Meenakshi Sundaram, a native of Chennai, India, comes to Nicholls after spending 2010 as an assistant coach at Texas-San Antonio where he helped guide the Roadrunners to their second Southland Conference Championship in ten years and a trip to the NCAA Tournament.
"I am extremely excited at the opportunity to be a part of a wonderful tennis loving community and to lead a wonderful group of young men and women who have been well coached by Coach Hunter," Sundaram said. "I truly enjoy my working relationship with the athletic department and look to build on an already successful program."
Prior to his time with the Roadrunners, Sundaram owned and operated Competitive Edge Residential Tennis Camp for 15 years, building the camp into one of the top developmental tennis academies in India. Several of his prospects went onto play Division I tennis, including: former ACC Freshman of the Year Sandhya Nagaraj (North Carolina State) 2010 ITA Scholar Athlete Varsha Shivshanker (Rice University) and Sundaram's daughter and SEC Freshman Team honoree Kelsey Sundaram (University of Arkansas).
As a collegiate player, Sundaram was an All-American at McLennan Community College in Waco, Texas and went on to play at Texas State where he graduated a Cum Laude in 1990.
Sundaram's career as a player and a coach has kept him travelling throughout the world to work with and observe some of the best juniors in the world.
Coach Sundaram is married to Kelly Wright and has two children Joshua (12) and Kelsey (19).