Matt Lucas became the head coach of the Pacfic Men's tennis team in January 2009.
Matt has been an assistant coach at Princeton since August of 2005, assisting and organizing daily practice plans and schedules for the Tigers. In his time at Princeton, he helped lead the team to 33 wins while achieving a ranking of No. 50 last year. He was also an integral part of developing four First Team All-Ivy League players and three second team players.
Lucas played tennis at North Carolina State University and had an outstanding two years with the Wolfpack men's tennis team. He played both No. 1 singles and doubles as a senior and No. 2 singles and No. 1 doubles his junior year. As a junior, he reached as high as No. 63 in the ITA national singles ranking. In his final season he was named the team's most valuable player. He graduated from NCSU in 2002 with a degree in Humanities.
Prior to transferring to N.C. State, Lucas played two seasons at Appalachian State University in Boone, N.C. He was named the Southern Conference Freshman of the Year in 1998 and an all-conference pick in 1998. The Most Valuable Player for the Mountaineers in each of his two seasons, he played No. 1 singles as a sophomore and No. 2 singles as a freshman, winning more than 20 matches in each of those seasons.
After graduation, Lucas played professional tennis for two years both in the United States and abroad. He earned a world ranking in doubles, where he reached a semifinal in an Australian satellite event. Matt also accumulated several singles and doubles wins over current top 500 players on the ATP Tour while in college and after college.
From 2003-05, Lucas was the Director of Junior Tennis Development at the Chapel Hill Country Club in Chapel Hill, N.C.