Dave Hagymas, a five-time NEWMAC Coach of the Year, enters his 11th season at the helm of MIT men’s varsity tennis program.
During the 2014-15 season, he guided the Engineers to a record of 16-5 overall and 5-1 in NEWMAC play. MIT advanced to the second round for the second consecutive season in the NCAA Division III Tournament.
In his time with the Engineers, Hagymas has directed the team to a NEWMAC Championship and trips to the NCAA Tournament in each of his 10 seasons. During his tenure at MIT, he has compiled an overall record of 150-44 in dual matches, including an 92-1 mark in conference play.
Prior to his arrival at MIT, Hagymas was an assistant coach at Duke University from 1992-04. In his first season with the Blue Devils, he worked with the women’s team before beginning an 11-year stint with the men’s squad. During his tenure with the men’s team, he helped guide the Blue Devils to a top-10 national ranking each season and nine Atlantic Coast Conference (ACC) championship titles. In 1997, Hagymas was named the Regional Assistant Coach of the Year and then earned national accolades in 2001.
Hagymas graduated from Coastal Carolina University, formerly University of South Carolina at Coastal, in 1989 with a Bachelor of Science degree in physical education. He earned Big South All-Conference honors while playing for the Chanticleers.