Midland High names new tennis coach

MIDLAND - Tom Heiting is being named the new tennis coach for the Midland High Bulldogs taking over for Carmen Stewart.

Heiting played tennis for Pat Wikse at Odessa Permian High School where he was a two time district champion and regional qualifier. He went on to play collegiately for Joe Williams at Midland College, where he was an All-American and a part of the 1989 Men's Tennis National Championship Team. Heiting finished his collegiate career in the Big Ten playing for the University of Iowa where he was named Academic All-Big Ten in 991.

Heiting was the head tennis coach at Midland High School from 1992-2009. He left coaching to join the ranks of administration and worked as an assistant principal at Greenwood High School from 2009-2012, and returned to Midland High School 2012-present. While at Greenwood, Heiting also had the opportunity to serve as the Rangers Head Tennis Coach. He has held a head tennis coaching position during twenty of his twenty-six years as an educator.

During Heiting's time as a coach in the district, he served on boards for both the Tennis Association of Midland and for the United States Tennis Association Texas Section. He served multiple years as the Region 1 President for the Texas Tennis Coaches Association, and later would be Vice President of the association, giving up the presidency in 2009. Heiting has had numerous district and regional qualifiers, along with three trips to the state championship. He has had numerous players go on to play at the collegiate level as well, and a few who now coach high school teams of their own throughout the state.