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Coach Mait DuBois
Mait DuBois
Position: Head Coach
Hometown: Charleston, S.C.
Alma Mater: Charleston Southern
Graduating Year: 1996
Phone: 910-962-3989
Email: duboism@uncw.edu
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CAA Champions: 2009, 2011, 2013
NCAA Appearances: 2009, 2011, 2012, 2013
ITA Regional Coach-of-the-Year: 2009, 2011
CAA Coach-of-the-Year: 2009, 2013

      Conference championships and NCAA Tournament appearances have become commonplace since Mait DuBois took over the UNCW program in the summer of 2007.

      The Seahawks have captured three Colonial Athletic Association titles (2009, 2011, 2013) and advanced to the NCAA Regionals four times (2009, 2011, 2012, 2013) in the last five years as UNCW has emerged into a national power in men’s tennis.

      The Charleston, S.C., native enters his seventh year with the Seahawks in 2013-14 after piloting the team to its second consecutive CAA crown and a number of “firsts” last season. He was named CAA Coach-of-the-Year last spring for his accomplishments.

      Overall, the veteran skipper begins his 16th year as a coach on the NCAA Division I level, compiling a 126-60 career record. He has been a part of nine conference championship teams and 10 NCAA Tournament appearances during his successful career.

      With DuBois at the helm, the Seahawks have joined the elite of NCAA men's tennis, climbing to as high as No. 37 in the Intercollegiate Tennis Association rankings on Feb. 19, 2013. DuBois has won 74.6 percent of his matches (106-36) in six seasons in the Port City.

      Sparked by 2013 CAA Player-of-the-Year Rafael Aita and three ranked doubles teams, the Seahawks swept to a 19-5 record in 2012-13 during to a history-making campaign.

      UNCW went 19-5 in dual matches, did not surrender a match in the CAA Tournament and upset No. 18 South Carolina in the opening round of the NCAA Tournament. On top of that, the Seahawks finished with an unbeaten season at home, placed seven players on the All-CAA team and finished the year ranked No. 43 in the final ITA poll.

      Aita earned an invitation to compete in the singles draw and Kosta Blank and Chris Cooprider were invited to play in the doubles bracket at the 2013 NCAA Men’s Tennis Championships.

      Featuring a young team with no seniors, the Seahawks enjoyed an outstanding season in 2011-12. DuBois and his team carved out a 17-7 record against 12 nationally-ranked opponents, highlighted by a 4-3 victory over No. 21 N.C. State in early March.

      The Seahawks achieved two “firsts” in 2011-12, winning a match in the national indoors tourney and collecting an at-large entry in the NCAA Regionals. When it was over, UNCW’s men achieved a final ranking of No. 44, capping a memorable season.

      In 2010-11, DuBois took the Seahawks to the NCAA Regionals in Athens, Ga., with several of the CAA's top performers. Michael Pereira and Kinshuk Sharma earned First-Team All-CAA honors in singles and Chris Cooprider collected Second-Team accolades. Cooprider and Sharma were also selected First-Team All-CAA in doubles.

      The Seahawks fashioned an 18-4 record during the regular season and then defeated James Madison, Georgia State and VCU for their second CAA title on April 24, 2011. Sophomore Chris Cooprider was voted the Most Outstanding Player in the event after going a perfect 6-0 in the three-day event in Norfolk, Va.

      On the heels of his second CAA crown, DuBois was invited by the USTA to participate in the group's High Performance Coaching Program in the conjunction with the Davis Cup during the summer of 2011. He joined several of the nation's top collegiate coaches and professionals Rafael Nadal and Andy Roddick to analyze current trends in technique, tactics and training.

      The 2011 championship came one year after the Seahawks narrowly missed out on back-to-back titles in 2009-10. Still, UNCW had an outstanding season, rolling to a 15-6 record and advancing to the semifinals of the CAA Tournament. The Seahawks made it all the way up to No. 48 in the rankings.

      DuBois coached his club to a 19-6 overall record and unblemished 7-0 conference record in 2008-09. More importantly, UNCW collected its first No. 1 seed in the CAA Tournament, captured the CAA title, and advanced to the NCAA Tennis Regionals for the first time.

      In the process, the Seahawks earned their first national ranking and rose as high a No. 58 in the Intercollegiate Tennis Association (ITA) poll. DuBois was named CAA Coach-of-the-Year and the Wilson-ITA Mideast Region Coach-of-the-Year.

      Several Seahawk players were honored for their accomplishments in 2008-09. Sophomore Illia Ziamtsou was selected as the outstanding player in the CAA Championships and three other players collected conference honors.

      Michael Pereira earned First-Team All-CAA honors in singles, Kinshuk Sharma was named Second-Team All-CAA in singles and Ryan Ybarra made Third-Team All-CAA in singles. Sharma and Ybarra were also included on the Second-Team All-CAA doubles unit.

       In their first year under DuBois in 2007-08, the men's team tied UNCW's all-time record for dual match victories with a 15-7 mark, had two members voted All-CAA and featured a Top 20 National Recruiting Class (www.tennisrecruiting.net).

      In the fall of 2008, DuBois was selected by the United States Tennis Association (USTA) to take part in a High Performance Coaching Program at the US Open professional Grand Slam event.  A select group of High Performance Coaches from across the country met to consult and study with the USTA in the development of top level professional players from top junior players. 

