08/21/14 8:30am
08/21/2014 8:30 AM
Matt Brisotti, who holds the Drew University (N.J.) record for doubles wins with 64 and ranks fourth with 55 singles wins, now coaches the school's men's and women's teams. (Courtesy photo)

Matt Brisotti, who holds the Drew University (N.J.) record for doubles wins with 64 and ranks fourth with 55 singles wins, now coaches the school’s men’s and women’s teams. (Courtesy photo)

For some, the transition from player to head coach is a gradual process. For Matt Brisotti, it was a relatively sudden shift in gears.

Just 14 months after graduating from Drew University in Madison, N.J., as one of the most accomplished tennis players in school history, Brisotti accepted a position as the head coach of the College of St. Elizabeth (N.J.) women’s tennis team in September of 2013. He was 23 years old and, he believes, the youngest coach in the NCAA at the time.

Then, this past March, the opportunity for Brisotti to coach at his alma mater arose, and he snatched it. (more…)