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Dawn Ketterman-Benner

Dawn Ketterman-BennerProfessor of Physical Education (1971)
Associate Director of Athletics
Senior Women’s Athletics Administrator

  • B.S., East Stroudsburg State College
  • M.S., Temple University

Email: ketterman-bennerd@moravian.edu
Phone: 610-861-1530
Office: Johnston Hall

Areas of Research and/or Expertise

Health education and wellness. Tennis, volleyball, archery, badminton and field hockey.


Beginning her 21st season as head coach of the women’s tennis program, Dawn Ketterman-Benner has led the Hounds to a 199-75 record and the MAC Championship in 1996, 1997, 1998, 2000, 2001, 2002 & 2003. Over the last 12 years, Moravian has won six Commonwealth titles and had a 176-19 record. Ketterman-Benner has been Commonwealth Coach of the Year in four of the last seven seasons. Ketterman-Benner also earned the U.S. Tennis Association/Intercollegiate Tennis Association Community Service Award for the Middle States Tennis Association in 2004.

Ketterman-Benner, who is associate athletic director, senior women's administrator and CHAMPS Life Skills, is a full professor and chair of physical education at Moravian. She has also served as coach for a variety of sports including volleyball, archery, badminton and field hockey. During her 13-year stint as volleyball coach, Moravian compiled a 165-103 record and won six MAC Southeast League titles.

Outside of Moravian, Ketterman-Benner has served as chair of the MAC Tennis Games Committee and the president of the Lehigh Valley Association of Women’s Intercollegiate Athletics. She also is the faculty director of the Moravian College Dancers and cheerleaders. Ketterman-Benner is also chair of the Collegiate Committee of the USTA/Middle States Section and a board member of the Easter Pennsylvania District of the Middle States. She was awarded the Middle States Coach of the Year honors in 1999-2000.

Ketterman-Benner graduated with a Bachelor of Science in physical education from East Stroudsburg University, which inducted her into its Hall of Fame, received a Master of Science in education from Temple University in 1975 and is doing post-graduate work in health education and wellness.

Recent Actvities of Note:


  • Dawn Ketterman-Benner, professor of physical education, associate director of athletics, and senior women's athletics administrator, received the United States Tennis Association's 2009 Courage Award. She also serves as women's tennis coach and faculty adviser for the dance and cheerleading teams.