the Titans to three runner-up finishes and two third places in the Wisconsin Intercollegiate Athletic Conference. He received the league's Coach of the Year honor in 2011 after UW-Oshkosh compiled a 9-8 record.
Francour's 2000 team set the UW-Oshkosh season record with 14 wins, and Jennifer Pekulik represented the Titans at the NCAA Division III Championships after going 16-3 at No. 1 singles. Francour coached seven conference singles champions, four doubles champions and three WIAC Scholar-Athlete of the Year winners. The Titans also had 35 players named to the Intercollegiate Tennis Association All-Academic Team during Francour's tenure.
During his 23 seasons at UW-Oshkosh, Francour's men's teams posted a 240-239 record. Despite the fact that the UW-Oshkosh men's program competed as an independent, Francour guided the Titans to the NCAA Division III Tournament in 1996, 1997 and 2001.
UW-Oshkosh posted double-digit victories 14 times under Francour, including 10 consecutive winning seasons from 1994-2003. Francour also had 30 of his players selected for the ITA All-Academic Team.
Francour earned a bachelor's degree in sports management from UW-Oshkosh in 1988 and his master's degree in sports administration from Baylor University in 1989.
Francour has been the head tennis professional at the Oshkosh Country Club since 1993 and at the Butte des Morts Country Club since 2008. He also has been the director of tennis at the Oshkosh YMCA Tennis Center since 1998. Francour is a member of the United States Professional Tennis Association and was the USTA Specialist in Competitive Player Development during 2002.
Francour and his wife, Patty, have a son, Cade, and live in Oshkosh, Wis.