Mike Fried, the interim head men’s and women’s tennis coach, was named NESCAC men’s tennis co-Coach of the Year in recognition of the team’s unprecedented conference success.
Men’s tennis posted a 7-10 record which included a best-ever 5-4 NESCAC record, giving the Cardinals their first-ever bid to the NESCAC tournament, seeded fifth among the six teams.
Fried, who also serves as a visiting instructor in physical education, adds tremendous playing and coaching experience to the Cardinals’ staff. He came aboard as an assistant during the spring of 2011, and was elevated to head women’s coach during the spring of 2012.
A 1991 graduate of Brown University, where he was a four-year tennis team member, two-year captain, and No. 1 singles and doubles player, Fried was a national high school tennis All-American before attending Brown and attained a No. 1 Eastern Tennis Association in the men’s open ranking. During his playing career, Fried posted wins over eventual Grand Slam winners Goran Ivanisevic, Mark Knowles and Donald Johnson while also competing against other future pros such as Andre Agassi, Jim Courier and Michael Chang.
Read more about the men’s tennis team online here.