DAVID BORELLI


Coach of women’s tennis team at the University of Southern California from 1974 to 1988, David Borelli (b. 1951) netted seven national team championships and compiled a remarkable .870 winning percentage overall. An excellent junior player, Borelli entered USC in 1970 and competed on the men’s varsity team, earning Senior Scholar-Athlete honors on graduating. He began working with the fledgling Trojan women’s team while attending USC Law School, and discovered that coaching, not law, was his true calling. In 1981, Borelli was named NCAA National Collegiate Coach of the Year.

During his USC career, Borelli guided individual team members to five national collegiate singles titles and one national doubles title; 25 of his players earned a total of 56 All–America honors. He continued his work mentoring players, including future top pro Mardy Fish, as a USTA professional tour coach. In 2002, Borelli became women’s coach at Texas Christian University, capturing ITA Regional Coach of the Year honors in 2005. Heading up the TCU men’s team from 2006 to 2010, Borelli has crowned his stellar career with a return to the TCU women’s team.

Career Highlights

  • Ranked in Top 25 in USTA National Junior Rankings 1969
  • Played on professional circuit 1970–72; achieved national singles ranking
  • Member, Men’s Varsity Tennis Team, University of Southern California (USC) 1970–74
  • Winner of the USC Outstanding Senior Scholar–Athlete Award 1974
  • Winner of the USC Post Graduate Scholarship Award 1974
  • B.A., USC 1974; J.D., USC School of Law 1977
  • Head Coach, USC Women’s Tennis Team 1974–88 (302–45 record)
  • Coached AIAW National Championship Team 1977, 1979, 1980
  • Coached USTA National Collegiate Championship Team 1977, 1978
  • Coached NCAA Division I Championship Team 1983, 1985
  • NCAA National Collegiate Coach of the Year 1981
  • Coached 5 National Collegiate Singles Champions: Barbara Hallquist (1976, 1977); Stacy Margolin (1978); Anna Maria Fernandez (1981); Beth Herr (1983); Doubles Champions Trey Lewis/Anne White (1980)
  • Coached 25 USC players earning a total of 56 All–America honors
  • Director of Tennis, Sierra Sport and Racket Club, Fresno, California 1990–95
  • Head Tennis Pro, Copper River Country Club, Fresno, California 1995–98
  • USPTA Pro of the Year 1997
  • USTA Professional Tour Coach 1998–2001
  • Head Coach, Sacramento Capitals World Team Tennis 1990–1991
  • Head Coach, Texas Christian University (TCU) Women’s Tennis Team, 2002–06
  • Led TCU women’s team from No. 56 to No. 15 national ranking
  • ITA Southwest Region Coach of the Year 2005
  • Conference USA Coach of the Year 2005
  • Mountain West Conference (MWC) Coach of the Year 2006
  • Head coach, TCU Men’s Tennis Team, 2006–10; led team to two regular season MWC titles, two MWC tournament titles
  • Head Coach, TCU Women’s Tennis Team, July 2010–present