Less than 24 hours removed from the Virginia men’s tennis program’s third straight NCAA championship and fourth all-time, the athletic department wasted little time in naming the team’s next head coach.
Former associate head coach Andres Pedroso will replace Brian Boland at the helm of the program, effective next Tuesday. Pedroso has additionally been named director of tennis, giving him additional responsibilities involving the women’s team. Boland announced on March 29 that he would leave Virginia at the end of his 16th year in charge of the program to work with the U.S. Tennis Association (USTA) Player Development as head of men’s tennis.
Pedroso returns to Charlottesville after spending a few years as a private coach in Florida; he was an associate head coach under Boland from 2010-14. During his first tour of duty with the Cavaliers, the team won their first national championship and two ITA indoor titles.
“His background as an elite player in junior, college, and professional tennis, along with his experience as our men’s tennis associate head coach and as a coach in the professional ranks and with the USTA have prepared him for this opportunity,” UVa athletic director Craig Littlepage said in a release.
Pedroso played collegiately at Duke, where the Blue Devils won four ACC championships. As a player and coach in the league, his teams have never lost a conference match.
As part of his director of tennis role, Pedroso will have partial hiring power in naming the replacement for Mark Guilbeau, who resigned as UVa women’s tennis coach earlier this month.