Named Assistant Coach
NEW HAVEN, Conn. – Alex Steinroeder, who spent last season as a member of Chris Drake's staff at Dartmouth, is joining Yale's new head coach in New Haven as an assistant coach.
Steinroeder helped Drake and the Big Green post a 15-9 overall record and earn an at-large bid to the NCAA Tournament last spring, only the fourth NCAA appearance in school history.
"I am thrilled to welcome Alex to Yale and our tennis program," said Drake, who was named the Cary Leeds Head Coach of Men's Tennis in June. "A huge asset to me during my last year at Dartmouth, Alex is a unique combination of smarts, interpersonal skills and internal motivation. I look forward to Alex contributing in all aspects of our program here at Yale on and off the court."
A Harvard graduate, Steinroeder worked at ATP Tour Inc. in Ponte Vedra Beach, Florida, before arriving in Hanover.
While with ATP, Steinroeder worked directly with tennis players in the ATP University, an educational program to prepare players for life on the professional tennis tour and after their playing careers are over. He also assisted the Chief Player Officer in the preparation and presentation of Player Council meetings and supported the Player Representatives on the ATP Board of Directors with various projects.
Prior to that, he spent a year in a different capacity at ATP Tour, publishing the Players' Weekly, a newsletter to communicate important information to the players.
A 2015 Harvard grad with a degree in government, Steinroeder had a successful tennis career playing for the Crimson, being named co-captain (2014, 2015), an ITA Scholar-Athlete (2013-15) and helping his team reach the Round of 32 in the NCAA Championship in three of his four years.
Report filed by Tim Bennett (email@example.com), Yale Athletics Strategic Communications