Holland Public Schools will honor Dwayne “Tiger” Teusink on Saturday, September 24, with the renaming of the Soccer & Tennis Complex.
Tiger graduated from Holland High in 1954 and came on board as a teacher and coach in 1971. Throughout his tenure, he was a much respected teacher, athletic director, and tennis coach.
He retired from teaching in 1989 and from coaching in 1998.
Tiger has a long list of accomplishments, including expanding the growth of tennis programs both locally and statewide.
His 35 years of coaching team tennis is marked by an impressive 453-176 win/loss record.
At the high school level, his teams earned 13 conference championships, 16 regional championships, and state runner-up honors in 1976.
Tiger has been selected for three state and national coaching “Hall of Fame” awards and earned National Coach of the Year honors form the United States Tennis Association in 2005.
He earned the Michigan High School Tennis “Coach of the Year” award five times.
“Tiger’s record as a tennis coach is amazing,” said Susan DeJong, HPS school board trustee and 1971 HHS grad. “But even more inspiring is Tiger’s care and commitment to our kids. He and his wife Shirley had every team over for dinner every year and he grew a lifetime of great relationships with his athletes.”
The district will rename the tennis court section of the current Soccer & Tennis Complex to “Tiger Teusink Courts” on Saturday, September 24.
A newly constructed archway to the courts at the Holland High 600 Van Raalte Avenue campus location will be dedicated.
A reception near the courts will begin at 11 am with the dedication ceremony to follow at noon. The public is invited.
“Tiger’s an incredible man with a long history of coaching excellence and service to young people that is second to none,” said HHS athletic director Ben Farkas. “It’s fitting that we honor him in this way.”