Brenda Vlasak is in her fourth season as a coach for the Northern Colorado tennis program, second season as head women's coach and begins her first year as the head coach of the men's program.
Vlasak spent the first two years as an assistant coach for both programs before being promoted to the head women's coach for the 2004-05 season after Rosemary Fri was named Director of Tennis. She took control of the men's program prior to the 2005-06 campaign.
Vlasak coached the 2004-05 Northern Colorado women's tennis team to the NCAA Division I Independent championship with a 4-3 win over Texas A&M-Corpus Christi in the deciding match.
Vlasak grew up in Colorado and as a junior was ranked No. 2 nationally in girls' 14 and under. She played No. 1 singles at Tyler Junior College for two years as she helped her squad win a pair of NJCAA titles. During her sophomore season Vlasak compiled a 34-5 singles and a 35-5 doubles record.
She then transferred to the University of Arkansas where she played No. 2 singles and No. 1 doubles. Vlasak was an All-Academic SEC selection for the Lady Razorbacks and graduated with a 3.8 GPA. She was ranked No. 90 in the 2001 Preseason ITA singles poll and jumped to No. 72 in the rankings midway through the spring season. In the summer of 2001, she advanced to the NCAA Tournament in doubles.
Vlasak graduated from Arkansas with a degree in kinesiology in 2002. After completing her collegiate career, Vlasak decided to pursue her master's and coach at the collegiate level.
"I feel like I have had lots of good coaching from various people throughout my life," Vlasak said. "I have learned a lot and am very excited to apply my knowledge to our athletes and coach them through the season."
Vlasak completed her master's degree in sport administration at Northern Colorado in May of 2004.