|Title:||Head Tennis Coach|
Mike Shanks, the 2005 NWC Coach of the Year, is in his 14th season as men's tennis coach at Whitworth in 2012-13. In addition, Shanks took over as Director of Programs for the Scotford Tennis Center in the fall of 2007.
Shanks led the Pirates to an 11-9 record (8-4 in the Northwest Conference) during the 2011 and 2012 seasons. The Bucs lost to Willamette in the semifinals of the NWC tournament in 2011 and to eventual champion Whitman in the semifinals in 2012.
Shanks is a former board member of the Spokane Junior Tennis Development Association and a former national verifier for the United States Tennis Association's USA League Tennis Program. During his playing career, Shanks was ranked as high as sixth in the men's 35 singles and #1 in the men's 35 doubles in the Pacific Northwest.