Terry Porter


Terry PorterTerry Porter is in his 20th year as the women's head tennis coach at Indiana Wesleyan University. His team won the Mid- Central College Conference regular season and tournament in the fall of 2010 for the 19th consecutive year. Indiana Wesleyan is currently ranked 15th nationally in NAIA. A 13-0 record stretched its winning streak in the regular fall season to 195 matches dating back to 1995. Porter's overall record since the women's tennis program was started up again in 1991 is 349-35. He will take his team to the NAIA National Tournament in 2011 for the 14th straight year.

Porter was selected the 2004 Wilson/ITA NAIA Women's National Tennis Coach of the Year. He was the NCCAA Women's National Tennis Coach of the Year in 2003, 2005, 2007, and 2008 as his team won the national title each of those years. Porter has been voted the MCC Coach of the Year 13 times.

In addition, Terry coached the IWU men's tennis team from 1968-1995 accumulating 223-107 record. His team had four straight trips to the NAIA Nationals in the mid 80's. He was the baseball coach from 1968-1970, men's golf coach from 1973-1985, men's assistant basketball coach from 1980-1987, and head women's basketball coach from 1990-1999.

Porter, after graduating from Marion High School, played tennis and baseball at Taylor University where he earned a degree in mathematics. He received his master's degree in mathematics from Ball State University in 1968 and completed additional graduate work in computer science through Ball State University in 1983.

Terry is in his 45th year as Associate Professor of Mathematics at Indiana Wesleyan University. He and his wife Betty are parents to Doug Porter and Deb (Porter) Wuertley, who are both accomplished tennis players. They have six grandchildren.