ARLINGTON, Texas - UTA tennis head coach Diego Benitez announced the addition of Diego Brunicardi as his newest assistant on Thursday.
Brunicardi comes to the Mavericks with more than 30 years of experience on the court including professional and collegiate play. Brunicardi played collegiate tennis for Mercer University.
"We are very fortunate to have Diego joining our program," Benitez said. "He is a coach with a vast experience and knowledge of the game. I am sure that he is going to be an immediate impact to the program, both men and women. I can't wait to start working with him and getting the team to the next level."
As a player, Brunicardi Was the No. 1 ranked player in the Florida Men's Open Division, while being featured as a Top1- player in the Venezuela Circuit, a Top-20 junior in Florida and has played on the Future and Satellite Circuits.
"I am excited to join the UTA team," Brunicardi said. "I am looking forward to working with the ladies and guys to develop their game to the next level. I would like to thank Mr. Baker for giving me this opportunity, as well as coach Benitez. UTA tennis has competed at the top level for many years, and I look to continue that tradition."
As a coach, he has spent time with the Bolletieri and Evert Academy, working with world ranked players, including both from the WTA and ATP Tours. He was the director of the Four Seasons Community in Delray Beach for nine years, as well as serving as the general manager and director of the Galindo Tennis Academy.
Brunicardi graduated from Mercer with a degree in International Business. He and his wife Courtney have three kids.