F-M tennis coach recognized for success with national honor

In addition to coaching tennis, Rudolph has taught at F-M High School for 30 years.

A local coach and teacher is getting national recognition for his success and his involvement in the community.

Philip Rudolph, who coaches girls tennis in Fayetteville-Manlius, was named 2013 National Coach of the Year by the National Federation of State High School Association. They say his career coaching record, involvement in community service and curricular activities and his coaching philosophy are among the reasons he was given the honor.

"This award is for all those involved in the F-M tennis program including past and present players and their families, coaches, administrators and the community," said Philip Rudolph, F-M girls tennis coach. "The efforts, support, and attitude of so many have gone into building a positive environment, which has allowed young individuals to flourish. I am proud to be a member of the F-M coaching and teaching community."

Rudolph has taught social studies at F-M High School for the last 30 years. As a tennis coach, his career record is an astounding 420-6.