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2015-16 Coaching Staff

Mike Fried - Head Men's & Women's Tennis Coach

(860) 685-2815 - mfried@wesleyan.edu

mike fried, head coachNamed faculty head coach of men's and women's tennis in June, 2013, Mike Fried holds the rank of adjunct professor of physical education. Fried 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.

During the 2014-15 campaign, Fried recruited and coached Eudice Chong '18 to the NCAA Division III singles title, the first in program history. He also recruited and coached two men's and two women's All-Americans that year - the only two women's All-Americans in women's program history, and the second and third All-Americans (and first since 1994) in men's program history. In 2014-15, he led the women's team to a national ranking of 17th and the men's team to a national ranking of 24th, both the highest in program history. His 2018 recruiting classes -freshmen during the 2014-15 campaign - were ranked third and second nationally in Division III on the women's and men's sides, respectively, by tennisrecruiting.net.

Guiding the men to a first-ever appearance in the NESCAC tournament in 2013, Fried was honored by his coaching peers with NESCAC Coach of the Year honors. The men's year-end national ranking of 32nd in 2013 was the program's first ever top-40 finish.

Fried 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 No. 1 singles and doubles player, Fried was a national high school tennis All-American before attending Brown and attained a No. 1 Eastern Tennis Association ranking in the men's open division. During his playing career, Fried 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.

Fried 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. 

Prior to his arrival at Wesleyan, Fried also worked for over 10 years on Wall Street as a trader and asset manager.
Steve Milo - Assistant Coach
Steven Milo, assistant coachJoining the Wesleyan staff as assistant to both the men's and women's tennis teams in 2013, Steven Milo, now in his fourth year, 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 No. 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.
Steve Rogers - Assistant Coach

Joining the Wesleyan staff as an assistant to both the men’s and women’s teams in the spring of 2016, Steve Rogers, brings over 20 years of high performance coaching experience to the Cardinal program. Rogers has worked as a hitting coach for WTA and ATP players such as Maria Sharapova, Daniella Hantuchova, Jelena Jankovic and Paul Henri Mathieu at the IMG/Bollettieri Academy in Bradenton, Fla. He has also worked as a travel coach for top-ranked ITF and USTA ranked juniors. In addition to being a top player in his own right, Rogers is a Professional Tennis Registry certified coach and has additional certifications in sports psychology, and strength and conditioning.