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August 18, 2014

Koniecko Named Men's Tennis Head Coach at Brown

Photo and story courtesy of Brown Athletics Communications

PROVIDENCE, R.I. -- Brown Director of Athletics Jack Hayes has named Bryan Koniecko as the new Head Men's Tennis Coach in an announcement made on Monday. Koniecko previously served as an assistant coach of the Bears from 2010-12.

"We are thrilled to welcome Bryan back as the new leader of the men's tennis program," said Hayes. "His familiarity with Brown and the Ivy League, as well as his track record of success in the Big Ten, should bode well for the future of Brown men's tennis."

Koniecko has spent the previous two seasons at Ohio State, including last season as the Associate Head Women's Tennis Coach where he guided the Buckeyes to their first NCAA tournament appearance since 2009 and a national ranking of 35. Under his tutelage, Ohio State boasted an undefeated home season in 2013-14 (12-0).

In his first stint on College Hill, Koniecko helped guide a previously unranked squad into a top 50 ranking during his tenure. His main duties focused on the coordination of team practices and the recruitment of future student-athletes.

Prior to his coaching career, the Long Island, New York native was a five-time All-American at Ohio State, pacing the Buckeyes to four Big Ten regular season and tournament titles. He garnered Big Ten Tennis Athlete of the Year accolades in 2008 and 2009, as well as the conference's Freshman of the Year honors in 2006. As a senior captain, Koniecko claimed the ITA National Intercollegiate Indoor Singles title while ranking #1 overall in the nation for singles play.

Koniecko joined the ATP circuit after graduation, earning a career high ranking of 651 while also competing in the 2007 and 2008 U.S. Open Qualifying.