App State women’s tennis head coach Ashleigh Antal is excited to announce the hiring of Miller Hales as the next assistant coach.
“We’re very excited to have Miller on board,” coach Antal said. “Her passion, drive, and expertise will undoubtedly have an immediate impact on the program. She has a wealth of experience in developing successful players at all levels. She will be an incredible addition to our App State family.”
Hales brings in a vast knowledge of tennis to the High Country as a player and as a professional from several country clubs. Before coming to App State, she was an assistant tennis professional and USTA Junior Team tennis coach at the Country Club of Landfall in Wilmington, N.C.
She’s spent time out west as the head tennis professional at The Club at Crested Butte in Colorado and a tennis instructor at the Park City Municipal Athletic Center in Utah.
Before serving as a tennis professional at the Bald Head Island Club, she was the varsity girl’s tennis head coach at Cape Fear Academy in Wilmington.
“I want to start off by thanking coach Antal for believing in me and trusting me to help her grow and develop the incredible young women of App State women’s tennis,” said Hales. “I am very confident that together we will cultivate a team dynamic on and off the court that will shine throughout the Sun Belt. I am thrilled for the opportunity and ready to dive into this program and its student-athletes. I love the Boone community, and wearing App State on my chest is an absolute honor. Together, our program will represent the University with pride. We will build a force to be reckoned with in collegiate tennis.”
Hales earned her bachelor’s degree in recreation, sports leadership, and tourism management while also playing tennis at UNC Wilmington. She enjoyed a solid career with the Seahawks, as she was an All-CAA member in doubles while helping UNCW capture the CAA Conference championships in 2014.