For Immediate Release
(MINNETONKA, Minnesota, May 7, 2021): Minnetonka High School has named Brent Lundell as Head Girls Tennis Coach. Lundell fills the role held by beloved longtime Minnetonka tennis coach Dave Stearns, who passed away last December.
For the past six years, Lundell has been assistant head coach for Eden Prairie High School’s tennis teams. He has also served as the Lifetime Tennis Pro for the past nine years, where he is responsible for running high performance kids’ programs at the junior level and as a tennis pro for Interlachen Country Club. Prior to that, he served as junior director, in charge of all junior tennis programs, at BearPath Country Club. Lundell also has experience as head coach of the club team for the University of Minnesota.
“Brent Lundell is passionate, knowledgeable and driven to be the best tennis coach he can be,” said Ted Schultz, Director of Athletics and Activities for Minnetonka High School. “He is an accomplished leader in the tennis community, and he is amazing at establishing relationships and providing thoughtful leadership and support for athletes. I think he will be an exceptional addition to our athletic department and our girls tennis program.”
“We will play every point of every match as if it was our last match. I will work relentlessly every day to put an exemplary competitive team on the courts that models excellence on the court and in the classroom,” Lundell said of his appointment. “We have an obligation to the community to prepare these young women for the next chapter of their lives. We will look to lead with effort and competitive fire on the court while developing the overall individual into productive members of the community. I am truly honored and humbled to be part of this great competitive program and the community. We will look to build on the legacy that Coach Stearns left behind. Tennis is such a great mirror of life with its shadows and reflections.”
Lundell earned his bachelor’s degree in economics from Minnesota State at Mankato. He is also a certified PRT Instructional Tennis pro. He resides in Deephaven with his wife, Cari, son Maddox and daughter Mia.
About Minnetonka Public Schools
Minnetonka School District is a high-performing public school district serving more than 11,000 students in early childhood and preschool through grade 12, with six elementary schools, two middle schools, and a high school. Nestled on the southern shores of Lake Minnetonka and including all or parts of 10 communities, this suburban community is a district of choice, attracting more than 3,800 students from 51 school districts in Minnesota. www.minnetonkaschools.org