Ryan Magee '11
Ryan Magee '11
Title: Head Coach
Phone: 802.654.2725
Email: rmagee@smcvt.edu
Year: 3rd
Alma Mater: Saint Michael's '11

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Ryan Magee '11 enters his third season as head coach of the Saint Michael's men's tennis program in 2017-18, and his fifth season overall after serving as an assistant for two seasons. The fall of 2017 is also his sixth as an assistant with the women's squad, and he served as interim head coach between coaches in late 2015 and early 2016.

During its first Florida training trip since 2013-14, Saint Michael's notched its first win of the 2016-17 season with a 5-4 victory over Millersville (Pa.) University on March 12 in Orlando at the United States Tennis Association (USTA) National Campus. The remainder of the season included various narrow losses that featured close swing matches during singles and doubles play, among them a season-ending 6-3 loss to Franklin Pierce University that involved a 9-7 doubles defeat and a 6-4, 7-5 singles setback. Among the examples of progress during the season was a 7-2 loss to Assumption College that featured three three-set singles losses, as the Purple and Gold won a combined 59 games, its most against the Greyhounds since Oct. 2, 2011, good for 18 more than during a loss by the same score in 2015-16 and more than double the 28 it totaled in a meeting as recently as in 2014-15.

The Purple Knights downed American International College, 7-2, on April 7, 2016, for Magee's first college coaching victory. The Purple and Gold student-athletes showed improvement throughout the season, winning more than 150 more games over the previous season.

A three-year tennis player during his undergraduate days at the College, Magee earned 18 victories between singles and doubles play. He graduated in 2011 with degrees in business administration and information systems.

Year Overall
Conference
2015-16 1-11 1-9
2016-17 1-14 0-9
2 Seasons 2-25 1-18
Craig Lindabery '10
Craig Lindabery '10
Title: Assistant Coach
Email: clindabery@smcvt.edu
Year: 3rd
Alma Mater: Saint Michael's '10

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Craig Lindabery '10 heads into his third season as an assistant coach with the Saint Michael's men's tennis program in 2017-18.

During its first Florida training trip since 2013-14, Saint Michael's notched its first win of the 2016-17 season with a 5-4 victory over Millersville (Pa.) University on March 12 in Orlando at the United States Tennis Association (USTA) National Campus. The remainder of the season included various narrow losses that featured close swing matches during singles and doubles play, among them a season-ending 6-3 loss to Franklin Pierce University that involved a 9-7 doubles defeat and a 6-4, 7-5 singles setback. Among the examples of progress during the season was a 7-2 loss to Assumption College that featured three three-set singles losses, as the Purple and Gold won a combined 59 games, its most against the Greyhounds since Oct. 2, 2011, good for 18 more than during a loss by the same score in 2015-16 and more than double the 28 it totaled in a meeting as recently as in 2014-15.

The Purple and Gold student-athletes showed improvement throughout the 2015-16 season, winning more than 150 more games over the previous season, including while knocking off American International College, 7-2, on April 7.

The alumnus was a two-time NE-10 All-Conference selection, claiming laurels as a first-year and a junior, while being lauded with an NE-10 Academic All-Conference accolade following his sophomore season. Lindabery concluded his career with 48 total victories, good for a tie for fourth in program history, including going 28-23 in singles, tying for third in singles triumphs. He remains the school record holder for total victories in a season, having recorded 20 in 2007-08.

Lindabery graduated with a degree in English.

Mark Ellingson
Mark Ellingson
Title: Volunteer Assistant Coach
Phone: 802.654.2523
Email: mellingson@smcvt.edu
Year: 1st
Alma Mater: Montana '03

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Mark Ellingson returns for his second season as the Saint Michael's women's tennis head coach in 2017-18 after being hired in the spring of 2016. He is also amid his first season as an assistant coach with the men's program.

The Purple Knights approached .500 for the first time in two seasons during the fall of 2016, standing 6-4 late in the season before losing four times in five days, including against three Northeast-10 Conference Championship qualifiers, two of which were regionally ranked. Ellingson nabbed the first victory of his college coaching career on Sept. 7, when Saint Michael's downed Saint Anselm College, 6-3, as Riley Kruger '17 - a former student-athlete of his at nearby Colchester High School - struck for the clinching victory.

Ellingson stepped into his first college coaching position but brought a wealth of high school and clinic experience. Since 2009 he has been the varsity girls' tennis head coach at Colchester High, a role he continues holding. The Lakers went 11-7 while advancing to the state semifinals in 2013, a year after garnering the No. 7 seed and losing to the eventual state runner-up in the playdowns. In 2011, Ellingson's squad was 9-8 and lost to the eventual state champion in the quarterfinals. The Lakers were 7-8 in 2015 and 7-9 in 2016, when they garnered a No. 10 seed and sprung a first-round upset over the 7th seed before falling to the undefeated No. 2 team in Division I during the quarterfinals. The 2017 iteration of the Lakers finished 9-8, claiming the No. 7 seed in the postseason before being upset in a playdown.

A member of the United States Tennis Association (USTA) and the Vermont Principals' Association (VPA) Tennis Committee, Ellingson was the head tennis pro at Tyler Place Family Resort in Highgate Springs for six summers in addition to coaching tennis in various capacities at Hellgate High School in Missoula, Mont., between 1998 and 2001. As head coach, he led the varsity boys and girls to second and fourth place, respectively, at the 2001 state championships.

Ellingson has been employed by Colchester High School since 2007, performing such functions as managing accounts, bookkeeping, purchasing, site administration and event coordination. He was also the girls' basketball varsity assistant coach and junior varsity head coach between 2009-10 and 2011-12, leading the JV squad to a 44-16 record and helping the varsity Lakers reach the 2011 state semifinals. Through the After School Program in Colchester, Ellingson has led tennis clinics to youths in town.

Ellingson graduated from the University of Montana in 2003 with a degree in business administration, with a concentration in marketing, before finishing his master's degree in business administration, with a sports management concentration, at Southern New Hampshire University in 2014.