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Northwest Missouri State University

Coaching Staff

Coaching Staff

Mark Rosewell

Mark Rosewell
Men's & Women's Head Coach

  • 1,046 victories at Northwest (most of any coach in any sport)
  • 1,068 career victories (including 22 at Central Missouri)
  • 26 MIAA Regular Season Championships (12 women, 14 men, nine MIAA Tournament Championships (8 men, 1 women) and 37 NCAA Tournament appearances (20 men, 17 women)
  • Entering 36th year as a collegiate head coach in 2017-18 (34th at Northwest)
  • Previously coached at alma mater, the University of Central Missouri.
  • Coached 136 MIAA champions and 87 first team All-MIAA performers.
  • Captured 1,000th victory on April 13, 2015, in a men's victory over Washburn in Topeka, Kan.

AT NORTHWEST (1,046-486 overall)

Since 1984, Rosewell has led Northwest tennis teams to 26 MIAA regular season championships (14 men, 12 women), nine MIAA Tournament championships (8 men, 1 women) and 37 NCAA tournament appearances (20 men, 17 women) in his tenure.

In all, Rosewell has a career record of 1,068-513, and hold the distinction of being just the second MIAA coach in any sport to reach 1,000 wins. He has been named MIAA Coach of the Year 27 times, the latest honor coming in 2017.

The Bearcat men's team has advanced to the NCAA Tournament 20 times, including the last 12-straight seasons. Northwest has advanced to the Round of 16 seven times since 2006 and made it to the Round of Eight in 2014 and 2016. The Bearcat men have won 14 MIAA regular season titles and all eight tournament titles under Rosewell. Northwest is 521-233 all time in men's play under Rosewell.

The Northwest women's team made its 17th NCAA Tournament appearance under Rosewell in 2016. The Bearcats are 525-253 under Rosewell, winning 12 MIAA regular season titles and one MIAA Tournament title.

In addition to the success of Bearcat tennis in the spring, Rosewell has seen similar successes in the fall. Northwest has won six ITA regional titles in all. Romain Boissinot won the men's title in 2014 while Kristina Vucenov won the women's latest title in 2007. Gena Lindsay won back-to-back regional titles in 2004 and 2005. Chris Smith and Jake Saulsbury won the men's regional doubles tournament and advanced to nationals held in Fort Myers, Fla., in 2006.

Northwest has had four MIAA Most Valuable Players since the award was first presented in 2003. The most recent recipient was Boissinot in 2015. Malcolm Harrison earned back-to-back honors in 2010 and 2011. Rosa Tapia was a co-winner of the award in 2004. Lindsay won back-to-back MVP honors in 2005 and 2006.

In addition, Rosewell has brought in five MIAA Freshman of the Year student-athletes. Pablo Acebedo (2004), Vijit Sehgal (2008), Boissinot (2014) and Sergi Fontcuberta (2016) were recipients on the men's side. Veronica Castilla became the Bearcats' first female honoree in 2007.

Northwest's women reached the quarterfinals of the NCAA tournament in 1997 and 2003 - the best finishes in Bearcat tennis history. The 1997 team had a program-record 28 wins and won 24 matches in a row at one point. The 2003 team finished with 24 wins and brought home the team's third consecutive MIAA crown.

Rosewell has won the men's and women's MIAA championships in the same year six times - the most of any MIAA coach. The most recent occurrence was 2010. Rosewell also accomplished the feat in 1987, 1996, 1997, 2001 and 2002


A college tennis player in his own right, Rosewell compiled Central Missouri's best career winning percentage in the 1970s.

He earned both his bachelor's degree in physical education and master's degree in industrial safety engineering at UCM. Roswell served as head tennis coach for both the Mules and Jennies of Central Missouri while working on his master's degree. He was 22-27 at UCM as head coach in two seasons prior to arriving at Northwest.