Jim Madrigal is in his 16th season as the Bruins' head men's tennis coach.
A native of Cincinnati, Madrigal has dramatically changed the fortunes of the men's tennis program at Belmont. During his tenure, the team has gone from a 0-14 record in 1998 to winning the A-Sun championship in 2006.
During the past 10 years, Belmont has won one A-Sun title and has reached the conference semifinals five times. Not only has the team's record improved since Madrigal took the coaching reins, but the quality of players he has brought in has done the same. During the same time period, nine different BU players have earned All-Atlantic Sun honors.
Belmont tennis players have also been honored both nationally and internationally. Marcos Cabrera was named an Academic All-American twice in 2002 and 2003. The team has also been named an ITA All-Academic Team for the last six years and had 17 players named ITA Scholar-Athletes. In 2004, former Belmont player Augusto Ricciardi, a 2003 graduate, played Davis Cup for his home country of Uruguay, becoming the first BU player to play in that prestigious international event.
"Jim has done an outstanding job in developing our men's tennis program," said Mike Strickland, Belmont's Director of Athletics. "His success in recent years validates all of his hard work and I expect more success in the future."
In addition to his coaching duties at Belmont, Madrigal has been a professional at several clubs in the Middle Tennessee area and presently works at Centennial Sportsplex.
Jim and his wife Holly reside in Brentwood, Tennessee. They have two sons: Peyton and Davis.