Tom Hagedorn enters his 13th season as head coach of the University of San Diego men's tennis program. He sat out the 2007-2008 season as he continued to get stronger and healthier while recovering from his battle with leukemia.
Two seasons ago the Toreros finished 2nd at the WCC Championships and 11-12 overall with a final national Fila Ranking of 73rd. The Toreros schedule included fifteen ranked teams, and USD came up just short in four of those matches by scores of 4-3 (#11 UNC, #17 Rice, #17 Boise State, #60 Stanford). Hagedorn has an overall record of 141-103 in his eleven seasons at Alcalá Park.
Two years ago he coached the Toreros to their fourth consecutive NCAA Tournament appearance, and the program's 10th straight winning season under his direction. The Toreros finished 15-7 overall, placed 2nd at the WCC Championships, and finished ranked 37th in the nation. Notable wins came against No. 18 USC, No. 23 Texas Tech and No. 29 Boise State.
Three seasons ago, the Toreros advanced to the 2005 NCAA Tournament. Junior Pierrick Ysern was named the 2005 NCAA Division I Men's Tennis National runner-up. As a team, the Toreros finished 16-7 on the year.
In 2004, he guided the Toreros to its second straight appearance in the NCAA Tournament. In addition, he directed San Diego to its eighth-straight winning season, finishing at 13-8 and ranked 42nd in the nation. In 2003, the Toreros qualified for the NCAA Tournament for the first time under Hagedorn's watch. In 2003 and 2004, Pierrick Ysern earned a spot on the All-WCC Singles Team and in 2002, the No. 1 doubles team of Juan Cerda and Jason Pongsrikul advanced to the second round of the NCAA Doubles Championships.
Hagedorn came to USD via the University of Arizona where he was assistant coach under Bill Wright since 1988. During his tenure the UA Wildcats advanced to the NCAA Tournament twice (1995, 1996), with the 1996 team finishing 18-10 and ranked No. 23 in the nation by the Intercollegiate Tennis Association (ITA).
Prior to joining the Arizona coaching staff, Hagedorn played four years on the Wildcat tennis team (1984-87). As a player, he was ranked in the top-10 in the Southwest (1982, 1983). He graduated from the University of Arizona in 1987 with a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Marketing.
Besides his coaching duties, Hagedorn has been a member of the U.S. Professional Tennis Association for the past eleven years; has coached collegiate All-Americans and ATP Touring Professionals - the most notable being Jim Grabb who was No. 1 in the world in doubles in 1993 and No. 29 in singles; and was director of the Bill Wright Tennis Camp in Vail, Colorado from 1989-1996. For the second straight season, Hagedorn will be Region VIII's representative on the ITA Division I Operating Committee.
Tom and his wife, Melissa, reside in San Diego.
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