Lois Arterberry

Head Women’s Coach
University of St. Thomas

Arterberry joins St. Thomas after two seasons working with University of Missouri Women’s Tennis, one as a volunteer aide and the second as an assistant coach. She joined the Tigers’ program after one season as a volunteer assistant for North Carolina-Asheville women’s tennis (2018-19).

She also has three seasons of head coaching experience. In fall 2017, she guided the women’s team at Eastern Illinois. She previously served as head coach of the Jackson State (Miss.) men’s and women’s programs for two seasons (2015-17), and helped the men’s team make back-to-back appearances in the NCAA Tournament plus secure its first conference title in 18 years (2016). The JSU women’s team also experienced success with back-to-back HBCU Championship finals appearances (2016, 2017).

She earlier made her coaching debut with a two-year stint as a graduate coach at her alma mater, Southern University in Baton Rouge, La.

Arterberry was a standout junior-age player and represented her country at the Caribbean and Central American Games. A five-time recipient of the Grenada Sports Woman of the Year award, she was ranked as the top junior player and overall and among the top women’s players in her homeland.

She went on to compete collegiately for Southern University. A three-time champion in the Southwestern Athletic Conference, Arterberry helped her team make three NCAA Tournament appearances from 2011-13. She earned both her Bachelors (2013) and Master’s (2015) degrees from Southern.