Megan Stern is the head coach of the Penn State Altoona men's and women's tennis program. She became the sixth head coach in the NCAA Division III era of the program when her hiring was announced in January 2019.
Stern was a standout player at Hollidaysburg Area High School and went on to play collegiately at Division II Clarion University. She has also served as both a coach and instructor to tennis players of all ages in the Altoona and Hollidaysburg areas.
As a player, Stern's tennis career took off at Hollidaysburg Area High School. She was a District 6 doubles champion in 2009 and 2010, as well as a District 6 singles runner-up in 2009. Stern was part of a doubles team at Hollidaysburg that was in the Pennsylvania Interscholastic Athletic Association’s top eight in 2009 and 2010. In her junior season, she was named the most valuable player on her Golden Tigers tennis team.
Stern continued her playing career at Clarion University, where she was voted team captain from 2012-15 and played primarily at the No. 2 singles and No. 2 doubles positions. During her collegiate career, Stern was a four-time Pennsylvania State Athletic Conference Scholar-Athlete and also earned Scholar-Athlete status from the Intercollegiate Tennis Association in 2012.
Stern returned to her high school alma mater as a volunteer assistant coach from 2016-18, helping the Hollidaysburg girls tennis team to three consecutive District 6 titles. She assisted with coaching a District 6 doubles champion in 2017, as well as a District 6 singles champion in 2018.
Stern has also been a tennis instructor at the Summit Tennis & Athletic Club in Altoona, providing private lessons and group clinics for players of all ages.
Stern graduated from Clarion in 2014 with a Bachelor of Science degree in Speech-Language Pathology. She earned a Master of Science from Clarion in 2016 in the same field of study.