HADDONFIELD ATHLETICS

HADDONFIELD ATHLETICS

HADDONFIELD ATHLETICS

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Girls Varsity Tennis


Coaches
Biography:

Coach Holman played tennis at Haddonfield Memorial High School and Princeton University before becoming Haddonfield’s head coach.  Through 2023, his girls’ teams have won 1,240 matches, 45 Colonial Conference championships, 42 sectional titles, 19 state championships, and 3 New Jersey Tournament of Champions titles.  Through 2023, Coach Holman’s boys’ teams have won 1,202 matches, 44 Colonial Conference championships, 35 sectional titles, and 11 state championships.

 

During his career, Coach Holman has won 26 Coach of the Year awards from various organizations, including the National Federation of State High School Associations and the National High School Coaches Association.  He has also been named the MaxPreps Greatest High School Coach of All-Time in Girls Tennis and inducted into the South Jersey Tennis Hall of Fame, New Jersey Scholastic Coaches Association Hall of Fame, Haddonfield Memorial High School Athletic Hall of Fame, Haddon Field Club Hall of Fame, Camden County Athletic Hall of Fame, Middle States Hall of Fame, New Jersey High School Hall of Fame, and National High School Athletic Coaches Association Hall of Fame.  Moreover, Coach Holman has received the New Jersey State Interscholastic Athletic Association Sports Award of Honor, the Haddonfield Memorial High School Alumni Society Lifetime Achievement Award, the United States Tennis Association Starfish No-Cut Award (for running an exemplary no-cut program), and the USTA Middle States Presidential Service Award.

 

In addition, Coach Holman founded and serves as president of the South Jersey Tennis Coaches Association.  As the president of this association, he runs the Camden County Tennis Championships and South Jersey Interscholastic Championships, coordinates the selection of all-star teams, organizes banquets at which all-stars and recipients of other awards are recognized, and raises funds that enable the association to present scholarships to senior tennis players each year.  Coach Holman also serves as the organizer and director of the Colonial Conference tournament and the Haddonfield Invitational, and as a member of the New Jersey State Interscholastic Athletic Association seeding committee for the state tennis tournaments.

 

Along with coaching the high school’s tennis teams, Coach Holman has worked as a high school teacher, middle school counselor, and high school counselor for the Haddonfield School District.   In 2017 he was named the Camden County School Counselors Association Counselor of the Year.  He creates the school’s master schedule and represents the Counseling Department as a member of the selection committee for the Foundation for Educational Opportunity scholarship program.  Typically, this program annually awards $10,000 scholarships to 30 Haddonfield Memorial High School seniors.  Coach Holman also operates the clock for varsity basketball games and wrestling matches. 

Phoebe Figland.


Assistant Coach

Biography:

Coach Phoebe Figland served as a volunteer assistant with the HMHS boys’ and girls’ tennis teams in 2019 and as assistant coach since 2020 under Coach Jeff Holman.  She is working towards her accreditation as an interscholastic coach through NFHS (the National Federation of State High School Associations).  

Coach Figland is a 1981 graduate of HMHS and played varsity tennis for Coach Holman for three years.  During her high school career, she made numerous all-star teams, earning All-Colonial Conference, All-South Jersey, and All-New Jersey recognition.   As a senior, she was the #2 singles player on the first girls’ tennis team in state history to compete in and win the New Jersey All-Groups Tournament of Champions.  Along with her achievements in high school tennis, Coach Figland began competing in USTA Middle States Tennis Association junior and district tournaments at 16, and at 17 she earned the “Most Improved” award in the 18-and-under age group.  Subsequently, the University of Richmond recruited Coach Figland for women’s tennis.  During her freshman year, the women’s tennis team won the 1982 AIAW (Association for Intercollegiate Athletics for Women) national championship.  In the following year, Richmond left AIAW competition for NCAA Division I competition after the NCAA's decision to offer championships for women in its top competitive division.  Unfortunately, a knee injury prevented Coach Figland from consistently competing over the next two years.  Following ACL surgery during her junior year, she was able to compete for a full season as a senior.

While attending college, Coach Figland worked as a tennis instructor for a juniors’ camp held at Green Valley Racquet Club.  After graduating from Richmond with an accounting degree in 1985, she worked for eight months in retail.  In January 1986, she left retail to become a tennis instructor at the Cherry Hill Racquet Club, providing private and group lessons to adults and children.  Then in September 1986, Delaware Group, a mutual fund company, hired Coach Figland as a staff accountant in the fund accounting department.  Within two years, she was promoted to supervisor and later became a manager and officer of the company.  She remained with the fund accounting department for over 32 years.  Currently, Coach Figland is serving in her second year as treasurer of the Haddon Field Club.

Following her intercollegiate tennis career, Coach Figland continued to compete in USTA Middle States Section adult singles and doubles tournaments, and in 1986 she achieved her best singles ranking of second in the section.  In 1987 she won the Ronald McDonald House Women’s Open tournament held at the Cherry Hill Racquet Club.  Coach Figland then transitioned to USTA league team competition primarily in the Philadelphia and New Jersey Districts, playing Women’s 5.0 and 4.5 singles and doubles, 10.0 and 9.0 mixed doubles, and currently Women’s 55-and-over 4.5+ doubles.  Many of the teams Coach Figland has played for over the years have advanced to the Middle States Sectional Championships, and two teams advanced to the USTA National Championships.  Additionally, Coach Figland competes in several local tennis leagues in the tri-state area.

Both of Coach Figland’s daughters, Rachel Rozenfeld and Gillian Rozenfeld, attended HMHS and played varsity tennis.  Like their mother, Rachel and Gillian contributed substantially to numerous team championships and made various all-star teams.  Gillian, a member of the HMHS class of 2020, is playing tennis at Gettysburg College.

Stacy Kasse.


Assistant Coach

Biography:

Coach Kasse graduated from Haddonfield Memorial High School, where she was a singles player on the varsity tennis team.  Subsequently, she played varsity tennis for four years at Lynchburg University.  After her intercollegiate career ended, Coach Kasse remained involved in competitive tennis, participating in leagues and tournaments and earning New Jersey and USTA Middle States rankings. 

For nearly twenty years, Coach Kasse has served as a junior varsity and assistant varsity coach at HMHS and contributed substantially to numerous conference, sectional, and state championships.  She has also assisted Coach Holman in running such events as the Colonial Conference tournament, Camden County Championships, Haddonfield Invitational, South Jersey Interscholastic Championships, Haddon Field Club Junior Classic, and South Jersey tennis banquet.  In addition, Coach Kasse has obtained national certification in coaching tennis.

Along with her coaching accomplishments, Coach Kasse has accumulated extensive experience in education, teaching students from grade 3 through graduate school.  She has worked in the Virgin Islands and Medford, NJ, headed the Medford School District's Drama Department, and served as president of the Medford Education Association.

 

 


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