Diego Benitez returns for his fourth year as the Mavericks and first as the Head Coach. Under Benitez's guidance senior David Corrie climbed as high as No. 21 in the national rankings and was honored as the Southland Conference's men's tennis Player of the Year.
He lead freshman Klara Jagosova to her first NCAA Individual National Tournament where she reached the quarterfinals in Stanford, California.
Prior to joining the Maverick coaching staff Benitez spent a year as the Director and General Manager of the Boca Raton Tennis Program, and as the head coach and coordinator of the Radical Tennis Juan Nunez Academy in Boca Raton, Florida.
During his time in Florida, Benitez contributed to the development of young players while also training current professional players competing on the ATP and WTA tours.
Prior to his stint in Boca Raton, Benitez served as the head men's and women's tennis coach at Texas Wesleyan University from 2000-2001. Benitez's playing career consisted of two years on the professional circut after closing out his four-year collegiate career at Texas Wesleyan. While at Texas Wesleyan he led his squad to one national tournament and two regional playoffs.
Prior to coming to the United States, the Carcus, Venezuela native competed on the Southan America-Europe International Tennis Federation Circuit for three years. Benitez was among the top-20 nationally ranked singles players in his native country.