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.
Ciarleglio has had tremendous success with both programs. After working through the kinks in his first two seasons at the helm of the men, he turned a winless NECC team into one that reached the NECC title match his second season. Over the past five seasons he has gone 47-1 in league with four straight NECC titles.
The women's teams have been equally as successful, losing just one NECC match in the last four years, each finishing with a conference title.
The 2012 season saw Ciarleglio honored as the 2012 USPTA New England College Coach of the Year.
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.
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.
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!