Mike Fried - Head Men's & Women's Tennis Coach
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Named faculty head coach of men's and women's tennis in June, 2013, Mike Fried completed his elevation through the Cardinal tennis coaching ranks. He holds the rank of adjunct assistant professor. Mike served as interim head coach of both men's and women's tennis at Wesleyan for the 2012-13 season as a visiting instructor in physical education. Before that, he served as interim head coach of women's tennis for the 2012 spring campaign. He joined the Cardinal coaching staff for the first time in the spring of 2011 as an assistant coach for both men and women. Directing the men to a first-ever appearance in the NESCAC tournament in 2013, Mike was honored by his coaching peers with NESCAC Coach of the Year honors. Wesleyan's men ended the year ranked ninth among Division III teams in the Northeast and reached as high as 26th in the country. Mike's incoming 2017 men's class of talent has been ranked seventh nationally by the Tennis Recruiting Network.
Mike adds tremendous playing and coaching experience to the Cardinal staff. A 1991 graduate of Brown University, where he was a four-year tennis team member, two-year captain, and #1 singles and doubles player, Mike 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, Mike 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.
Steve Milo - Assistant Coach
Joining the Wesleyan staff as assistant to both the men's and women's tennis teams, Steven Milo is a 2013 graduate of Brandeis University where he was a standout on the Judges' tennis team. Serving as a team captain during both his junior and senior years, Steven played #1 singles and doubles. He was ranked as high as fifth in the Northeast ITA singles rankings during his career and was part of a doubles tandem that was ranked as high as fourth in the region. Brandeis finished the 2012 season ranked 10th in the Northeast and 15th after the 2013 campaign. Steven closed out his four years ranked 20th in the Northeast, fifth among players not from a NESCAC college.