College Showcase Camp, Florida State University
DIVISION I TENNIS EXPOSURE AND SERIOUS FUN
The College Showcase Camp at Florida State is an experience like no other, giving athletes the chance to work directly with college coaches from all over the US. Across two days, campers will receive direct exposure and instruction from some of the best college programs in the country, all while playing at Scott Speicher Tennis Center, home to the Florida State University tennis team.
Players can expect to be seen and given instruction by every coach on staff. Unlike other camps or tournaments, the intimacy and in-depth training is unmatched, making this camp the ideal outing for any aspiring college athlete. Camp is limited to 48 TOTAL players.
This camp is open to players with graduation years 2022-2027 (grades 7 through 12).
Committed Camp Staff includes:
Dwayne Hultquist - Head Coach, Florida State University
George Husack - Head Coach, University of Alabama
Paul Settles - Head Coach, Claremont McKenna College
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This camp is open to any and all entrants and is limited only by number, age, grade level, and/or gender.
- Two days of training and guaranteed one-on-one instruction from top DI and DIII coaches
- Valuable insight into the recruiting process and what it takes to play at a collegiate level
- Collegiate style competitve matchplay
- Coaches aim to develop each player’s technique, strategy and confidence on the courts
- Evaluation – Coaches provide feedback on stroke technique and strategy
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Camp Director Dwayne Hultquist
Dwayne Hultquist is the Head Men’s Tennis Coach at Florida State University.View Dwayne Hultquist's Bio & Tennis Tips ⟩
- Winningest Coach in FSU History 220 Wins 10 Straight NCAA Appearances 2004-2013
- Led team to Elite 8 in 2005
- 2013 ITA Southeast Head Coach of the Year Coached 3 ACC Players of the Year
- Coached 2 Arthur Ashe Award Winners
- Coached 15 All-Americans
Entering his 20th season at the helm of the Florida State men’s tennis program, Hultquist has put himself atop the Florida State record books and the Seminoles consistently in the national spotlight.
Under Hultquist’s leadership, Florida State men’s tennis has emerged as one of the top programs in the Atlantic Coast Conference and the country. In 19 seasons under Hultquist, FSU has had three ACC Player of the Year recipients, six All-American honors, the ITA Most Improved Player and two national ITA Arthur Ashe Leadership and Sportsmanship Award winners.
The 2018 season was the best one yet under Hultquist. The Seminoles earned 28 wins on their way to hosting the NCAA first and second rounds. It marked the 16th straight season under Hultquist that the Seminoles had made an NCAA Tournament appearance and the fourth time that FSU had hosted a regional. During the 2018 season, the Seminoles defeated No. 8 Florida for the second year in a row at the USTA National Campus. It was the second season in a row that the match garnered the largest crowd in college tennis (1,917) and was the third largest attended college tennis match since the stat was kept back in 1995. For the second year in a row and third time in program history, three student-athletes were placed on the All-ACC team – Aziz Dougaz (first team), Guy Iradukunda (second team) and Lucas Poullain (third team). Florida State also brought home numerous ITA Regional honors as Hultquist was named Southeast Region Coach of the Year, Dougaz was named player to watch and Iradukunda was named Most Improved Senior and Senior Player of the Year. Hultquist was also named ACC Coach of the Year, becoming the first Seminole head coach to earn such honors.
Also in 2018, Hultquist earned his 300th career win when FSU defeated Furman in the finals of the FSU Spring Invitational. The Seminoles were also a part of the first ever college tennis match that was broadcasted on the Tennis channel when the Seminoles defeated the Gators as a part of the USTA’s College MatchDay. Hultquist also garnered his second win over a No. 1 ranked team in 2018 when he led the Garnet and Gold past No. 1 Wake Forest at home, 4-3.
In 2017, the Seminoles set numerous program milestones en route to an 18-win season and an NCAA Second Round appearance, the 15th-consecutive NCAA Championship appearance for the Hultquist-led Seminoles. Among the highlights was a 4-2 victory over archrival Florida at the USTA National Campus in Orlando in front of a record crowd of 1,756. The match was the most-attended college tennis match of the season and the fourth-highest since 2010. For just the second time in program history, three student-athletes were named All-ACC – Aziz Dougaz (first team), Guy Iradukunda (second team), and Lucas Poullain (third team). In the fall, Iradukunda also won the ITA Southeast Regional Championship, the second regional title under Hultquist.
