(Carlisle, Pa.) – Dickinson College Director of Athletics Joel Quattrone has announced the hiring of Brad Tulenko Methodist University '12) as the new head coach of the men's and women's tennis programs. He brings a strong tennis background and has been involved as a club professional and coach for more than a decade.
Tulenko comes to Carlisle from Charlottesville, Virginia where he has served as the head tennis coach and program director at The Covenant School. Prior to returning to his hometown of Charlottesville, Tulenko was the owner and director of the Hidden Palms Tennis & Swim Club in Vero Beach, Florida. He was responsible for all aspects of running the club, serving as a men's and women's USTA coach and providing clinics and lessons. He coordinated a high-level Juniors tournament which featured players ranked in the top 20, nationally.
He also served as the head coach of the boys' and girls' programs at Vero Beach High School, leading both teams to the State 4A Quarterfinals. He has worked at numerous clubs and was involved in evaluating through the USTA Player Development Program from 2010-2012.
Quattrone is excited about background and experience that Tulenko brings to the position. "We are thrilled to have found an individual with the tennis knowledge that Brad possesses, combined with an intense desire to mentor college athletes. Brad brings great energy to both of our programs, and I look forward to watching our student-athletes develop."
Tulenko is a 2012 graduate of Methodist University where he was a member of the men's tennis from 2008-2011, posting an overall singles record of 26-14. He played number-one singles for The Covenant School from 2005-2008 where he was a three-time All-Central Virginia First-team selection, three-time All-VIC First-team in singles and a two-time VIC singles champion. Tulenko was ranked the number-one Division II high school player in Virginia as a senior, leading his team to a state title.