Mary Athletics

Bismarck, N.D. - Former University of Mary tennis player Jason Weidman is returning to the Marauders athletic department as the head coach for the women's tennis program, athletic director Roger Thomas announced today.

"We're glad to bring Jason Weidman back to campus to direct our women's tennis program," said Thomas. "A young man with a lot of enthusiasm for the game and U-Mary, we believe Jason can transfer the success he had on the court as a player for the Marauders and reinvigorate the program."

A two-sport athlete for the Marauders, Weidman compiled a career record of 26-9 in singles and a 25-11 record in doubles over three seasons from 2005-07. He also played three seasons of basketball for U-Mary from 2004-07.

"I am extremely grateful for the opportunity presented to me by University of Mary to come back and coach tennis at my alma mater and am looking forward to working with our high caliber student-athletes to build a successful Division II program in the highly competitive Northern Sun Intercollegiate Conference," said Weidman. "We will look to recruit high quality student-athletes that are willing to do all the little things necessary on and off the court needed to produce a winning program.

"We consider our program and our athletic department to be a family and we'll work together to create a positive experience for each of our players that step on the U-Mary campus and on the court for us. I expect each of my tennis players to bring an aggressive approach and competitive edge to each practice and into each match. Again, I am thankful for the support and trust that Roger Thomas and Father Shea have given me to lead this team going toward the future."

A native of Yuma, AZ, Weidman played varsity tennis for a successful Cibola High School program that reached the state quarterfinals with him playing #3 singles. After attending Arizona Western College, Weidman transferred to U-Mary where he twice was named to the NSIC All-Academic Team.

After graduating from U-Mary in 2007 with a Bachelor of Science degree in Social and Behavioral Science, Weidman gained collegiate coaching experience as a graduate assistant with the Marauders volleyball program in 2008-09. He earned his Master's degree in Business Administration from U-Mary in 2009.

Weidman succeeds Bob Cordova, who resigned the position following the 2011 season after three years directing the Marauders program. Fall four members of the program eligible for recognition earned NSIC All-Academic honors this season.