WORCESTER, Mass. - The College of the Holy Cross has named Evan Gaudreau as the new head men's tennis coach, as announced by athletic director Richard M. Regan, Jr. today. Gaudreau brings over seven years of professional tennis teaching to the team.
Last year, Gaudreau was an assistant coach for the Holy Cross men's tennis team. Since 2005, Gaudreau was a privately contracted tennis teaching professional. As a contractor, he worked with many of the area's top junior players, including Matt Himmelsbach (Marist) who was ranked No. 8 in the New England USTA 18's.
"I am honored to have been selected as the head coach for the Holy Cross men's tennis team," said Gaudreau. "Having assisted the team last season, I look forward to working with the returning players. They are a great group of young men with a strong sense of pride and determination. I especially value their commitment to academic excellence and I am confident that they will be great leaders and role models for the newcomers."
Gaudreau also coached the Longmeadow High School boy's varsity tennis team in 2006 and 2007, leading the team to the Massachusetts State Finals in 2006. As a player, he competed for four years at Central Connecticut State and was ranked No. 4 in the New England USTA Men's Open in 2002. He recently received his recertification by the United States Professional Tennis Registry (USPTR) and resides in Longmeadow, Mass.