CLEVELAND, Ohio – Case Western Reserve University Men's and Women’s Tennis Head Coach Todd Wojtkowski was inducted into the Ursuline High School Hall of Fame this past weekend in Youngstown, Ohio. Wojtkowski is 2001 gradute of UHS.
“It was an honor to be inducted with a class filled with so many state champions and to be introduced by my sister, Caroline,” said Wojtkowski. “My sister spoke so well of me, and it was truly the highlight of the night.”
“In my speech, I simply talked about how winning became such a culture at our high school that it spread to younger athletes such as myself in a sense that I saw what these other great athletes were doing. I wanted to do that and much more for my class.”
That thought process has translated into Wojtkowski's current position as leader of the Spartan tennis programs. In his fourth year, Wojtkowski continues to guide his student-athletes to unprecedented levels of success. CWRU's men are currently ranked No. 21 in the nation as well as No. 3 in the Intercollegiate Tennis Association Central Region. The women are also regionally-ranked at No. 10.
Prior to coming to University Circle, Wojtkowski spent two seasons as an assistant coach at NCAA Division I The Citadel. During his time in Charleston (S.C.), he helped lead the program to its first-ever national ranking and a 16-9 record in 2007-08 after winning just two matches the previous year.
He spent three years playing at the University of Toledo before transferring to the Ohio State University. As a scholarship student-athlete at Toledo, Wojtkowski was a three-time Varsity T award winner, Team Leadership Award winner and team captain.
He redshirted his senior (first) year at Ohio State, playing for the Buckeyes during his first year of graduate school. The team won a Big Ten Championship and rose to a No. 5 national ranking. Wojtkowski earned several awards, including the Ohio State Scholar-Athlete Award, the 2006 Senior Leader Award and the Men’s Varsity "O" Post-Graduate Scholarship.
Wojtkowski later earned his bachelor’s degree in middle childhood education in 2006 from Ohio State and completed an M.B.A at The Citadel in 2008.
“I was most moved by the fact that it was our first year of eligibility and that the committee held me in the same breath as a state championship quarterback that went on to play at Washington State University and the University of Montana as well as being invited to the NFL Combine,” noted Wojtowski. “I am truly honored.”