Mike Quitko enters his 13th year as the head coach of the Quinnipiac men's and women's tennis programs. Since his arrival in 1991, Quitko has turned around both programs, as they have made a smooth transition to Division I.
Last season, Quitko guided the women's team to its fourth straight Northeast Conference tournament final, where it once again lost to Maryland-Baltimore County. Nevertheless, the program has been one of the best in the region in recent years.
The men's tennis team also reached the Northeast Conference tournament semifinals, where it lost to eventual champ UMBC.
Quitko has recorded a combined mark of 292-118 (.712) in his previous 12 seasons with the Bobcats. The men's side has posted a 131-73 (.642) record, while the women's squad has gone 161-45 (.782).
Under Quitko's tutelage, the doubles team of Stephanie Petrycki/Cristin Arahovites earned the school's first-ever ITA Northeast Regional ranking in the 2001-2002 season, checking in at No. 15.
In 2002-2003, the Bobcats placed a combined seven individuals on the one of the two All-Northeast Conference teams.
In 2001-2002, Quitko had a combined 10 players from the two teams earn All-Northeast Conference honors.
In 2000-2001, the women's team posted a 14-3 record and made the NEC championship match for the second straight year.
In 1999-2000 the women's team recorded a school record 20-4 mark and advanced to the NEC championship match. As a result, Quitko earned NEC "Coach of the Year" accolades.
In 1998-99, the Bobcats finished with an overall record of 15-7 and a third place finish in the Northeast Conference.
On the men's side, Quinnipiac was 9-8 in 2000-2001 and finished with a respecatable 11-8-1 record during the 1999-2000 season.
Named the Northeast-10 Women's Tennis Coach-of-the-Year in 1992, 1993 and 1996. Quitko was also named the Northeast Conference Coach-of-the-Year in 2000. Quitko led the Bobcats to a 10-2 record and a second-place finish in the NE-10 Championships in 1992. Then the Bobcats began a 42 dual-match undefeated streak in conference play that spanned four seasons from 1993-1996.
The squad established a then-school record of 12 victories in 1993 and won four consecutive NE-10 Championship crowns from 1993 through 1996.
Quitko captured national recognition following the 1994-95 season as he was honored as the ITA/Wilson Division II Women's Tennis National Coach of the Year. The award followed yet another 12-victory season and the team's first-ever NCAA Division II regional Tournament appearance.
The 1995 season was highlighted by a top-20 national ranking, the NE-10 regular season and tournament titles, and the squad's second NCAA Division II East regional appearance.
Quitko has enjoyed similar success as the leader of the men's tennis program. He led the team to two straight Northeast-10 regular season and tournament titles in their final two seasons in Division II. For his efforts, Quitko was voted the NE-10 Men's Coach of the Year in 1993, 1997 and 1998.
A native of Brooklyn, N.Y., Quitko is a 1973 graduate of Southern Connecvticut, earning a B.A. in communications. He is a U.S.P.T.A. certified tester and New England and National Board of Directors member. He is also on staff at the North Haven Health & Racquet Club. Summers, Quitko is the Head Tennis Professional at the Ridgetop Club in North Haven.
Quitko resides in North Haven with his wife, Betsy, and their daughter, Megan, a 2000 Quinnipiac graduate.