Pam Tullberg is in her ninth season as head coach of the women's tennis team at Wisconsin Lutheran College. Tullberg, who spent seven seasons as an assistant coach prior to being named head coach in 2008, also serves as Senior Woman Administrator in the athletic department.
The Warriors returned to the NACC Tournament last season for the first time since 2012-2013, finishing 10-7 overall and 6-4 in the NACC to secure the tournament's fourth seed. Kalyn Geddes was named to the All-NACC Singles Team after compiling an 8-2 conference record at No. 2 singles.
Tullberg led WLC to its best season in program history in 2011-2012 as the Warriors reached the NCAA Tournament for the first time with a 17-11 overall record and a 10-1 conference season. 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 NACC in 2006. Not only did WLC win the 2011 regular season championship, but the Warriors also brought home the 2012 NACC Team Tournament championship by defeating Edgewood 5-3 in the title match.
In eight seasons as head coach, Tullberg has instructed seven singles players and 10 doubles players to all-conference honors, including two-time NACC Player of the Year Kaitlyn Strehlow. 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.
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. Tullberg is a 2014 graduate of Columbia Southern University where she earned a BSBA with a sport management concentrate.
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. In July 2014, Tullberg and her doubles partner won a gold medal in the National Senior Games held in Cleveland, Ohio. In 2015, Tullberg brought home a silver medal in singles at the NSG.
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," said 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.