In 2016, the Seminoles reached new heights with 18 regular season wins and a three-seed in the ACC Tournament. Among the highlights were the first win over the No. 1 team in school history with a 4-3 triumph over North Carolina in March. En route to a 14th-consecutive NCAA Tournament appearance, Florida State senior Benjamin Lock was named the ITA’s Most Improved Player after rising to No. 9 in the singles rankings on the season. Lock and senior Marco Nunez also reached the NCAA Tournament for a second consecutive season, while Lock became the third singles All-American in FSU history, all under Hultquist’s watch. Both players were named All-ACC (Lock – First Team; Nunez – Second Team).
Also in 2016, Nunez and senior Michael Rinaldi were named ACC Postgraduate Scholarship winners, the third and fourth players in the past four seasons to be so honored. The Seminoles also were the 2015 Golden Torch winners for best GPA on campus, continuing to show that success on the court and in the classroom is not mutually exclusive.
In 2014-15, Hultquist captured his 250th victory with a win on the road at No. 33 Louisville and enters the 2016 season with 258. The year also saw him reach the second round of the team championship for the first time since 2012.
Along with Lock and Nunez, junior Rinaldi and senior Cristian Gonzalez Mendez also were ranked during the season, and true freshmen Terrance and Terrell Whitehurst finished with an 18-8 doubles mark in their first semester at Florida State. Lock’s No. 48 final singles rank was the highest for a ‘Nole in four years, while Lock and Nunez finished in the Top 30 (No. 20) for the second consecutive season.
The team’s 20-11 record was the most wins since 2009 and the most regular season wins in school history with 18.
The winningest coach in program history, Hultquist has led the ‘Noles to 14 consecutive NCAA Tournament appearances, one of only 10 programs in the country to reach that mark of postseason longevity. Hultquist has finished ranked in the final poll of the season all 17 years. Lock (second team) and Rinaldi (third team) were honored with All-ACC honors.
The 2015 season was the first with an improved VIP seating area at the Scott Speicher Tennis Center, a project spearheaded by Hultquist that allows boosters to sit in covered, cushioned seating areas while cheering on the ‘Noles. It was also the first season with home matches on ESPN3, another project championed by Hultquist that increased the reach of Seminole tennis nationwide and helped improve the Seminole brand.
In 2014, Hultquist oversaw a team that reached the second round of the ACC Tournament. The ‘Noles took down nine ranked teams, highlighted by victories over No. 18 Wake Forest, No. 47 Miami, and No. 60 Nebraska. Hultquist and the ‘Noles have defeated in-state rival Miami in 14 of the past 16 seasons after notching just a 5-41 record against the Hurricanes prior to his arrival. The doubles pairing of Lock and Nunez ranked as high as No. 4 in the country before a season-ending injury knocked Lock out of competition for most of the spring.
The ‘Noles also placed two members on the All-ACC teams, with Dominic Cotrone (second team) and Cristian Gonzalez Mendez(third team) garnering honors. Two players, Gonzalez Mendez and Blake Davis, were also named to the ITA All-Academic Team, while Cotrone and Gonzalez Mendez were named to the All-ACC Academic Team.
The 2012-13 year was no different from the previous winning seasons. The year saw both Hultquist and associate coach Nick Crowell sweeping the ITA Southeast Regional coaches of the year awards. Cotrone and Davis ranked as high as No. 12 in the nation in doubles and played in the NCAA Doubles Championships at the end of the year.
During the 2012 season, Hultquist coached the team to its 10th straight NCAA appearance. The team finished 19-10 and reached the semifinals of the ACC Championships. Jordan Kelly-Houston was named to the All-ACC team while Andres Bucaro, Davis and Lock were named to the All-ACC Academic team.
In 2011, Vahid Mirzadeh headlined the season as he and Connor Smith were named All-Americans in doubles play, Hultquist’s fourth and fifth athletes to earn that honor. Mirzadeh made a huge impact off the courts as he was awarded the ITA Arthur Ashe Leadership and Sportsmanship Award, showcasing his playing abilities, leadership, community service, academic achievements and sportsmanship.
The 2009-10 season had the team making the NCAA Tournament for the eighth year in a row where they reached the second round of play. Awards started coming in the fall as Clint Bowles was the Wilson/ITA Southeast Regional Singles Champion. Later in the year, Jean-Yves Aubone was named the ITA Senior Player of the Year and was named to the All-ACC team along with Mirzadeh. The Seminoles stormed the classrooms that year with seven members of the team being named to the ACC Honor Roll. Aubone capped the year by being named the ACC Men’s Tennis Scholar-Athlete of the Year.
