blankDr. James Heimdal
McMillan wins a pair of matches, men's tennis nipped 5-2
The Dr. James Heimdal era has begun at the University of Maryland Eastern Shore as the 2012 season will be his first with the Hawk tennis program.
The Aurora, Ill., native comes to UMES after a lengthy tennis career. He began taking formal tennis lessons at the age of 10 and has been playing for almost 45 years. A graduate from Tulane University, University of New Orleans, and the University of Southern Mississippi, he has taught tennis at three different institutions and played competitively in high school.
Heimdal has also served as a head football, baseball, softball and rugby coach and has also been an assistant basketball coach. He currently serves as an Associate Professor and Chair of the Exercise Science Department at UMES. Through the years, he has been active in weekly adult tennis leagues that include tournaments, travel and fundraising
Personal - Heimdal has a wife, Tina,and a nine-year old son, Niklaus ... resides in Salisbury, Md., with his family.. lists his wife as the person that has influenced him the most in life ... pre-game superstitions include prayer ... best advice ever recived is "keep your eye on the ball" ... hobbies outside of sports include swimming, cycling, fishing, golfing and hunting ... favorite book is the Bible ... coaching philosophy is to "work hard and good things follow"