Sept. 9, 2013
WACO, Texas -
Baylor women's tennis head coach Joey Scrivano
announced the hiring of former UT Arlington assistant Marco Matteucci
as the program's new volunteer assistant coach on Monday.
"We are excited to have Marco join our coaching staff," Scrivano said. "He's made a positive impact on every program he has been a part of. His passion for player development makes him a great fit for us. We believe he is one of the top upcoming tennis coaches in the country."
Matteucci spent the past four seasons as the men's and women's assistant coach at UTA. While serving as the Mavericks assistant, Matteucci helped the women's team win the 2011 Southland Conference regular season and tournament titles, while the men earned the league crown in 2010.
During the 2011-12 season, Matteucci helped Maria Martinez earn SLC Player of the Year honors, while men's players Mindaugas Celedinas and Soren Goritzka garnered the Player of the Year and the Newcomer of the Year accolade, respectively.
Prior to his time at UT Arlington, Matteucci spent two seasons as the assistant women's tennis coach at Columbia University. He helped the women's program land the 7th and 27th best recruiting classes in the country for the 2009 and 2008 seasons, respectively, according to TennisRecruiting.net.
Matteucci got his start in collegiate coaching at his alma mater, West Florida. While serving as an assistant for the Argonauts men's and women's programs, he coached the women to their first NCAA tournament final in school history in 2007. That year the women also claimed the Gulf South Conference Championship for the first time. He helped the West Florida men's team reach the 2007 Gulf South Conference Championship finals and the semifinals of the Division II NCAA National Championship Tournament.
As a player at West Florida, Matteucci was a part of the most successful four seasons in school history. The Argonauts won back-to- back NCAA Division II National Championship titles in 2004 and 2005, while also claiming back-to-back Gulf South Conference Championship tournament titles in 2005 and 2006. Over his four years on the men's team, West Florida finished No.1 in 2004 and 2005, No. 4 in 2006 and No.3 in 2007 in the ITA National rankings.
Matteucci earned his bachelor's degree in health leisure & exercise science in 2007 from the University of West Florida. Following graduation, he returned to Queens, New York and worked as a tennis instructor and fitness coordinator at the New York Tennis Academy and as an instructor at Town Tennis Club in Manhattan.
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