Schwarz enters his eleventh year as head coach of the men's tennis program at Middlebury. Schwarz continues to impress all as he adds to the list of team accomplishments by improving on the 2002 national team ranking of 12. In 2003, he led the team to a national ranking of 4th and went undefeated in NESCAC match play. Four of his six singles players currently have national rankings and he has the team poised to begin spring play. Schwarz was also named the 2002 NESCAC Coach of the Year. He also finished the 2003 with the team being named Academic All-American and had 4 players compete on an individual level at nationals. One true highlight came in 2004 when Schwarz coached the Panthers to there first ever National Championship in mens tennis. In 2004 he was named the ITA coach of the year. Since that year the Panthers have finished the final year rankings no lower than third. Currently the panthers hold the # 3 ranking in the nation with the number one ranked doubles team in the country.
Schwarz comes to Middlebury from Cornell, where he was the assistant men's tennis coach and Director of the Reis Tennis Center on campus. Following his final season at Cornell, Schwarz was named the Division I Northeast Region Assistant Coach of the Year. Prior to that, he served as an assistant coach for both the men's and women's tennis programs at Cornell for two seasons.
Schwarz is a 1989 graduate of Cornell, where he played four years of varsity tennis. He received his master's degree from Cortland State in 1995 and then worked as an assistant men's and women's tennis coach at Ithaca College from 1995-1997.
He has continued to be an active player, earning singles and doubles championship honors in Tompkins County, New York on five different occasions. He was also named the Southern Tier Player of the Year in 1999. A USTA member, Schwarz has been the victor of several men's open tournaments throughout New York and Vermont.