HANOVER, N.H. – Dartmouth head men’s tennis coach Chris Drake has named former ATP professional manager and collegiate coaching veteran Tom Boysen as an assistant coach for the upcoming 2014-15 season.
"I am immensely honored, thrilled, and humbled to be given this opportunity to coach at Dartmouth,” Boysen said. “I am very excited to be able to work with athletes and people of the caliber that Dartmouth attracts, as well as for a head coach that is as respected, successful, motivated, driven and proven as Chris Drake is. I am extremely motivated to help our program reach new heights."
Boysen spent the past four seasons coaching at the prep level at the Montgomery Bell Academy in Nashville, Tennessee. In his four years with the program, Boysen’s team won the Tennessee State Championship in 2011 and 2012.
Prior to that, he spent five seasons at Vanderbilt and helped the team to three NCAA Tournament appearances with first round wins in 2007 and 2008. During his tenure in Nashville, Boysen had two individuals advance to the NCAA Singles Tournament in four of the five seasons with the Commodores.
Before he moved into the collegiate coaching ranks, Boysen spent three seasons as a traveling coach and manager, working with four professionals — Todd Widom, Scott Lipsky, David Martin and Andres Pedroso. Martin would go on to win the 2011 French Open Mixed Doubles Championship. In 2007, Lipsky and Martin reached the round of 16 in doubles at Wimbledon, the semis at Newport and finals at the Countrywide Classic in Los Angeles.
Among his other tasks with the Big Green, Boysen will help Drake continue to develop the returning 10 letterwinners from last year’s record-tying 18 win season — which includes the 2014 Ivy League Rookie of the Year Dovydas Sakinis.
A 1992 graduate of Central Florida with a degree in management, Boysen was also a member of the Knights' tennis program.