Gretchen Rush begins her second year as head women's tennis coach. In her first season, she led the Athenas to an undefeated SCIAC season and a fourth place finish at the NCAA Champioships. She has previously been the head women’s tennis coach for San Diego City College from 2008-12. She also served as head women’s tennis coach at Our Lady of Peace High School from 1995-97 and as an assistant coach for the women’s tennis team at San Diego State University in the 1993-94 academic year. In addition to her coaching experience, Rush Magers served as the head tennis professional at Peninsula Tennis Club from 1996-2006. She has also served as tennis professional at the La Jolla Beach and Tennis Club, Lomas Santa Fe Country Club and Fairbanks Ranch Country Club.
Rush played 10 years on the WTA tour and was a top 20 singles and doubles player. She was a quarterfinalist at the U.S. Open, French Open and Wimbledon. She represented the United States in the 1984 Olympics, the World University Games, the Pan American Games and the Senior ITF World Championships. Collegiately, she was a four-time All-American at Trinity University where she was NCAA doubles champion in 1983 and NCAA runner-up in singles and doubles in both 1985 and 1986.
Rush has a Bachelor’s in Physical Education from Trinity with a minor in Biology. She also earned a Master’s in Sports Administration from California University of Pennsylvania.