Bryan Koniecko, a native Long Island, NY returned as Head Coach of the men's tennis program on August 18, 2014. He previously served as an assistant with the Bears from 2010-12.
“We are thrilled to welcome Bryan back as the new leader of the men’s tennis program,” said Director of Athletics Jack Hayes. “His familiarity with Brown and the Ivy League, as well as his track record of success in the Big Ten, should bode well for the future of Brown men’s tennis.”
After graduating from The Ohio State University, Bryan continued to play at the professional level where he reached an ATP career high ranking of 651. Bryan earned his first professional title in 2007 when he won the ITF professional futures event in Ecuador. In 2008, he was also a runner up in the ITF professional futures event in Peoria, IL. Growing up in New York, Bryan’s most memorable experience was when he got the opportunity to compete in the 2007 and 2008 U.S. Open qualifying.
Bryan enrolled in The Ohio State University where he graduated with a Bachelor of Arts Degree. As a five time All-American, (3 singles, 2 doubles) Bryan led his team to four Big Ten regular season and tournament wins in his four years at The Ohio State University. Bryan was awarded the Big Ten Athlete of the Year award back to back in 2008 and 2009, as well as the Big Ten Freshman of the Year in 2006. As a captain of the Ohio State Tennis Team his senior year, Bryan, won the ITA National Intercollegiate Indoor Singles Title and was ranked No. 1 in the country individually. Ohio State was also ranked No. 1 in the country his senior year but fell short when the Buckeyes lost in the finals of the NCAA team tournament.
As a junior, Bryan traveled to over 17 countries to compete in tournaments such as the Junior Australian Open and Wimbledon. Bryan was ranked as high as #45 in the ITF world junior rankings with a win over Marin Cilic and was ranked Top 10 nationally in the Boy’s 16s and 18s.