Thomas Snelson enters his fourth year as the head coach of the men's tennis team and his first season as the women's tennis team.
Snelson led the Knights to a 17-5 overall record, the most wins in Knights' tennis history. The Knights finished fourth in CAC playoffs.
In his first year, he led the men's tennis team to a first-round win in the CAC playoffs, recording the first post-season win for any Southern Virginia program. During the 2016-17 season, Snelson led the team to their second consecutive appearance in the CAC playoffs.
Snelson graduated from Brigham Young University in 1989 with a Bachelor of Science. While in school, he played #2 singles and doubles for the BYU tennis team. As a senior, he helped the Cougars reach the Sweet Sixteen of the NCAA.
Currently, Snelson holds professional ratings in the Professional Tennis Registry for adult development, high performance, 11-17, and 10 & under. He was a high school coach for three years and has spent four years as a private tennis coach.
Snelson was married to his wife Monique in 1987. They are the proud parents of five children, all tennis players. His oldest son played at BYU-Hawaii and has a daughter currently playing at Auburn University.