Madison East has named Jamey Vorlander as its boys tennis coach, Madison East athletic director T.J. Rogness said Monday.

Vorlander returns to Madison East, where he was the Purgolders’ boys and girls coach from 2004 to 2008. He led the Purgolders’ boys team to three appearances at the WIAA team state tournament and the girls to four appearances, Rogness said.

Vorlander had a highly successful run as a coach at Madison Edgewood from 2012-16. He led the boys and girls teams, including leading the boys and girls teams to state team titles in WIAA Division 2 in 2016. He also directed the girls to state team championships in 2013 in 2015.

Vorlander was the 2016 National Federation of High Schools girls coach of the year and the 2016 Wisconsin High School Tennis Coaches Association boys coach of the year.

During his career, Vorlander has coached more than 90 individual state qualifiers, including 12 Individual medalists and one doubles champion. He also was coach of four players who earned NCAA Division I scholarships.

Vorlander is a tennis teaching professional at Hitters Sportsplex, after serving stints as a teaching pro at Gates Tennis Center in Denver, Colorado, and Cherokee Country Club in Madison.

The most recent boys tennis coach was Peter DiLalla, who served for one year (2017), Rogness said. John Wheeler was the coach prior to DiLalla. 

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Jon Masson covers high school sports for the Wisconsin State Journal. He has covered a variety of sports — including the Green Bay Packers and Wisconsin men's and women's basketball and volleyball — since he first came to the State Journal in 1999.