Richard  Harfst
Richard Harfst
Head Coach

Richard Harfst joined the Vikings in September of 2015 as Head Women’s Tennis Coach. At that time the Lady Vikings began a rebuilding process; as the program had not seen a win in two seasons.

The 2015-16 campaign saw some improvement with individual match wins, but no team wins. The Lady Vikings finished the year 0-13 and finished in last place in the Central Intercollegiate Athletic Association.

The 2016-17 season began to reveal the development of Coach Harfst’s program. The Lady Vikings recorded a win against Fayetteville State University and a double header over division rival Bowie State University. For the first time in eight years Elizabeth City State University made it to the CIAA tournament. On the season, the Lady Vikings were 3-11 and finished in 7th place.

Coach Harfst is a USPTA certified teaching pro. He is the owner/operator of River City Tennis. With River City Tennis, he makes every effort to strengthen local tennis in Elizabeth City, NC. He is happily married with two children, and is proud to be a Mighty Viking.