"Meet the Coaches" - MIT Men's Tennis Head Coach Dave Hagymas

MIT men's tennis head coach Dave Hagymas

Cambridge, Mass. (March 24) -- As part of a series that is taking place throughout the 2020-21 academic year, the Department of Athletics, Physical Education and Recreation (DAPER) is featuring a number of head coaches and DAPER staff members to learn more about them. This next installment of the series features Dave Hagymas, who is in his 16th year at MIT as head coach of the men's tennis program.

As part of each feature, we have included a written question and answer session, along with a video interview where recruits, alumni, fans and others can learn more about the MIT staff. If you can't currently visit MIT, we will bring MIT to you!

What is your professional sports team?

The Red Sox, and Patriots of course!

Who is your favorite athlete of all-time and why?

Toss up between Muhamad Ali, Tom Brady, and Royce Gracie.

What is your favorite movie?

Toss up between "Hitch", and "Oceans 11".

What is your favorite memory as a coach? 

Having a walk on player in his junior year win the conference tournament for us.  

What do you like to do when you aren't coaching tennis?

Anything outdoors.  Hike, bike, boat, fish, etc……..

 If you could go on vacation anywhere in the world where would it be and why?

Love the Caribbean for its people and beaches.

If you didnt end up coaching for a career, what would have done for a job?

Something outdoors related or a professional photographer.

Have you started watching anything new in particular on TV since MIT moved to remote learning last March?

Queens Gambit

If you had to make a playlist of music what would be the top three songs on it?

Alicia Keys "If I Aint Got You", Kid Rock "Only God Knows Why", Kelvin Jones "Call You Home"