Ki Kroll, who has led Vassar's men's tennis team to two NCAA appearances in 2008 & 2009, and its first-ever Liberty League Championship in 2007 as well as the league finals in 2006, 2008 & 2009 is in his fifth year as head men's tennis coach at Vassar College. Kroll, has also led the Brewers to a 12-5 record in 2007, the best mark since 1998, and was named the Liberty League Coach of the Year.
In just his second season, Kroll led the Brewers to the 2007 Liberty League Championship for the first time since Vassar joined the league in 2000. Under Kroll, Vassar compliled an 11-4 spring record and a 12-5 overall mark, the most victories since the 1998 team went 13-5. Vassar won six straight matches to close out the season, defeated Division I Fordham 9-0, defeated three teams ranked highly in the Northeast (NYU, Skidmore, Wesleyan) and lost a close match to No. 4 ranked Williams. This season, Kroll coached five Liberty League Performer of the Week selections and five Rookie of the Week selections. In 2007, three of Kroll's players -- senior Erik Skartvedt, junior Ashish Patil and freshman Mike Mattelson -- earned All-Liberty League honors. Skartvedt and Patil were First-Team selections; Mattelson the league Rookie of the Year. Patil & Mattelson were also First-Team in doubles.
Kroll is a graduate of Eastern New Mexico University where he earned his bachelor's degree in History. Certified both as a USPTA Pro 1 and USTA High Performance Coach, Kroll is most noted for developing the Andre Agassi Boy's & Girl's Club inner city tennis program in Las Vegas, Nevada into one of the most successful programs of its type in the United States. Additionally, Kroll has represented Agassi in several public relations and media events that included HBO, Sports Illustrated, the USTA and ESPN.
As the Director of Tennis at the Andre Agassi Boy's and Girl's Club, Kroll received receive two top awards; the October, 2001 "Citizen of the Month" for the city of Las Vegas, Nevada presented by Mayor Oscar Goodman, and also the 2001 "Employee of the Year" for the Boy's & Girl's Club.
Currently, one of Kroll's former students is ranked in the top five nationally and has represented the US in international play. Several of his students went on to compete professionally and one played at Stanford University, winning the 2002 NCAA Doubles Championship and helped lead the Cardinals to an NCAA Team Championship in 2001 & 2002.
Kroll played his collegiate tennis at Penn State, competed professionally on the European Circuit, and played on one of West Germany's top league teams, where he coached the No. 2 ranked Boy's 14's player in the country.
Kroll also spent three years as an officer in the US Army with the 3rd Armored Calvary.