Reven Stephens is in his first year with the Golden Gopher men's tennis program. Stephens served as the facility operations manager at the Baseline Tennis Center from 2006 to 2012 before he was named the Junior Development Tennis program manager at Lifetime Fitness in 2012.
Prior to his time in facility operations, Stephens was an assistant coach throughout high school and collegiate levels. Serving as an assistant coach for the Minnesota women's tennis team in the fall of 2007, Stephens was also the assistant women's tennis coach at the College of St. Catherine from 2005-07. On the men's side, Stephens was the head coach of Breck High School from 2008-11. In that span, Stephens led Breck to two Minnesota state championships in 2009 and 2011. As a Breck tennis player himself, Stephens was the No. 1 ranked player in 16s and 18s USTA Northern Section divisions. While at Breck, Stephens was a part of three state championship teams and earned an individual title in 1998. He went on to play collegiately at Kentucky and Minnesota and in the 2004 ITF Futures tournament.
Stephens was born in British Columbia but called Orono, Minn., his hometown. He was a 2003 graduate of the University of Minnesota. He currently resides in Minneapolis with his wife Katherine and his sons Winfield and Caelin.
Gophers Take Tough 4-3 Loss
Ruben Weber and Marino Alpeza looked strong as the Gophers dropped a nail-biter of a Border Battle 4-3 to Wisconsin.
Gophers Lose to No. 13 South Florida
The No. 23 University of Minnesota Gophers fell to No. 13 South Florida 7-0 at the Baseline Tennis Center.
Gophers Hosting South Florida, Wisconsin
The No. 23 Gophers have another tough weekend ahead as they host No. 13 South Florida and No. 74 Wisconsin at the Baseline Tennis Center.