New Ohio State tennis facility to be named after Zanesville graduate Ty Tucker


By Nick McWilliams, Sports Director

Current Ohio State director of tennis, head coach and Zanesville graduate Ty Tucker can add another accolade to his extensive list of accomplishments — his name will be on the new, purpose built tennis facility on campus.

Next to the already completed tennis courts in the proposed Athletic District, the facility will be approximately 75,000 square feet and, according to the universities website, “will feature six indoor courts and theater style seating for spectators behind every court as well as locker rooms and training facilities for both the men’s and women’s teams.”

Tucker won the Ohio High School state title as a freshman in 1985, and is a member of the Zanesville High School Hall of Fame as of 2012. He is also the winningest coach in Big Ten men’s tennis history, as well as at Ohio State.

As coach of the Buckeyes, Tucker has gone 555-84, along with a 185-12 record in the Big Ten. During that time, Tucker helped lead the team to 200 consecutive home wins, while also helping secure the team’s first indoor national title in Ohio State men’s tennis history in 2014.