Sept. 8, 2008
PHILADELPHIA - Steve Mauro, who has spent the past three seasons as the head men's tennis coach at Temple, has added the duties of head women's tennis coach, director of athletics Bill Bradshaw announced today. Mauro will oversee both programs, including the defending Atlantic 10 Champion women's tennis team.
"Steve has done a tremendous job restoring the men's tennis program at Temple," Bradshaw said. "His leadership will provide stability to both programs and we look forward to continued success on the courts."
"I'm extremely excited about this opportunity," Mauro said. "As the head coach of both programs, I will be able to make a greater impact on our student-athletes as tennis players, but more importantly, as people. All of the ingredients are in place for both teams to be the best in the city, conference and region."
In his first year at the helm, Mauro revitalized the Owl men's tennis program, guiding the squad to a 17-8 record and a third-place finish at the 2006 Atlantic 10 Tournament. It marked a 14-win turnaround from the previous season and the conference finish was the highest by a Temple team since the 2000 season.
Three players have earned All-Atlantic 10 honors under Mauro's direction. He has a 31-34 career record at Temple. A skilled recruiter, Mauro has signed players from six foreign countries.
Prior to coming to North Broad Street, Mauro spent two seasons (2003-05) as the head men's tennis coach at Ursinus.
Mauro brings an extensive tennis background in both playing and teaching tennis to North Broad Street. He is certified by the United States Professional Tennis registry and has been involved with many of the United States Tennis Association's tennis programs.
He also served as a full-time professional tennis instructor at Fossler Cheltenham Tennis Center in Elkins Park, Pa. There, he taught a diverse group of students including regionally and nationally ranked juniors.
An active member of the Intercollegiate Tennis Association, Mauro sits on the advisory staff for Head-Penn Racquet Sports. He has also served as the Director of Tennis at Talamore Country Club as well as the Head Tennis Professional at the Horsham Tennis Club in Horsham, Pa.
Mauro and his wife, Polly, reside in Collegeville with their children, Kurt and Derek.