Certifications: USPTA Elite Professional , USTA High Performance
Brian comes back to Evansville from Dallas Texas where, most recently, he was a High Performance Coach at TBarM Racquet club, assisted with the Online schooling for the competitive players, assisted with the TYTES 501 © 3 non-profit organization that is now being implemented as part of TBarM’s Full Time Tennis Academy that connects the USTA NJTL with the Regional Training Center. TBarM has produced players ranked #1 nationally and #1 ITF (Internationally). Prior to Dallas Brian spent 21 years in the Houston Texas area. Brian was the Founder, Managing Partner and High Performance Coach for the Elite TNT Tennis Academy, a full time Academy with boarding, schooling, National and International team travel. Elite TNT had over 50 players attend the Academy that were ranked top 100 nationally with 5 hitting the #1 ranking nationally and a doubles team that won the US Open Juniors Title.
Before starting the Elite TNT Tennis Academy Brian was the Executive Director at the Zina Garrison All Court Tennis Academy. The program was a non-profit 501©3 charitable organization that provided tennis, mentoring, tutoring and educational services with an emphasis on inner city children throughout the Houston area. The program started with 0 kids in 1993 and grew rapidly to over 1,500 students per year as by 1996. Brian started the first celebrity Gala for the Zina Garrison Tennis Academy in 1997 and netted $95,000. His fund raising activities generated over $ 1.5 million for the program in his eight years as Executive Director.
Brian is a USPTA Certified Elite Professional for 26 years. He was one of the first 150 coaches in the United States to become a certified USA High Performance coach. He was on the Texas Coaches commission from 2002-2013. He was a USTA Regional Training Center Coach from 2009-2014. He was the Head coach for the Competitive Training Centers in Houston from 1996-2000.
Brian has coached many players to high achievement. 18 players have collectively won 28 Super National titles (Gold Balls) 37 Silver Balls and 44 Bronze Balls. Former students have won NCAA Division 1 team championships and multiple students are former NCAA All Americans. Over 100 former students have earned Division I tennis scholarships. Brian also Coached Zina Garrison (1994-1995) who reached a high rank of #4 in the world (WTA). Brian currently has a former student of 12 years in the top 400 on the WTA tour.
Brian’s son Alex is currently attending the Nick Saviano High Performance Academy in Florida. Nick is Alex’s primary coach and Brian has had the luxury of being on court and analyzing his son’s game with a world class coach.
Brian graduated from the University of Evansville, where he played four years from 1983-1987. He was the team captain during his senior year, holds the school record for most Division I singles wins in a season (30), and played line one singles and doubles during his junior and senior years. While at UE he posted singles and doubles wins over Purdue, Illinois, Michigan, Louisville, Ball State, Indiana State, Old Dominion and others. Brian was ranked #1 in the Men’s Open in Indiana in 1989 and played line one doubles for the USPTA Texas National Team Champions in 1991. Brian won over 60 USTA tournaments as a junior and adult.