      Prior to UNCW, DuBois was an assistant at N.C. State. He helped the Wolfpack achieve its second straight post-season berth, a No. 41 national ranking and coached Daria Petrovic and Alejandra Guerra to the NCAA Division I Doubles Championships in Athens, Ga.

      DuBois was an assistant men's and women's coach on four Big South championship squads from 1998-2001, and also played a key role as the Buccaneers racked up three NCAA Tournament appearances. DuBois was selected head men's and women's coach at CSU in 2002 and guided the Buccaneer men to the BSC title, an NCAA Tournament berth and its highest national ranking.

      Following two years as the head skipper at CSU, DuBois accepted a position as assistant women's coach and recruiting coordinator at Virginia. The Cavaliers landed a Top 30 national ranking, and DuBois was nominated for Assistant Coach-of-the-Year in the region.

      DuBois then moved on to fellow Atlantic Coast Conference member N.C. State, where he assisted women's coach Hans Olsen for three seasons. The Wolfpack advanced to the Round of 32 in the NCAA Tournament for the first time in 2005-06, setting program records for victories and conference wins. With DuBois on the staff, N.C. State qualified for the NCAA Tournament in both 2006 and 2007, featuring a pair of All-ACC performers, and setting records for total victories (2007) and wins over ranked opponents.

      DuBois is a certified Level I Teaching Professional with the United States Professional Tennis Association (USPTA) and completed the United States Tennis Association (USTA) "High Performance Coaching" certification in 2006.

      After working briefly as a tennis professional at two clubs, he served as a traveling coach with "Tennis Europe." Traveling to numerous ITF events, he helped American junior players work towards establishing a world ranking.

      DuBois was a four-year tennis standout at Charleston Southern from 1993-96. He was team captain in 1995 and 1996 and was named the Most Valuable Player on CSU's 1996 Big South Conference Championship team.

      DuBois earned his Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration at CSU in 1996 and completed his Master's degree in Business Administration from CSU in 1999.

 The DuBois Record

Season

School

Overall

Pct.

Conference

Pct.

2001-02

Charleston Southern

18-7

.720

6-1

.857

2002-03

Charleston Southern

2-17

.105

0-7

.000

2007-08

UNCW

15-7

.682

4-2

.667

2008-09

UNCW

19-6

.760

7-0

1.000

2009-10

UNCW

15-6

.714

3-2

.600

2010-11

UNCW

21-5

.807

5-1

.833

2011-12

UNCW

17-7

.708

3-2

.600

2012-13

UNCW

19-5

.792

2-0

1.000

Overall

 

126-60

.677

30-15

.667

UNCW

 

106-36

.746

24-7

.774

Mait DuBois At UNCW

2007-08
   Match single season record for dual match victories with 15-7 mark…Two players are named All-CAA…Recruiting class is included in top-20 by TennisRecruiting.net.

2008-09 (CAA Champions/NCAA Round of 64-Athens, Ga.)
   Claim first CAA championship with 19-6 overall record and 7-0 CAA mark…Earn No. 1 seed in CAA Tournament…Pick up ITA national ranking for first time and rise to No. 58 in the poll…Travel to Athens, Ga., for first NCAA appearance…Head Coach Mait DuBois is named CAA Coach-of-the-Year and Wilson ITA Mideast Region Coach-of-the-Year…Sophomore Ilia Ziamtsou is voted Most Outstanding Player in CAA Tournament.

2009-10
   Post 15-6 record and advance to semifinals of CAA Tournament…Climb as high as No. 48 in ITA rankings.

2010-11 (CAA Champions/NCAA Round of 64-Athens, Ga.)
   Capture second CAA title and make appearance in NCAA Regionals in Athens, Ga…Fashion 18-4 record during regular season and defeat James Madison, Georgia State and VCU for second CAA crown on April 24, 2011…Sophomore Chris Cooprider is voted Most Outstanding Player in CAA Tournament with 6-0 record in postseason tourney.

2011-12 (NCAA Round of 64-Chapel Hill, N.C.)
   Finish with 17-7 record against 12 nationally-ranked opponents…Defeat No. 21 N.C. State, 4-3, in early March…Win match in the National Indoors for the first time...Collect first at-large entry to NCAA Tournament in school’s history…Battle Tennessee in NCAA Regionals in Chapel Hill, N.C…Close with national ranking of No. 44.

2012-13 (CAA Champions/NCAA Round of 32-Durham, N.C)
   Win third CAA championship by sweeping two matches in Williamsburg, Va., over Drexel and host William & Mary…Finish with 19-5 dual match record…Play in NCAA Regionals in Durham, N.C…Post first NCAA Tournament victory (4-0 over No. 18 South Carolina on May 10, 2013)…Achieve highest national ranking for singles player (Rafael Aita, #17, on Feb. 12, 2013)…Notch highest national ranking for doubles team (Kosta Blank/Chris Cooprider, #8, Feb. 12, 2013)…Land first national qualifier in NCAA singles draw (Rafael Aita)…Place first national qualifier in NCAA doubles draw (Kosta Blank/Chris Cooprider)…Feature first recipient of CAA Player-of-the-Year (Rafael Aita)…Finish undefeated at home for first time (13-0)…Top-6 singles players and top-3 doubles teams earn All-CAA honors for first time…Record most shutout victories in season (13)…Register best singles percentage (.786) and doubles percentage (.815) in season…Wind up season with national ranking of No. 43.

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