Head Coach Paul Gagliardi is entering his second season at the reigns of the men's tennis program in 2007-08.
Since 2001, Gagliardi has served as the Coordinator for Connecticut for the United States Tennis Association in New England. He has coordinated events and programs to promote tennis with colleges, community groups and tennis clubs in the state. He served as an assistant coach for the Yale University tennis program from 1999 to 2002 where he helped lead the men's program to a top-50 national ranking. He contributed to the recruiting efforts at both national and international events and initiated several community outreach programs.
A member of the USPTA since 1995 as a tennis professional and coach, Gagliardi has traveled internationally as a player and was the #1 ranked New England men's open division tennis player. He has coached and trained world ranked men's and women's tennis players and has participated in the Pilot Pen International tennis tournament as a hitting partner. In 2006, Gagliardi was named the USPTA New England Tennis Professional of the Year.
At Providence College, Gagliardi was a four-year starter on the men's tennis team and led the team to top regional ranking. Gagliardi served as a team captain during the 1995-1996 season and also received the school's senior award for academic and athletic excellence. After graduating from Providence, Gagliardi began his coaching and teaching career at Branford High School where he led the boy's team to an undefeated season and also taught mathematics.
Gagliardi and his wife Julie, currently live in Branford.