Susan Schenfield is in her eighth season as the head men’s and women's tennis coach at Pitt-Bradford.
Schenfield was responsible for starting both programs in 2008.
With a squad full of underclassmen, the Panthers grabbed four victories during the 2013 season, including three over conference opponents. The women finished with a 3-5 Allegheny Mountain Collegiate Conference record.
The Panthers finished eighth at the AMCC championships.
The women totaled five victories in 2012 and advanced to the AMCC tournament. Kayla Branch and sisters Sarah and Emily Fowkes were named to the All-AMCC team. Branch and Sarah Fowkes were one of the top doubles tandems in the league, and Emily Fowkes earned recognition at the No. 6 singles flight.
In 2011, the women matched their seven wins from the previous season and finished fourth in the AMCC with a record of 5-3. Pitt-Bradford posted a fourth-place finish at the AMCC championships and two players were named to the all-conference squad.
In 2010, Pitt-Bradford put together its best season yet, finishing 7-4 overall and third in the AMCC during the regular season with a 6-2 record. A total of five players earned all-conference honors, and the Panthers finished in a tie for second at the AMCC Championships.
On the men's side, Pitt-Bradford earned the highest seed in program history for the AMCC tournament after notching the third overall seed. The men also finished 5-6 overall and 4-2 in AMCC play for its best season in program history.
The Panthers placed two players on the All-AMCC second team. On March 28, Pitt-Bradford earned its biggest win of the season, defeating Penn State Behrend on the road 7-2.
The Panthers went 3-7 in 2013. Much like the women, the men had their best season, at the time, in the spring of 2011 with a 4-7 overall record. The four wins matched the team’s win total from the previous two seasons.
Her players have excelled off the court as well. Her women’s team has finished with the top GPA among all the University’s athletic teams three times, and she has had both a male and female named the Pitt-Bradford Scholar-Athlete of the Year. In addition, two men’s players have received the Pitt-Bradford Triangle of Success honor that recognizes student-athletes each year who exhibit the following attributes; dedication to their sport, positive attitude, athletic ability, citizenship, character, leadership, and sportsmanship.
Schenfield was the longtime tennis coach at Bradford Area High School. She coached the boys from 1983-94 and the girls from 1987-96. She also serves as a tennis class instructor at Pitt-Bradford and was the head tennis pro at the St. Bonaventure University Fitness Center from 2002-04. Schenfield was the assistant tennis pro at Chautauqua Institution for two years, 2005-07, before joining Pitt-Bradford.
She is a member of the Professional Tennis Registry (PTR) and the United States Tennis Association.
She received her bachelor’s degree in business administration/accounting from Penn State University.
Schenfield currently resides in Bradford, Pa.