Head Coach Bryan Whittaker
Bryan Whittaker begins his second year as head coach. After serving as an assistant coach two years ago, Whittaker took over the reins of the program last year. Walsh finished 6-16 overall last year and 2-9 in their first year in the GLIAC. Walsh is now a full-fledged member of NCAA ll. Bryan also coaches the women's team.
Whittaker played for Walsh from 1988-92 when he earned four team MVP awards and was an NAIA Academic All-American in 1991 and 1992. He currently holds the all-time record in wins at the first singles position with 56. He was inducted into the Walsh Wall of Fame in 2007. He was also a two-time first-team All-District 22 selection and was Walsh’s co-Male Athlete of the Year in 1992. He earned his BA in accounting from Walsh in 1992 and is completing work for his master’s in education.
Whittaker served as Lake High School’s boys’ tennis coach since 2005. He has worked in manufacturing and service industries for the past 20 years. This past season he led the Blue Streaks to their first ever Federal League championship and was voted Stark County Coach of the Year by the Stark County Coaches Association.
Bryan resides in Massillon, with his son Ross, a freshman on the men's team.