Dave Hagymas, a five-time NEWMAC Coach of the Year, enters his 14th season at the helm of the MIT men’s varsity tennis program in 2018-19.
In 2017, Hagymas led the Engineers to one of their best season’s in program history. A year that included the team’s 19th straight NEWMAC Championship, the Cardinal and Gray posted 18 wins and had a studentathlete qualify for the NCAA Division III Men’s Tennis Singles Championship Tournament for the first time since 2012-13. MIT advanced through to the regional championship match of the NCAA Division III Tournament for the second time in as many years and for the fourth time since 2009-10 after defeating No. 40 Stevens Institute of Technology, 5-1, in the second round.
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 13 seasons. During his tenure at MIT, he has compiled an overall record of 196-62 in dual matches, including an 69-1 mark in conference play. MIT is now 110-1 all-time in NEWMAC regular season contests and a perfect 40-0 in conference postseason games.
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.