Coaches and Pros
Scott Yarbrough - Head Coach
Scott graduated from Jasper High School in 1989 and went on to play tennis at Murray State University. After graduating with a degree in secondary education, Scott spent 5 years teaching and coaching at Southridge High School. In 2002 Scott returned to Jasper as a teacher and to coach with his father, Hall of Fame Coach Ed Yarbrough until 2010. Scott now coaches the boys and girls high school teams, plus is the Director of Tennis for the Jasper Tennis Patrons. Scott is married to Heather (Himsel) Yarbrough and has 4 daughters, Emma, Olivia, Josie, and Kate.
Dan Fair - Assistant Boy's Coach
Dan graduated from Perry Meridian High School in 1993 and went on to play tennis at Wabash College. After graduation, Dan was Meridian Middle School's tennis coach for two years. In 1999, Dan became Perry Meridian High School's head boys' tennis coach where he coached for 3 years. In 2002, Dan accepted a position with Jasper Engines & Transmissions and moved to Jasper, where he also became the junior tennis coach until 2009. Since 2010, Dan has been the high school boys' assistant coach. Dan is also a USPTA Developmental Coach. Dan is married to Ashley (Reed) Fair and they have a son, Connor.
Evan Elrod - Assistant Girl's Coach
Evan has grown up with a tennis racquet in hand. Growing up in rural Kentucky, Evan played a lot of USTA/KTA events as a junior, with highlights including reaching a #2 ranking in doubles. Before graduating high school at Logan County, he lettered on varsity a record 6 times, and held the #1 spot throughout high school. Evan went on to graduate from Murray State University in 2005 with a degree in Radio/TV. After working in commercial radio since age 15, he took on a career change in 2012 by teaching media at Jasper High School. He and wife Brooke (Kieffner) have a son, Owen. Whether playing with his friends and family, in adult league teams, or teaching lessons to a wide range of ages, he has always tried to stay involved in the sport he loves.
Rahman Smiley - Head Teaching Professional
Rahman grew up in Newark, New Jersey. After completing a successful junior career, which included being ranked as high as #20 nationally, a state singles champion and finalist, and being a member of an undefeated, 4 time state championship winning team, Rahman accepted a scholarship and attended Indiana University. After graduating with a degree in General Studies, Rahman played professionally for 3 years achieving a ranking as high as #1286. Rahman then taught tennis briefly in the Bronx, N.Y. before settling in Columbus, Indiana from 2006-2014. Rahman relocated to Jasper in March of 2014. Currently, Rahman is certified by the Professional Tennis Registry in junior development and performance, a graduate of the USTA high performance coaching program, and a certified tennis performance trainer by the iTPA.