Men's Tennis Coach

Head Coach: Craig Shields

Craig Shields

Coach Craig Shields

Craig Shields has taken the helm of the MCC tennis programs and will bring his extensive coaching experience to have an immediate impact on the programs.

Most recently, Craig worked as Tennis Director at Northwest Shoals Community College in Muscle Shores, Alabama.  He served as clinician and camps director.  He brings 22 years of coaching experience, including coaching at Faulkner State and Huntingdon College. He has helped develop 30+ players to the next collegiate level at Alabama, Florida, Florida A&M, Texas A&M and Birmingham Southern. 
He also brings experience coaching high school players with over 20 high school team state titles at Muscle Shoals HS, Fairhope HS, St. James Academy, Montgomery Academy and Mountain Brook HS. He coached 11 players as the Alabama state #1’s in their age division.

Coach Shields has served as the Alabama Junior Davis/Fed Cup Coach- Zonals 16’s and 18’s coach with 7 players playing at Kalamazoo/Nationals.  He also coached the Southern Closed 14s, 16s &18's coach.

“My goals for my players are for them to graduate and earn a scholarship to compete at the next level.  MCC was my choice over several other options across the nation, and I believe this area is the best opportunity to succeed academically and athletically,”
states Head Coach Craig Shields.

Contact Craig at

Crystal Lake Racket Club
9101 S. Rt. 31
Algonquin, IL 60156

Head Coach: Craig Shields

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