Assistant Professor of Professional Tennis Management
B.S., M.P.R.T.M., North Carolina State University
Francie Barragan began her role as the Director of PTM at Methodist University in June of 2015. Prior to joining the PTM faculty, she had served as the Methodist University head women’s head tennis coach for 10 years. Barragan led the Monarchs to a 201-39 overall record with eight regular season conference championships, seven conference tournament championships and seven NCAA national championship appearances.
Barragan was named USA South Coach of the Year eight times and was the Thomas R. and the Elizabeth E. McLean Foundation inaugural Methodist University Coach of the Year.
Barragan grew up in Fayetteville and was a prep standout at Fayetteville’s Terry Sanford High School, where she played on three state championship squads. She was ranked as high as #6 in the Southern Section and #90 nationally in USTA competition as a junior.
Barragan played her collegiate tennis at North Carolina State University from 1996-2000. In her career at N.C. State, Barragan helped lead the Wolfpack to a third-place finish in the ACC and a berth in the NCAA Division I National Tournament in 1998. Individually, Barragan played as high as No. 1 singles and doubles for the Wolfpack.
Barragan earned her Bachelor of Science degree in business management from N.C. State in 2000, and her master’s degree in parks, recreation and tourism management from N.C. State in 2001. While in graduate school, Barragan served as the assistant coach for NC State.
She has worked as a tennis professional at North Hills Club in Raleigh, NC and Highland Country Club in Fayetteville, NC. Barragan also worked as the Community Development Coordinator for the United States Tennis Association (USTA)/North Carolina. Barragan now serves as a member of the Board of Directors for USTA/North Carolina and the Cape Fear Regional Tennis Foundation.
She is a certified tennis professional by both the Professional Tennis Registry (PTR) and the USPTA. She named PTR Member of the Year for North Carolina in 2012. Barragan graduated from the NCAA Women's Coaches Academy in 2013. Barragan received the USTA/NC Mary Milam Lifetime Achievement Award, as well as receiving the National Campus and Community Outreach award from the USTA and ITA in 2014.