• Watauga Pioneer Athletics is very excited to announce the hiring of new Women's Tennis Coach Phoebe Boeschen.  Coach Boeschen has an extensive playing and coaching background in the sport of tennis. She has most recently been teaching middle school math at Cape Central Junior High School and has served as the Head Women's and Head Men's Tennis Coach at Cape Central High School in Cape Girardeau Missouri. She started as an assistant coach to the Women's Team in the Fall of 2021. She assumed the role of Head Coach for the Men's Team in the Spring of 2022 where her team gained their first district win since 2014. In addition to coaching the Men's team, she assumed the role of the Head Coach of the Women's Team in the the Fall of 2022 and has held both roles up until now. Upon assuming the role of Head Women's Coach she helped the top 2 players receive a 4th place finish in doubles at the state tennis tournament in Springfield Missouri. This was the highest a doubles team has placed in school history.

    Prior to coaching at the high school level, she served as a Collegiate Assistant Women's Tennis Coach at Southeast Missouri State from the Spring of 2020 to the Spring of 2021 under Head Coach Mary Beth Gunn. According to Coach Gunn at SEMO she described Phoebe as "an elite player, coach, and person who would be a huge asset to our athletic department and community." In addition to coaching in these roles, she has worked numerous camps (Nike Tennis Camp at Pepperdine University, Malibu California) and helped run junior tennis clinics/events/lessons in Missouri, Oklahoma, and Florida.

    Prior to teaching and coaching, she was a standout player at Missouri State from August 2015 - May 2019. Some of her accomplishments as a player at Missouri State include:

    -MVC Tournament Team Tennis Champion May 2018
    -NCAA Division One Tournament Match- Oxford, MS May 2018
    -ITA Scholar-Athlete Team 2015-2017
    -MVC Academic Honor Roll 2015-2017
    -MSU Athletic Director's Honor Roll 2015-2019

    In addition to all of the above-listed accomplishments, she is most passionate about positively influencing young people through the platform of teaching and coaching. She understands the impact that a teacher and coach can have on a student's life and she is very excited to have that opportunity to influence the young people in our community. In addition to her coaching duties at WHS, Coach Boeschen will be teaching middle and high school math in a split position between Green Valley School and Watauga High School starting in the Fall of 2023. 
    We are very excited to welcome her to the Watauga High School Athletic Department and look forward to the direction of our Women's Tennis program under her leadership.
    *****Fall 2023 Tryout/Practice Information will be communicated early in the summer*****