For the first time in school history, the Seminoles reached the Round of 16 in the NCAA Tournament in consecutive seasons (2008 and 2009). The 2009 season also marked the first time that the Seminoles finished the season ranked inside the top 15 in consecutive seasons (No. 13). Aubone also became the first player in school history to become a two-time All-American. The ‘Noles had three All-ACC performers for the second consecutive season with Aubone, Bowles and Maciek Sykut earning those honors.
It was also in 2009 that Hultquist surpassed his predecessor David Barron as the winningest coach in school history, notching win No. 142 in the fourth match of the season against ACC-rival Duke on January 31, 2009, in the first round of the National Indoor Championships. With 21 victories in 2009, Hultquist won more than 20 in one season for the third time in his career and the second season in a row.
The 2008 season was a year of records for Florida State culminating in a trip to the Round of 16 of the NCAA Tournament. The Seminoles achieved their highest ranking in program history at No. 7 during the season and individually saw Aubone earn the highest singles’ ranking in the school’s history. FSU’s 21 victories marked the second time Hultquist led his squad to a 20-win season during his tenure.
Under the direction of Hultquist, Florida State players rose to new heights in 2008 with Aubone earning singles All-American honors and Sam Chang and Bowles getting All-ACC accolades. Aubone and Bowles also finished second in school history for doubles victories in a single season (28).
In 2007, Hultquist led Florida State to a 17-10 record and the Seminoles rose to No. 10 during the season. FSU also hosted an NCAA Regional for the first time in school history.
In Hultquist’s sixth year at FSU, the Seminoles reached the 2005 NCAA Elite Eight for the first time and finished with its then highest-ever national ranking at No. 13 and stamped its first 20-plus win season since 1985. Hultquist led his squad to an impressive 21-8 mark and a second-place finish in the ACC. Under Hultquist’s tutelage in 2005, Mat Cloer became the school’s first singles’ All-American and won the program’s first national honor with the ITA Arthur Ashe Award.
Hultquist hit the ground running in the fall of 2005 and led his troops to an impressive fall campaign. For the Seminoles’ efforts, Florida State not only earned the school’s first invitation to the 2006 USTA/ITA National Men’s Team Indoor Championship but also garnered a respectable preseason ranking of No. 11 by the Intercollegiate Tennis Association.
Individual honors were bountiful in 2004 with Cloer claiming his second ACC Player of the Year honor, only the third player in league history to receive the award in consecutive seasons. Freshman Jonathas Sucupira was named to the All-ACC team, a first by an FSU rookie since 1992.
Florida State had a break-out year during Hultquist’s fourth season as the 2003 squad returned to the NCAA Tournament for the first time since 1998 and ended the year with a 15-10 mark. The Seminoles produced their best finish in the ACC standings, taking second while winning the ACC Indoor Doubles Championship for the second year in a row. Individual accolades rolled in as Hultquist’s former aide, Ty Braswell, was named ITA Assistant Coach of the Year. On the court, Cloer became the first Seminole to earn ACC Player of the Year honors.
In his first year, Hultquist brought the Seminoles a winning record of 14-10. In his second year, the men’s team entered the 2001-02 season ranked No. 59 by the ITA.
Hultquist arrived at Florida State after serving eight years as an assistant coach at the University of Texas. While working under legendary coach Dave Snyder, Hultquist became known for his excellent recruiting abilities. He was also responsible for scheduling, fundraising, individualized coaching and many of the day-to-day operations of the program. While at Texas, Hultquist coached nine All-Americans, helped lead the Longhorns to six conference titles and made it to the NCAA Tournament Sweet 16 in each of his eight years.
Hultquist began his tennis career at Penn State where he was a four-year letterman and team captain in 1986. During that same year, he was an NCAA Tournament qualifier in doubles and earned all-conference honors in both singles and doubles. After graduating from Penn State, Hultquist turned pro, playing in the United States, Israel and Asia. During his career, Hultquist was selected to play on national teams that traveled to Korea and China for competition.
Hultquist is married to the former Angela White. The couple has four daughters, Devan (a Florida State beach volleyball player), Avery, Addison, and Mackenzie and one son, Blake.
