Justin DeSanto has taken what many would consider to be an untraditional path to becoming an NCAA Division I Head Coach. In June of 2021, he was named the Head Men’s Tennis Coach at the University of Alabama Birmingham (UAB), his first head Coaching job, after having worked his way up from a Volunteer coach with the Yale women’s team to an Assistant Coach at NCAA Division III powerhouse Williams College followed by five seasons as an Assistant for the Wichita State men’s team.
All of this with zero college tennis playing experience! As a matter of fact, Justin didn’t start playing tennis until he was in high school but his story proves the point that great coaches don’t have to be great players.
Listen to this episode to learn more about Justin’s amazing rise up the coaching ranks plus all of the fantastic work he is doing in the wheelchair tennis space.
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