|Title:||Senior Woman Administrator|
|Alma Mater:||Wisconsin Lutheran College 1981|
Pam Tullberg is in her sixth season as head coach of the women's tennis team at Wisconsin Lutheran College. Tullberg, who spent seven seasons as the team's assistant coach prior to being named head coach in 2008, also serves as Senior Woman Administrator in the athletic department.
Tullberg mentored the 2012-2013 team to a 15-7 record along with a 10-1 record in the Northern Athletics Conference for the second straight season. The Warriors finished second in the conference and reached the NAC Tournament championship match, falling just short in their bid to reach the NCAA Tournament in back-to-back seasons.
In 2011-2012, Tullberg led WLC to its best season in program history as the Warriors reached the NCAA Tournament for the first time. Wisconsin Lutheran also captured its third conference championship, despite being picked to finish eighth in the league's preseason poll. The 2011 championship was the Warriors first since joining the NAC in 2006.
Not only did WLC win the 2011 regular season NAC championship, but the Warriors also brought home the 2012 NAC Team Tournament championship by defeating Edgewood College 5-3 in the title match.
During her seven seasons as an assistant coach under former head coach Dave Larson, the Warriors captured two Lake Michigan Conference titles and were runners-up three times.
In June 2007, Tullberg graduated from the Women's Coaches Academy (WCA) held in Indianapolis, Ind. The WCA is an NCAA-sponsored event designed to give coaches the opportunity to understand their expanding role as a coach, along with perspectives and skills to help them make the most of their situation. In the company and understanding of other coaches, they have the opportunity to talk and listen with others to gain support and learn new tools and strategies.
Tullberg graduated from WLC in 1981 with an associate of arts degree. During her two years as a student, she competed in volleyball, basketball, softball, and played tennis on the college's club team.
An avid tennis player herself, Tullberg has competed in the United States Tennis Association state league since 1995. She won the Badger State Games women's doubles gold medal three straight years (2005-2007). Tullberg has also competed in a national invite tournament in Indian Wells, Calif., with a tri-level team. For four years, Tullberg has captained the women's team representing Wisconsin at the Midwest Senior Championships in Lansing, Mich. This July, Tullberg and assistant coach Brenda Cullin teamed for the National Senior Games held in Cleveland, Ohio. After winning several close matches, they were awarded the gold medal for the 50-54 women's doubles national championship.
Tullberg believes that staying competitive in tennis as an adult has improved her ability to relate to the women on the team. "I know what they are going through before, during, and after every match," says Tullberg. "I'm in that same position when I get on the court during my state league matches and tournaments. I promote tennis as a life-long sport and hope the lessons learned on the practice court and the playing court can be transferred to future situations in the players' lives."
Tullberg was born August 22, 1961, in Appleton. She and her husband, Keith, live in Milwaukee. They have two children, Joel, who lives in Lansing, Mich., and Hannah, who lives in Milwaukee.