Chris Doerr

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Chris Doerr - Men's Tennis - Florida State Seminoles
Assistant Coach

Chris Doerr joined the Seminoles in the summer of 2019 as their new assistant coach after serving as the University of Memphis assistant coach for seven years.

The 2022 season saw the best finish yet for the Seminoles with Doerr. The team finished 22nd in the ITA rankings after a thrilling upset of No. 11 UGA in the NCAA Second Round. Doerr helped coach Loris Pourroy at the NCAA Singles Championships where he finished 51st in the singles rankings and 81st in the doubles rankings with Sebastian Arcila. The Seminoles brought home numerous awards including All-ACC First Team honors for Pourroy and All-ACC Third Team honors for Andy Petrovic. Freshman Josh Dous-Karpenschif was named the ITA Southeast Regional Rookie of the Year for his performances in both singles and doubles. FSU defeated seven nationally ranked opponents, including wins in the regular season against No. 18 Mississippi State, No. 20 NC State, and No. 23 Notre Dame. The Seminoles took down Notre Dame against in the Second Round of the ACC Chmpionships.

The 2021 season was challenging for the Seminoles due to the continuing pandemic and a long list of injuries shuffling the team’s lineup. Despite these challenges, FSU advanced to the quarterfinals of the ACC Championships for the ninth consecutive tournament following a win over BC and an upset of No. 34 Notre Dame.

During his first season with the Seminoles Doerr helped lead the Seminoles to an 11-4 record before the 2020 season was cut short due to the COVID-19 Pandemic. Florida State started the season off by winning six straight matches including an upset win over No. 21 Mississippi State and a win over Vanderbilt in the first round of the ITA Kick-Off Weekend. Florida State was 2-1 in the ACC before the season was cut short with wins over Georgia Tech and No. 46 Clemson. Under Doerr’s instruction, the Seminoles had a 50-23 (.685) combined singles record in the spring. Doerr and the Seminoles finished the season ranked No. 28. They were ranked in seven of the eight polls while being in the receiving votes of the other. Florida State reached a season-high ranking of No. 15 on February 25, 2020 after starting the season off with an 8-2 record.

In his seven years at Memphis Doerr helped lead the Tigers to a 104-62 record, including five trips to the NCAA Tournament. He was added to the Memphis staff in August of 2012 as a volunteer assistant coach. After helping the Tigers earn their first-ever Conference USA Championship in 2013 and a spot in the third round of the NCAA Tournament Doerr was promoted to assistant coach in July of 2013. The Tigers finished the season with a program-high ranking to end a season of No. 20.

In his six seasons as a full-time assistant coach, Doerr helped lead the Tigers to an 88-54 record including four trips to the NCAA Tournament and one trip to the second round in 2014. He was named the 2015 and 2018 Ohio Valley Region Assistant Coach of the Year.

Before his time at Memphis, Doerr spent one season as a volunteer assistant coach at Mississippi State (2010-11). Doerr was a former Bulldog as he was a four-year letter winner and was named the SEC Player of the Week one time in his junior season. In his one season as a volunteer coach, Mississippi State earned a 14-9 record and a second-round appearance in the NCAA Tournament. The Bulldogs were SEC Western Division Champions and finished the season ranked No. 20 in the country.

Hailing from Bromley, England, Doerr was ranked as high as No. 11 in the English National Rankings and as high as No. 480 in the ITF Rankings. In England, he was a member of the State Championship Team for four years and was a state champion in singles and doubles. He won a divisional title as the captain for the state team.

He graduated from Mississippi State in 2010 with a degree in communications. He and his wife, Rachel McLemore Doerr, married in August of 2012, have two children, Leighton and Archie, and a dog, Lily.

Doerr Year-by-Year

Florida State
Year            Record      Post Season

2021-22        18-10         3rd Round

2020-21        10-16         N/A

2019-20        11-4            N/A due to COVID-19 Pandemic

Year            Record      Post Season
2018-19        11-14            N/A
2017-18        18-6             1st Round
2016-17        15-9             1st Round
2015-16        14-11            1st Round
2014-15        15-8             N/A
2013-14        15-6             2nd Round
2012-13        16-6             3rd Round

Mississippi State
Year            Record      Post Season
2010-11        14-9             2nd Round

Total: 146-97