Carlee Petro was named Birmingham-Southern women’s tennis head coach in the summer of 2018. Petro is just the second women’s coach since the program was reinstated in 1977.
Petro stepped into the role after coming off a remarkable playing career as a Panther. She was ranked as high as No. 42 in the country and played out of the No. 1 singles and doubles spots her entire career. Petro amassed over 50 singles wins during her time on the Hilltop and is one of the winningest players in BSC women’s tennis history.
A Birmingham, Ala. native, Petro was named Southern Athletic Association Newcomer of the Year after her first season. She went on to earn SAA Player of the Year honors and first-team all-conference nods the next three consecutive years. Before graduating in 2018, Petro had not lost a singles match in conference play since 2016, boasting a 24-2 career record at the No. 1 singles position in the SAA.