Camp Director George Husack
George Husack will be entering his seventh season at the Capstone as he was named head coach on June 13, 2012. Husack joins the Crimson Tide after having spent the last three seasons as associate head coach for the four-time defending national champion University of Southern California Trojans.View George Husack's Bio ⟩
When he assumed the role of head coach for the Crimson Tide men's tennis team in 2012, George Husack had a vision to instill a winning mentality in Tuscaloosa and bring Alabama to national prominence. After only months at the reigns, Husack had the Tide back in the NCAA Championship tournament.
"My vision for this program is to be a championship contender, not only on the conference stage but also on a national stage," says Husack. "I want to create a culture, a standard. I'm going to be instilling my own thing. I'm used to competing on the last day of the season. I want these guys to experience competing and winning on the last day of the season."
After only one season, it was evident Husack's vision was coming to life. In addition to making the NCAAs as a team for the first time in three years, Husack's development of individual players shined through. Jarryd Botha, the Tide's No. 1 player, nearly tripled his win total from the previous year, earned a national ranking and a spot in the NCAA Singles and Doubles Championships. He, and partner David Vieyra, were awarded All-America honors in doubles, the first for any Tide doubles teams in two decades.
Despite losing three starters, and gaining only one freshman, the team collected four more wins in Husack's first year than it did in 2012, which includes a 4-3 victory in the SEC Championship tournament against sixth-ranked Ole Miss in Oxford. Botha and Becker O'Shaughnessey earned All-SEC honors, while Daniil Proskura was named SEC Scholar-Athlete of the Year and winner of the ITA Arthur Ashe Leadership & Sportsmanship Award for the Southern region.
Most recently, Husack brought the Tide back to the NCAA Tournament in 2018. The Tide was not satisfied with only a berth in the tournament as UA went on a historic run to the Round of 16. After upsetting No. 23 (No. 2 seed) Tulane 4-1 in the first round of the Tallahassee Regional, Alabama moved on to only its fourth Sweet 16 appearance in program history after defeating No. 11 and host Florida State, 4-2. The Tide finished the season with 20 wins, marking only the 10th team in UA history to do so.
The Tide’s historic season did not end after team championships, as junior All-American Mazen Osama became the first Alabama player to make it to the Round of 16 of the NCAA Singles Championships and then topped it by advancing to the quarterfinals. Every year under Husack, Alabama has earned a berth in the NCAA Doubles Championships, in 2018 Osama and partner Edson Ortiz made it as one of the 32 pairings.
Husack, the 2012 ITA National Assistant Coach of the Year, joined the Tide after having spent the three seasons as associate head coach for the four-time defending national champion University of Southern California. In his role with the Trojans, he was responsible for coaching, player development and recruiting. As a team, USC compiled an 85-6 overall record throughout his tenure and had four individuals earn a combined 10 All-America honors under his watch. Husack also helped train and motivate one of the most decorated players in collegiate tennis, Steve Johnson, who won back-to-back NCAA Singles Championships and amassed 72 consecutive singles victories.
Prior to his appointment at USC, Husack spent two seasons as associate head coach at Illinois after having been the head coach at Santa Clara for five years.
While at Illinois, Husack helped the Illini to two straight trips to the NCAA Round of 16 while coaching student-athletes that attained top-10 rankings nationally in both singles and doubles. As with USC, his primary responsibilities included player development and recruiting.
Husack assumed the reins of head coach at Santa Clara in 2002 after having served as an assistant since 1995. Throughout his tenure as head coach, he built a program that reached many milestones including the highest national singles and doubles rankings in school history, a program record for most team wins in a single season as the Broncos went 20-8 in 2007, 19 All-West Coast Conference singles and doubles selections and 14 All-WCC All-Academic and ITA Scholar-Athlete honorees.
Husack, also an accomplished player, spent two seasons competing professionally on the International Tennis Federation and United States Tennis Association tours.
In addition to his professional experiences in tennis, Husack spent time in the business sector serving as a plan specialist for Franklin Mutual Fund, an operations analyst for Wells Fargo and Director of Marketing and Corporate Partnerships in athletics at Santa Clara.
A native of San Mateo, Calif., Husack earned his bachelor's degree in finance from San Diego State in 1991, while later attaining an MBA in marketing from the University of San Francisco in 1995. As a member of the San Diego State men's tennis team, he served as team captain as a senior and helped the Aztecs attain the program's first top-25 national ranking.
