Brandon Coupe Named Assistant Men's Tennis Coach

Sept. 26, 2007

Stanford, CA - Brandon Coupe today was named Assistant Men's Tennis Coach at Stanford. A former All-American at San Jose State University, Coupe spent 10 years as an ATP Tour Player and was recently the Head Professional at the Tiburon Peninsula Club.

'I am very excited to have Brandon as part of the coaching staff,' said Cardinal head men's tennis coach John Whitlinger. 'He is a very accomplished player and coach at all levels of the game. He is very respected through out the tennis community'.

'I had been thinking of coaching at the college level since my professional career concluded,' said Coupe. 'Like a lot of people, I have always had tremendous respect for Stanford players and coaches, both on and off the court. I now look forward to coaching some of the most outstanding student-athletes in the world. I thank Coach Whitlinger and Stanford for the opportunity,' he said.

Coupe has been the Head Professional at the Tiburon Peninsula Club since 2003. He was also a professional coach from 2004-06 and the Tournament Director of the Esurance Tiburon International Tennis Challenger in 2003-04.

From 1994-03, Coupe was an ATP Tour Player. During his professional career, he participated in 14 Grand Slam events and was a 2002 U.S. Open doubles quarterfinalist. He played with and against some of the world's greatest players, including Roger Federer, Andy Roddick, James Blake, Andre Agassi, Lleyton Hewitt and Boris Becker.

Coupe played at San Jose State from 1990-94. As a senior, he earned All-America honors while also being a recipient of the Arthur Ashe Sportsmanship Award. He was a three-time NCAA Championships competitor and a semi-finalist at the '94 NCAA Indoor Championship.

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