McMurry Tennis Camps
Head CoachBryan Rainwater
When McMurry University began its search for a new tennis coach, the journey did not need to go very far – or very long – elevating McM assistant tennis coach Bryan Rainwater - a native of Ft. Stockton, Texas - to the head coach position. Rainwater has also handled the University's NCAA compliance duties since 2015.
"We are thrilled to introduce Bryan as our head tennis coach," McM Director of Athletics Sam Ferguson said. "Not only is he an alumnus, but he has served the University in various capacities since he graduated. He has contributed in substantial ways as our assistant tennis coach for the last six years and as our director of compliance. He is ready for this challenge and I have no doubt that he will build on the strong foundation of success we have enjoyed. Our tennis teams are in great hands."
Coach Rainwater has worked the McMurry Summer Camps since 2007 and Co-Directed them for the last 4 years. During his tenure as an assistant, Rainwater helped elevate the War Hawks' programs to a position of contention every season.
Before assuming the role as an assistant coach for McMurry, Rainwater enjoyed a stellar career in the Maroon & White from 2007-2011. As a player, Rainwater was a part of McMurry's back-to-back ASC divisional championships in 2009 and 2010, and in 2011 the War Hawks set a school record with 19 team victories. He was voted first team All-American Southwest Conference West Division honoree – all four seasons – at both singles and doubles. In 2008, he was the ASC West Newcomer of the Year award winner. He compiled a career singles record of 47-28 and a doubles mark of 54-24.
Assistant CoachChris Breaux
McMurry University’s tennis program has welcomed one of its own – Chris Breaux – back to the fold to serve as its Assistant Coach beginning with the 2018-19 season. Breaux was reunited with former McM teammate Bryan Rainwater, who assumed the head coach duties in the summer of 2018, as well.
Most recently, Breaux coached at Clack Middle School for three years. He also spent three years as a counselor at the Baylor University Tennis Camp and has been a part of McMurry’s Tennis Camp for six years, previously.
Breaux played four seasons (2010-14) in the Maroon & White. Breaux amassed a career record of 47-30 in singles and was 57-27 in doubles, including a 39-23 mark with three-year partner Casjen Rico. Breaux and Rico won the 2014 ITA regional championship and finished sixth in the nation in doubles. The tandem earned All-Heartland Conference honors in 2014 and All-American Southwest Conference West Division first team in 2012.Additionally, Breaux was All-ASC West honorable mention at singles in 2012. As a freshman in 2011, Breaux was All-ASC West first team at fourth singles and second team ASC West for second doubles.
Breaux had outstanding net results in the classroom as well for the War Hawks. Breaux was a three-time academic all-conference honoree (ASC as a sophomore and Heartland Conference as a junior and senior). As a senior, he was honored on the HC President’s Honor Roll for grade point averages of 3.50 or higher.
Breaux also led the McMurry team to back-to-back final four finishes at the National Christian College Athletic Association championships. As a junior in 2013, Breaux and the War Hawks placed third, followed by a national runner-up finish his senior campaign in 2014.
Breaux is a native of Livingston, Texas (Livingston High School), where he played under Scotty McFarlain for four seasons. He is the son of Ronald and Bonnie Breaux. Breaux graduated from McMurry in 2014 with a degree in business (marketing).