Former Linfield tennis player and assistant coach Wes Gabrielsen returned to his alma mater and enters his second season as an associate head coach alongside women's head coach Lisa Macy-Baker.
Before following Macy-Baker to Linfield, Gabrielsen led the McMinnville High School boys tennis program for four seasons. As the Grizzlies’ varsity head coach, he assembled a 53-14-1 overall record, including a school-record 16 wins in 2013.
With Gabrielsen leading the way, MHS student-athletes qualified for the OSAA Class 6A state tournament each of his four seasons. In all, the Grizzlies won the 2010 Pacific Conference district tournament championship and were runners-up three times.
He previously served for one year as an assistant men's and women's tennis coach at Linfield. He also spent four summers as an assistant tennis professional at Salem Tennis and Swim Club in his hometown of Salem, Ore.
A four-year tennis letterman at Linfield, Gabrielsen served as senior team captain in 2008, the same season he was selected as the Northwest Conference Sportsman of the Year.
As a Wildcat, his 15 victories in doubles ranks third all-time for a single season and he stands ninth on the Linfield career singles victories ladder with 34.
Gabrielsen lettered four times in both tennis and soccer at Sprague High School, where he was a member of the Olympians’ 2004 Valley League championship tennis team as well as two state playoff soccer clubs.
He remains active in the game of tennis, continuing to compete in men's and mixed doubles divisions of the USTA team tennis competition. In 2010, his USTA 10.0 mixed doubles team finished third at the USTA national tournament.
Gabrielsen teaches history at McMinnville High School.