John Ciarleglio, III, USPTA, PTR, was appointed as the first Men's Tennis Coach in May of 2008 and in May 2010 became the Head Coach of both the Regis men's and women's tennis programs. Coach Ciarleglio began playing tennis at age 29, learning by taking private lessons, participating in weekly clinics and other tennis training opportunities. He attended the adult camp at the Nick Bollettieri Tennis Academy, Bradenton, FL, in December 1985.
His competitive experience has included playing doubles for several men's teams in the CMITA and USTA leagues. He is an active member of the United States Professional Tennis Association, regularly attending conferences and chairing the Manufacturer's Committee of the USPTA New England Division for 2008 through 2010. He was recently selected as the USPTA Regional Pro for 2010. He is also a member of the Professional Tennis Registry (PTR).
Previously he was a tennis pro at the Longfellow Club in Wayland, MA for 8 years, working with all ages, genders and skill levels of players, teaching private lessons as well as organizing and running several weekly clinics. He coached several high school aged juniors helping them compete successfully in USTA tournaments and on their high school teams. For 5 years, Ciarleglio coached the Longfellow Men's teams in the Central Mass Indoor Tennis League and the USTA. These teams made the league playoffs for 4 straight years.
In his tenure as the Regis coach, the women's team went 9-1 in conference play in the fall of 2012, beating Bay Path College in the finals of the NECC Championship. In the spring of 2013, the Regis Men's team went undefeated in NECC play, winning the NECC Championship in the finals over Mitchell College.
For his efforts during the season, Ciarleglio was honored as the 2012 USPTA New England College Coach of the Year.
In 2013-14, the Regis men and women repeated as NECC Champions, while both posting unblemished marks in the NECC regular seasons.
Coach Ciarleglio received a BS in Business Administration from the University of Bridgeport and an MBA with a concentration in Finance and Investments from the University of Connecticut.
In my approach to coaching college tennis the emphasis is on TEAM. I expect all the players to support each other and to work towards improving all of their teammate's skills and match play. I want players that are committed to reaching the top of their ability and I will help them to get there in every way that I can. I also demand the highest level of sportsmanship. Lastly, while an important goal is to develop a winning team, an equally important objective is to have fun and enjoy the camaraderie and life-long friendships that playing on a college team can offer!