Adam Herendeen is in his fourth season as the Paladins' women's tennis head coach.
Under Herendeen's direction, the Paladins clinched their third-straight SoCon regular season championship in 2018. Furman, which notched a 20-9 overall record and 7-0 league mark, went on to claim its second-straight SoCon title and make its second-consecutive NCAA Championship appearance. Katarina Kozarov was honored as the SoCon Player of the Year, the third-straight year that a Furman player captured the award, and the Paladins claimed seven All-SoCon honors.
The 2017 Southern Conference Coach of the Year, Herendeen led Furman to its first SoCon Championship since 2008 in only his second year at the helm of the program. The Paladins, who posted a 23-6 overall record and a perfect 7-0 SoCon mark, returned to the NCAA Championships for the tenth time after winning the program's 17th SoCon title. Ansley Speaks was named the SoCon Player of the Year for the third time in her career, while Danni Vines was honored as the conference freshman of the year, and Furman earned 10 All-SoCon awards.
In his first year at Furman, Herendeen was voted the 2016 Southern Conference Coach of the Year after leading the Paladins to a 15-9 overall record and a perfect 7-0 league mark. The Paladins won the SoCon regular season title, and Furman's Ansley Speaks was honored as the Southern Conference Player of the Year. Katty Weymouth earned Southern Conference Freshman of the Year accolades, and the Paladins captured eight All-SoCon citations.
Herendeen served as the head men's tennis coach at Presbyterian for four seasons before coming to Furman. During each of his last three season seasons, the Blue Hose registered 20 or more wins, becoming one of only nine Division I teams to accomplish the feat, and just one of two schools from non-Power 5 conferences to boast the accomplishment.
During his four years at Presbyterian, Herendeen compiled a 79-42 record. In 2015, the Blue Hose posted their third-straight 20-win season, recording a 20-9 overall record. Ben Kelley and Danny Bruce were named conference flight championships, while Big South All-Conference selections Joel Roberts and Kelley were also the No. 2 doubles flight champion. Freshman Alejandro Bejar set a new Presbyterian record for most singles wins in a season with 24.
Under Herendeen's tutelage, the men's tennis team captured Presbyterian's first Big South regular season championship in any sport during the 2014 season. Herendeen was honored as the Big South Conference Coach of the Year, while Grayson Mills earned Player of the Year accolades, and Diego Manzanas was named Freshman of the Year, marking the first time since 2008 that a Big South member swept the three major men's tennis awards. Herendeen helped the Blue Hose to a program-best 25 wins and the team's first-ever Division I ITA national ranking.
The Blue Hose recorded their second-consecutive Big South Conference Championships runner-up finish during the 2013 season. Presbyterian went 21-10 under Herendeen's leadership, setting a then-Blue Hose record for most wins in a season, and entered the Big South's postseason tournament as the No. 3 seed, the program's highest-ever Big South entry.
In his first season as head coach at Presbyterian, Herendeen helped the Blue Hose to the Big South Conference Championship match. Presbyterian became the first No. 7 seed to win a Big South tournament match, as the Blue Hose downed the No. 2 and No. 3 seeds en route to a runner-up finish.
Prior to his time as head coach at Presbyterian, Herendeen served as an assistant coach for both the Blue Hose men's and women's tennis programs for two years.
Herendeen, who is a certified professional by the Professional Tennis Registry (PTR), completed the USTA High Performance Coaching Certification in August 2016. He is a member of the ITA Division I Operating Committee and the ITA Carolina Regional Committee.
A 2009 graduate of Presbyterian, Herendeen earned a bachelor's degree in religion. He was a four year letterwinner for the Blue Hose and was undefeated his first two seasons at Presbyterian. Herendeen completed a master's degree in coaching and athletic administration from Concordia at Irvine in 2015.
A native of Douglasville, Ga., Herendeen is married to the former Erin Booth of Clemson, S.C. The couple has two daughters, Anna and Grayson.