Janice Winslow was named the 11th women's tennis coach in Scranton history in August 2013.
In five seasons, Winslow has led the Royals to a combined record of 62-32 (.660) with five playoff appearances highlighted by a Landmark Conference championship and NCAA Tournament appearance in 2018. She has also twice been named the Landmark Conference Coach of the Year, earning the award in both 2015 and 2018. Winslow has also paced Scranton to a 29-5 (.853) mark against Landmark Conference opponents.
The 2017-18 season was a record-breaking year for Winslow and the Royals. Scranton shattered the program record for wins in a season by going 19-4 (7-0 Landmark) on their way to its first Landmark Conference championship since 2014. After defeating Catholic 5-1 to win the conference title, the Royals defeated Gwynedd Mercy 5-0 in the first round of the NCAA Tournament for just their second-ever win in the national championship tournament. A powerful Williams squad would end Scranton's outstanding season in the second round of the NCAA Tournament.
The Royals were well-represented on the year-end Landmark Conference awards as the Royals swept the three major awards with Winslow being named Coach of the Year, senior Julia Frattaroli earning Player of the Year honors, and freshman Tatiana Klacko capturing Rookie of the Year accolades. Frattaroli and sophomore Nastashia DeNunzio were both named First Team All-Conference in both singles and doubles while Klacko and junior Emilia Jakubek were First Team pick in doubles and Second Team honorees in singles.
In 2016-17, the Royals finished with an 8-9 overall mark and were the number four seed in the Landmark Conference playoffs. But there, Scranton posted a big upset of top-seeded Drew on the road to earn Scranton a bid to the Landmark Conference Championship match for the third time in Winslow's four seasons as head coach.
In 2015-16, Winslow led the Royals back to the Landmark Conference playoffs, as the team finished with a 12-7 overall mark, 6-1 in the Landmark. Senior Emily Walsh and sophomore Julia Frattaroli were First Team All-Landmark Conference selections at both singles and doubles, as Walsh became the programs all-time leader in singles victories during the season.
In her first season as the Royals head coach in 2013-14, Winslow led the team to its third straight Landmark Conference championship and an 11-7 overall record. Walsh earned All-Landmark Conference first-team honors and was named the MVP of the Landmark Conference playoffs. Juniors Megan Azzalina and Nicole Mahaffey also earned second-team all-conference honors.
In the 2014 season-15, she piloted the team to a 12-5 record and the no. 2 seed in the Landmark Conference playoffs, where the Royals reached the championship match for the fourth straight season. Four players -- Megan Azzalina, Julia Frattaroli, Nicole Mahaffey and Emily Walsh -- went on to earn first-team All-Landmark Conference honors.
Winslow returned to coaching after leading the women’s tennis team at nearby Marywood University in Scranton for 21 seasons from 1986 to 2007. During that time, she became the winningest coach in Marywood athletics history (she now ranks second) by going 199-63 (.760) while posting 20 winning seasons, including 10 seasons of 10-or-more victories.
The Pacers won nine Pennsylvania Athletic Conference (PAC) titles and two Eastern States Athletic Conference titles under Winslow’s tutelage. She was PAC Coach of the Year on six occasions and was inducted into the Marywood Athletics Hall of Fame in 2003. Two years earlier, she led the Pacers to a school record-tying 14 victories as part of a nine-season run of 10-or-more victories that spanned from 1997-98 through 2005-06.
Winslow started her professional career at The University of Scranton in 1986 when she was hired as Associate Director of Recreational Sports. She served in that capacity until 1997, when she became the Director of Recreational Sports, the title she currently holds. She has also served as an adjunct professor in The University’s Department of Exercise Science since 1994. She was honored with membership in the Pro Deo et Universitate for 20 years of service at The University in 2005. She received her master’s in Human Resources Administration from The University in 1996.
Winslow is also a member and active volunteer with the Lupus Foundation of Northeastern Pennsylvania and was honored as a “Northeast Woman” in 1998 for her work with the Foundation.
A member of the United States Tennis Association, Winslow inherited a program that was coming off back-to-back Landmark Conference championships and NCAA Tournament appearances in 2011 and 2012. The title and NCAA bid in 2011 were both firsts for the program, and the Royals achieved another first last spring when they posted their first NCAA Tournament victory by defeating La Roche College, 5-0, in the first round before losing to nationally ranked Johns Hopkins in the second round.