Michael Fried - Interim Head Men's & Women's Tennis Coach
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Named interim head coach of both men's and women's tennis at Wesleyan for the 2012-13 season as a visiting instructor in physcial education, Michael Fried adds tremendous playing and coaching experience to the Cardinals' staff. Michael came aboard as an assistant during the spring of 2011, and was elevated to head women's coach during the spring of 2012 after assisting with both the men and women during fall, 2011. He directed the women to a #17 ITA ranking in the Northeast this past spring.
A 1991 graduate of Brown University, where he was a four-year tennis team member, two-year captain, and #1 singles and doubles player, Michael was a national high school tennis All-American before attending Brown and attained a #1 Eastern Tennis Association in the men's open ranking. During his playing career, Michael 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.
Michael has had extensive tennis experience as a private coach and has worked as the development director at both the Macci International Tennis Academy in Delray Beach, Fla. and the Seguso-Bassett (now Evert) Tennis Academy in Boca Raton, Fla. He has worked with top ranked juniors from around the world and coached players at ATP tour events in the United States and Europe.
Robert Troyer - Assistant Coach
A four-year member of the Wesleyan men's tennis team and a team tri-captain during his senior year, Robert Troyer is a 2012 graduate who regularly competed in both singles and doubles over his four years as a Cardinal and was a two-time academic all-NESCAC honoree in the sport. A native of Philadelphia, Pa., Robert earned his Wesleyan degree in psychology is serving as a budget and data analyst in Wesleyan's finance office. He will be Michael's assistant coach for the 2012-13 campaign.