|Title||Head Tennis Coach|
In 1984, Larry Strickland was hired as the head men tennis coach at Howard. He has continued to serve as Howard’s head tennis coach for 28 years. He was ask to start a women’s program in 1986 and has served as the only women’s head coach at Howard University for 26 years. His teams have won 9 Mid- Eastern Athletic Conference Championships and 9 times have been finalist.
During Strickland’s tenure as head coach, he has coached over 70 Intercollegiate Tennis Association(ITA) Scholar All Americans. He has had four teams achieve the ITA Team All-Academic Team award. Strickland has been named MEAC Coach of the Year 11 times. He received USTA/ITA National Community and Campus Outreach Award for 2011-2012.
Strickland was a professor at Howard for seven years (1992-99) and was a tennis instructor for the Joy of Sports Foundation (1997-00) and the Washington Tennis and Education Foundation (1992-96).
He graduated with a bachelor's degree in fine art and physical education from Wilmington College in 1969. Strickland is certified by the U.S. Professional Tennis Association (USPTA) and the United States Professional Tennis Registry (USPTR).
Strickland is not married and resides in the District of Columbia.