Tricia Udicious enters her fourth year as Drexel’s head tennis coach after coaching at the College of New Jersey (formerly Trenton State). Since coming to University City, Udicious has rejuvinated the men's and women's tennis programs. Last year the men's team matched the program's all-time record with 10 wins, including the team's first-ever win against Lehigh and 4-0 shutout of city rival Temple.
In 2006-07 Udicious led the men’s and women’s teams to double-digit win totals. It was just the second time in school history both squads reached 10 or more wins in the same season. The women’s team posted an 11-8 record, the most victories since Drexel won a dozen in the 1998-99 campaign. The men’s team ended its season with a 10-8 record as Udicious led the squad to a three-win improvement for the second straight season.
In her first season as head coach, Udicious was faced with the task of rebuilding the Drexel tennis program and took a step in the right direction, leading the men’s tennis team to a 7-10 finish. The Dragons, who finished the 2003 season 4-10, defeated conference-rival George Mason in the Colonial Athletic Association tournament in the first round. Despite being ousted in the next round by top-seeded Virginia Commonwealth, Udicious’ team strung four victories in a row, including a regular-season win over George Mason.
While at the College of New Jersey, she led the men’s team from 1993 to 2001. In 1995, Udicious assumed the role of head women’s coach. She was named the 1994 New Jersey Athletic Conference Coach of the Year and the 2000 ITA Coach of the Year for the East Region. In her time at the College of New Jersey, Udicious amassed an overall record of 124-46. Her men’s teams were a combined 70-26, while her women’s teams went 54-20.
Udicious graduated in 1990 from Rutgers University with a degree in English. She completed her master’s degree in physical education at Trenton State College in 1993. Udicious was a four-year starter on the Rutgers tennis team, and served as team captain in 1989 and 1990.