Trey HeathHead Coach
Alma Mater: Webber International, '94
Office Phone: 863-680-4739
Trey Heath is in his sixth season (2012-2013) as Florida Southern's men's tennis coach. His career dual match record at FSC is 75-48. During the 2011-12 Coach Heath eclipsed the 100 win plateau in dual matches as a four-year college head coach and currently sits with a 103-61 overall dual match record.
Last season the Moccasins were 13-12, finished fifth in the SSC Tournament and reached the NCAA Regional for the fifth consecutive season. The Mocs ended the season ranked 25th in the final ITA poll of the spring. Eight men’s tennis players finished the season as ITA Scholar-Athlete, the team as a whole was named an ITA All-Academic Team once again and six athletes were honored with Division II Academic Achievement Awards.
During the 2010-11 season the Moccasins were 15-9, finished fifth in the SSC Tournament and reached the semifinals of the NCAA regional. They were ranked 24th in the final ITA poll of the spring. The Moccasins had three ITA Scholar-Athletes and also received an ITA All-Academic Team award. Four Moccasins earned Division II Academic Achievement Awards.
In the 2009-10 season the Moccasins were 15-8, finished fourth in the SSC Tournament, reached the second round of the NCAA regional and were ranked seventh in the final ITA poll of the spring. They had an ITA All-American in Michael Knoedler, who also was a third-team Academic All-American, produced 10 ITA scholar-athletes and also received an ITA all-academic team award and had six recipients of the NCAA Division II Academic Achievement Award.
The Moccasins had a 15-10 record in 2008-09 that included a fourth-place finish in the SSC Tournament, a runner-up finish in the NCAA regional and were ranked 17th in the final ITA poll of the spring. The Moccasins had seven ITA scholar-athletes and four recipients of the NCAA Division II Academic Achievement Award.
In 2007-08 he guided the Moccasins to a 17-9 dual match record that included 10 wins against nationally-ranked teams. The Moccasins were runners-up in the NCAA Southeast Regional, placed third in the Sunshine State Conference Tournament and were ranked 12th in the final ITA poll of the spring. The Moccasins won an ITA team academic award and had six ITA scholar-athletes, as well as two ITA All-Americans in Michael Knoedler and Roman Schirmaier.
Heath came to Florida Southern after taking Webber International's men's tennis team to the NAIA National Tournament two straight years. He replaced Scott Linn, who resigned after three seasons to take an assistant coach's position at the University of Indiana.
Heath coached both the men's and women's tennis teams at Webber in his two seasons there. The Webber men were ranked 14th in the final 2007 NAIA poll, reaching the second round of the NAIA Tournament, and were ranked 13th in 2006. The men's team's two-year dual match record under Heath was 28-13. He also had two NAIA Scholar-Athletes on his 2007 men's team and three on his 2006 squad.
A standout tennis player at Winter Haven High School, Heath won state championships in singles and doubles and received a tennis scholarship to Lees-McRae College in North Carolina. After one season there, he transferred to Webber to finish his collegiate playing career under his father, Bill Heath, who was Webber's tennis coach at that time and who is now Webber's athletics director.
Following his graduation in 1994, Heath served as an assistant tennis coach under his father from 1995-99 and helped guide the men's team to a fourth-place finish at the 1999 NAIA Tournament.
He left the coaching ranks in 1999 and was involved in private business and teaching until 2005, when he returned to Webber as head tennis coach. He received his bachelor's degree in finance in 1994 from Webber and is nearing completion of his master's degree in business administration.
He is an accomplished motocross racer in his spare time.
Heath and his wife, Michelle, have a 10-year-old daughter, Brianna.