Rob Bruley is in his eleventh year as the head coach of the women’s tennis team at SUNY New Paltz. Since taking over the program in 1998, Bruley has built one of the top programs in the region. Over the last seven years, the Hawks have compiled a 73-27 mark, won three State University of New York Athletic Conference (SUNYAC) Championship and have captured 22 individual conference titles.
In the 2007-08 season, the Hawks went 10-9 in dual match competition, won their second consecutive SUNYAC title and earned the automatic bid to the NCAA tournament.
In the fall of 2006, the Hawks went 6-2 and Bruley was named the SUNYAC Coach of the Year for the third time in five years, following his team's first place finish at the conference championship. In the spring of 2007, the team went 4-2 to finish the year 10-4 overall. The Hawks competed in the NCAA championship for the first time and lost to Tufts in the first round.
In 2005-06, SUNY New Paltz went 10-2 and finished second at the SUNYAC Championship. Bruley coached two singles champions, while eight of his players went on to earn all-conference honors. The team reached the New York State Women’s Collegiate Athletic Assocation (NYSWCAA) Tournament for the third straight year and finished in a tie for ninth place.
In the previous season 2004-05 season, the Hawks compiled a 10-2 record and finished second at the SUNYAC Championship for the second consecutive year. Bruley was honored as the league's Coach of the Year for the second time and the Hawks followed up their third straight, top-two performance at the SUNYAC Championship with a seventh place finish at the New York State Collegiate Athletic Association (NYSWCAA) Tournament.
During the 2003 season, six of his players went on to earn all-league honors. The Hawks were ranked among the top 10 in New York State and reached the New York State Women’s Collegiate Athletic Association (NYSWCAA) Tournament for the first time in the history of the program.
In 2002, the Hawks went 13-3 and Bruley was named the SUNYAC Coach of the Year following his team’s first place finish at the conference championship. With four singles players and two doubles teams finishing first, the Hawks scored 32 out of a possible 37 points to finish 13 points ahead of second place Geneseo.
The 2001 season proved to be a breakthrough year for Bruley and his squad who went 12-5 and finished sixth at SUNYAC Championship. The Hawks sent two players to the singles finals and the number one doubles team reached the conference final as well. SUNY New Paltz finished sixth at the tournament marking its best finish at the conference championship since 1992.
Bruley was named the NYSWCAA women’s tennis tournament director in 2004, and will oversee the annual state tournament for the second year in 2005.
A native of England, Bruley was a standout athlete in soccer, squash and tennis. His time as an athlete and a coach at the international level includes five years with the Corinthian Casuals Soccer Club. He has also been the head men’s and women’s squash coach at Bard College and spends his summers coaching at the Lake Placid Soccer Center.
Contact Rob Bruley at 845 257 3931 or firstname.lastname@example.org.