Falcon Named Associate Head Coach of Kansas Tennis Program
LAWRENCE, Kan. – Megan Falcon, a former All-American singles player and currently the assistant coach at the University of Wisconsin, has been named associate head coach of the Kansas women’s tennis program.
“We couldn’t be more thrilled to have Megan join our Kansas tennis program,” said KU head coach Todd Chapman. “Megan has an incredible competitive playing background at the junior, collegiate and professional level, and will bring a high level of coaching to Kansas tennis. I feel like we hit a home run with this hire, and I can’t wait for Megan to get to campus and start working with us.”
Falcon coached at Wisconsin for three seasons, helping the Badgers to their first NCAA Tournament appearance in nearly two decades. Prior to that she served as an assistant coach at Gonzaga, helping guide the Bulldogs to a program-record 16 wins and a second-place finish in the West Coast Conference, the team’s highest-ever finish.
Falcon was also a volunteer assistant coach for one season at Houston, where she helped the Cougars reach the 2015 NCAA Tournament and attain the highest national ranking in program history (28th). She began her coaching career as the Director of Junior Tennis at the Bocage Racquet Club in Baton Rouge, Louisiana.
A native of Alameda, California, Falcon finished her collegiate career as one of the top players in LSU women’s tennis history. A three-time all-American in singles, Falcon reached No. 1 in the nation in singles and the No. 10 ranking in doubles. The 2007 SEC Player of the Year, Falcon was voted one of the 30 greatest LSU student-athletes of the decade. She participated in the 2007 Pan American Games and was a finalist for the 2007 Honda National Player of the Year Award. An ITA Scholar-Athlete, Falcon received her bachelor of arts in history and international studies from LSU in 2009.
Falcon also spent two seasons on the professional circuit, attaining a WTA Ranking of 331 in singles and 413 in doubles.
“First, I would like to thank Coach Chapman for the opportunity to be a part of his team,” said Falcon. “He has led the women’s tennis program to new heights and I am excited to aid him in his continued vision for the program. The University of Kansas has a strong reputation for athletic excellence and I can’t wait to be part of the Jayhawk family!”