Husack and his wife Kristina have three children: Nina (10) and twins Grant and Greta (8).
Co-Directors Paul and Kathy Settles
Paul and Kathy Settles bring over twenty years of experience working with professional, collegiate, and junior tennis players.View Paul and Kathy Settles's Bio & Tennis Tips ⟩
Having spent the first fifteen years of their careers with the Association of Tennis Professionals (ATP World Tour), Paul and Kathy began coaching at Claremont-Mudd-Scripps Colleges in 2004, where they have helped to bring the CMS men's and women's programs to national prominence, including an NCAA DIII National Men's Title in 2015 and an NCAA DIII National Women's Title in 2018.
Kathy is a PTR certified professional, while Paul is a USPTA P1 certified teaching professional and a graduate of the USTA High Performance Coaching program. Kathy also coaches the Boys and Girls Varsity Tennis Teams at Claremont High School and was named the 2019 Sun/Bulletin Girls Tennis Coach of the Year after the CHS Girls Team reached the final of Division II CIF Team Championships. In 2021, her Boys Team won the Division I CIF Team Championship Title.
Kathy and Paul have collectively won 41 USTA National Championships - including fourteen together - and have earned USTA year end #1 rankings in three different divisions. Most recently they've captured the following national titles:
- 2016 USTA National Husband Wife 100's Hardcourt Champions
- 2017 USTA National Husband Wife 100's Grasscourt Champions
- 2017 USTA National Husband Wife 100's Hardcourt Champions
- 2017 USTA National Husband Wife 100's Indoor Champions
- 2018 USTA National Husband Wife 100's Grasscourt Champions
- 2018 USTA National Husband Wife 100's Indoor Champions
- 2019 USTA National Husband Wife 100's Grasscourt Champions
- 2019 USTA National Husband Wife 100's Hardcourt Champions
- 2019 USTA National Husband Wife 100's Indoor Champions
- 2020 USTA National Husband Wife 100's Grasscourt Champions
Tennis Tips by Paul and Kathy Settles:
The goal of this program is to equip student-athletes with the knowledge and tools to take their game to a collegiate level. With some of the nation's top academic and athletic universities at hand, campers play in a competitive environment with hands-on instruction from Head and Assistant college coaches. The camp provides a perfect platform for players to demonstrate their skills and all other assets of their game.
CHECK-IN AND CHECK-OUT
We recommend all families arrive the night before camp starts
Check-in takes place at 8:30am. Check-out occurs at 4:00pm at the tennis stadium following a camp conclusion ceremony with parents and players. More details included in the camp information packet which is sent out pre-camp.
WHAT IS INCLUDED
The program tuition includes 12 hours of education, instruction, competition and guaranteed exposure to every coach. Lunch is also included both days.
TRANSPORTATION AND LODGING
Participants are responsible for their transportation to and from the camp and for accommodations before and during the camp. A block of rooms have been reserved at Hotel Indigo Tallahassee Collegetown for any and all families that wish to book rooms close by. Rooms are confirmed for tennis camp families at $99 per night, plus taxes and fees.
A detailed camper information packet containing check in location, health/release forms, emergency contact info, and a list of things to bring will be emailed to all registered campers pre-camp.
COVID-19 SAFETY & REGULATIONS
For more information on our Covid-19 safety procedures and regulations, please visit https://www.ussportscamps.com/covid-safety.
SUPERVISION AND POLICIES
The staff will provide supervision of participants during the scheduled camp hours. Drugs, alcohol and tobacco are strictly prohibited, and constitute, along with general misconduct, grounds for dismissal from camp without a refund.
- 8:30am Check-in @ tennis courts
- 9:00am Welcome Tennis Players & Parents - Opening Session and introduction to camp objectives
- 9:30am *How to be a Successful Collegiate Player* Coaches Discussion
- 10:00am On-Court Skill Evaluation and Instructional Drills
- 12:00noon Lunch Break
- 1:00pm College-Style Warm-up for Afternoon Session
- 1:30pm College-style Matchplay with Evaluating and Coaching
- 7:00pm Recruiting Seminar
- 8:30am On-Court Warm-Up and Stretching
- 9:00am Morning Drill Session (“college-style” team practices)
- 11:30am Lunch and Rest
- 1:00pm Classroom Presentation
- 1:30pm Singles & Doubles Matchplay
- 4:00pm Closing Ceremony and Check-Out
Camp Dates & Prices
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