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Rich Bonfiglio Joins USC Men’s Tennis Staff As Assistant Coach

Dec 16, 2021

USC men's tennis head coach Brett Masi has brought in a savvy assistant coach in Rich Bonfiglio, who joins the Trojan coaching staff for this spring 2022 campaign. With a decade of coaching under his belt, Bonfiglio comes to Troy by way of Columbia and San Diego, where he helped both programs develop their first-ever ITA All-America doubles pairs.

"Rich is one of the top assistant coaches in the country at the moment," Masi said of Bonfiglio.  "He has an excellent eye for talent and is one of the best in the business when it comes to recruiting. He is amazing at building relationships with players and developing that trust that is super crucial when it comes to their development."

Bonfiglio served two seasons at Columbia after spending three at San Diego. With Bonfiglio on staff, the Toreros won WCC Tournament titles all three years. Along the way, he was name the ITA Southwest Region Assistant Coach of the Year in 2018. Prior to USD, Bonfiglio was an assistant at his alma mater, Trinity, from 2011-15. He also served as a men's and women's assistant at Ithaca in 2014-15 and a men's assistant at Amherst in 2015-16.

"I could not be more excited to begin working at USC! I'm extremely eager to get working with our players and begin investing in them and all of the goals they have for this team and beyond their collegiate years," Bonfiglio said of joining the Trojans. "I want to thank Coach Masi, Paul Perrier, and everyone in the USC Athletics Department for an amazing opportunity to work at such a prestigious athletic and academic institution. I'm looking forward to helping Coach Masi continue USC's rich tennis tradition in the Pac-12 and on a national stage. Fight on!"

"We are very lucky to be getting a coach and person like Rich to replace Coach Kris Kwinta, who was super impactful in our success here at USC," Masi added of Bonfiglio's addition. "Now I feel like we won't lose any momentum with what we are building here! Fight On!"

A native of Bronxville, N.Y., Bonfiglio played collegiate tennis at Middlebury before finishing his career at Trinity, where he earned a bachelor's degree in public policy and law in 2011 and later completed a master's in public policy in 2014.