Brian Kuscher
Brian Kuscher
  • Title:
    Head Tennis Coach; PERA Associate Professor of the Practice
  • Phone:
    781-283-2014
  • Email:
    bkuscher@wellesley.edu
  • Education:
    B.S., Franklin Pierce University; M.A., Concordia University, Irvine

Bio

Brian Kuscher has been the Head Coach of the Wellesley tennis program since the start of the 2008-09 season. In the past twelve seasons, he has led Wellesley to an overall record of 159-92, winning NEWMAC Championships in 2008 and 2011 and making appearances in the NCAA Tournament in 2009 and 2012. 

Kuscher came to Wellesley from Dartmouth, where he served as an assistant coach for the Dartmouth women’s tennis team, a position that he held for two seasons. At Dartmouth, Kuscher helped the Big Green return to the national scene with a ranking as high as 53rd in 2007. In 2008, he helped guide Dartmouth to a 16-4 overall record and its first winning season in the Ivies in eight years.

Prior to his stint at Dartmouth, Kuscher served as the assistant director of New England Team Tennis (NETT) for six years.  He also served as head tennis professional at the Quechee Club in Vermont and as the assistant tennis professional at the Boss Tennis Center at Dartmouth College.

As a student-athlete at Franklin Pierce, Kuscher accumulated more than 100 wins during his career and was named the New England Collegiate Conference Rookie of the Year for the 1997-98 season. Kuscher has also served on the NCAA Division III Tennis Regional Committee. He received his Master of Arts in Coaching and Athletic Administration from Concordia University, Irvine.
 
He resides in Wellesley with his wife, Yumi, and their two children.

Season Overall (W-L) NEWMAC (W-L) Program Highlights
2008-09 18-7 7-0 Seven Sisters Champions, NEWMAC Regular Season & Tournament Champions,
NCAA Qualifier, NCAA Second Round
2009-10 12-11 6-1 NEWMAC Regular Season Co-Champions, NEWMAC Tournament Finalists
2010-11 15-8 6-1 Seven Sisters Champions, NEWMAC Tournament Finalists
2011-12 17-7 7-0 NEWMAC Regular Season & Tournament Champions, NCAA Qualifier, NCAA Second Round
2012-13 11-10 6-1 NEWMAC Tournament Finalists
2013-14 14-8 7-1 Seven Sisters Champions, NEWMAC Tournament Finalists
2014-15 14-7 7-1 NEWMAC Tournament Semifinalists
2015-16 15-7 6-2 NEWMAC Tournament Semifinalists
2016-17 14-7 7-1 NEWMAC Tournament Finalists
2017-18 14-8 6-2 NEWMAC Tournament Semifinalists
2018-19 13-9 6-2 NEWMAC Tournament Semifinalists, Seven Sisters Champions
2019-20 2-3 0-0  
2020-21 -- -- Season Cancelled due to COVID-19 Pandemic
2021-22 10-6 7-1 NEWMAC Tournament Semifinalists
Totals 169-98 78-13 13 Seasons