Christopher Pappas enters his second season as the head coach of the Quinnipiac men's tennis team after an impressive first season as the helm of the program.
Pappas was named the MAAC Men's Tennis Coach of the Year in his first season as the head coach of the program in which the team made the MAAC Tournament for the first time in program history.
The Bobcats finished the season with an 11-10 record and 5-2 mark in conference play. Quinnipiac's 11 victories are its most since the 2006 season in which it finished 13-8 and qualified for its second of four NCAA Tournaments.
Pappas took over as the Quinnipiac men's tennis head coach in 2014-15 following the retirement of long-time Quinnipiac coach Mike Quitko. In 2013-14, Pappas served his first season an assistant coach for the Quinnipiac University men's tennis program. Pappas is a USPTA Certified Professional and has over 20 years coaching and tennis teaching experience.
Pappas comes to Quinnipiac after spending the last three years as Director of Elite Junior Tennis at the North Haven Health & Racquet Club. He presently serves as the USTA CT Junior Team Coach and oversees all aspects of Tournament Training Programs, including hiring and scheduling responsibilities. He also provides private individual and group lessons to all ages. Pappas was the Tennis Professional from 1990-2004, before taking on his current role in 2010.
In addition to his everyday tasks at the North Haven Health and Racquet Club, Pappas also serves as the Director of Tennis and the Head Tennis Professional at High Lane Club in North Haven, Conn. Pappas supervises all facets of tennis operations, including the pro staff, and is responsible for organizing junior camps and clinics as well.
In his other spare time, Pappas returned to coaching locally at Cheshire High School and now serves as the head Boys' Varsity Tennis Coach. Pappas coached the Girls' Varsity Tennis program from 1998-2003 and recently resumed duties on the boys' side in 2012. Now with one year under his belt, Pappas organizes practices equipped with customized training programs for match preparation. With Pappas' instruction and guidance, many of his student athletes go on to pursue a career at the collegiate level.
After graduating from Quinnipiac University Law School (2003), Pappas opened his own practice and has an office located in Hamden, Conn. He has a general legal practice with a professional emphasis on residential and commercial real estate. Pappas also earned Bachelor of Science in Corporate Communication from Southern Connecticut State University in 1996.
-MAAC Men's Tennis Coach of the Year (2014-15)
All-Time All-MAAC Selections
|2015||Kei Ezaka (Second Team No. 1 Singles)|
|Jonas Kuwert (Second Team No. 2 Singles|
|Julian Rozenstein (Second Team No. 4 Singles)|
|Eric Ambrosio (Second Team No. 3 Doubles)|
|Willem van Biezen (Second Team No. 3 Doubles)|