The men’s tennis team at Niagara will have a brand new head coach for the 2008-09 season in Anthony Nguyen. The first-year head coach has a plethora of experience that he brings with himself to Monteagle Ridge.
Nguyen comes to Niagara from The Elkridge Club in Baltimore, Md., where he was the Head Tennis Professional. While there, he taught private and group lessons and coached and assisted in running events.
Nguyen has plenty of experience mentoring players and students of the game. Nguyen was an assistant coach of the Men’s Tennis program at Drury University while acting as a touring coach and hitting partner for Stefan Borg. Nguyen coached Borg to several wins over top 170 ATP men’s singles players and top 100 ATP men’s doubles players. On top of that, he also received his master’s degree in secondary education from Drury University in 2006.
Nguyen had two nationally ranked No. 1 tennis players, who were also named GLVC Players of the Year while at Drury University. Nguyen also had his team ranked in the top-five both years he was there.
The USPTA certified Nguyen had a stellar playing career at Baker University, having been named to the ALL-HAAC team in 2001, 2002, 2003 and 2004. Nguyen helped his team win the conference championship in 2001, before acting as team captain in 2003 and 2004. Nguyen achieved an individual national ranking of 45th in singles, while at Baker. The Southern California native was a top-ranked junior player before attending college.