|Born||Nov. 6, 1982|
|High School||Buckholz [Fla.] HS, 2001|
|2003-05||Florida (2004 All-American)|
|2008-09||Wake Forest, assistant coach|
|2009-present||Baylor, assistant coach|
Chris Brandi enters his second year at Baylor as Assistant Director of Tennis and Assistant Men's Tennis Coach.
For the last two summers Brandi has gained valuable experience, while serving as a coach for the USTA Collegiate Summer team.
Brandi came to Baylor from Wake Forest where he served as an assistant coach in 2008. During his time in Winston-Salem, the Demon Deacons advanced to the finals of the ACC Tournament and the NCAA Tournament Round of 16. On the individual level, Brandi helped coach Wake Forest players Cory Parr and Steve Forman to the ITA National Indoor Doubles championship.
Prior to his stint at Wake Forest, Brandi worked at the Harold Solomon Tennis Institute in Ft. Lauderdale, Fla., where he was a hitting partner for the USA Federation Cup's tie against Belgium in Oostende, Belgium.
Brandi has coached in both the junior and professional ranks. He worked with several great players including Elena Dementieva, ranked No. 4 in the WTA, and 2005 U.S. Open Junior Champion Ryan Sweeting.
Brandi graduated cum laude from the University of Florida in 2005 with a degree in business administration. He captained the Gator squad to SEC regular season and tournament championships. The Gators reached the NCAA's Final Four in 2005 before losing to Baylor. Brandi earned doubles All-American status in 2004 and was an All-SEC singles selection in 2005. He was named to the All-SEC Academic Honor Roll in 2004 and 2005.
Brandi continues in the footsteps of his father, Andy, who enjoyed a highly successful coaching career as Florida's women's coach. He led the Gators to three NCAA championships (1992, 1996 & 1998). otsteps of his father, Andy, who enjoyed a highly successful coaching career as Florida's women's coach. He led the Gators to three NCAA championships (1992, 1996 & 1998).