PHILADELPHIA – The University of the Sciences athletics department is excited to announce the hiring of Nick Margiasso IV as its new head men's and women's tennis coach.
"We are very excited to have Nick lead the tennis programs here at USciences. He will bring passion and excitement to the program, and with adding that to his impressive tennis background we are looking forward to success for years to come," said Scott Sisson, Associate Athletic Director. "Nick is eager to get started and we are eager to watch his and the student-athletes' work pay off."
Margiasso comes to USciences after serving as the assistant coach for the Savannah College of Art & Design (SCAD) men's and women's teams this past season.
In his lone season, the women's team was ranked as high as No. 5 in the National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics (NAIA) and reached the quarterfinals of the National Tournament.
He coached the NAIA National Freshman of the Year, a player that went undefeated and earned the No. 4 ranking in the country.
"I am humbled and honored to accept this role at one of the nation's truly excellent universities," Margiasso said. "On and off the court we will build the Devils' tennis program into a family that will do great things through hard work and unity, making this a destination that will undoubtedly prepare student-athletes to succeed in the game of life and tennis."
Margiasso joined SCAD after leading New York City's preeminent The Nightingale-Bamford School to an undefeated season, culminating with the New York City Championship, in 2017-18.
Prior to that he ran NM4PR Tennis, handling short coaching stints and media services for pro and junior tennis players, including Nick Kyrgios, Ryan Harrison, Chris Eubanks and former No. 1 U.S. Junior player Trent Bryde. He has also handled public relations for the ATP, the BB&T Atlanta Open and USTA.
Margiasso is a Team Babolat contracted coach, and he has also coached at the famed IMG Academy, the USTA Regional Training Site in Norcross, Ga.
He played collegiately at the University of South Florida in Tampa.