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Brett Bernstein
Position: Associate Head Coach
Alma Mater: Texas-Pan American
Graduating Year: 2010
Experience: 2 Years
Brett Bernstein Bio
Courtesy: UNCGSpartans.com
Release: 09/06/2013

Bernstein enters his third season at UNCG and was named associate head coach for men's tennis. 

In 2014-15, Bernstein has worked closely with the Spartan Club and through various outreach efforts was able to fund raised over 5,000 dollars towards the men's tennis enrichment fund.

In 2013-14, Bernstein started and hosted the first North Carolina showdown against rival Charlotte, helping the Spartans to a 5-2 victory. He helped guide the UNCG men's tennis team to the 2014 SoCon semifinals and worked in helping three student-athletes be selected to the SoCon All-Conference team. The team posted 14 wins going 84-35 in singles and 34-25 in doubles. Alongside Thomas Mozur helped sophomore Danny Mack to an ITA NCAA singles ranking as high as No. 104, and in doubles assisted James Dougherty and Randy Phillips achieve a ITA NCAA doubles ranking as high as of No. 64. Another big component that has paid off for the program is through fundraising efforts Bernstein was able to incorporate video recording into the player’s matches for post-match analysis. 

In his first season with UNCG, he helped two of the Spartan doubles teams earn an ITA NCAA national ranking as well as putting seven student athletes onto the 2013 SoCon All-Conference team. UNCG won 15 dual matches during the season, posting one of the best team records in school history. With Bernstein’s aide the Spartans finished 69-30 in singles and 36-15 in doubles in the dual-match season.

Bernstein, a 2010 graduate of The University of Texas Pan American played four years for the Bronco’s during that time  Brett was selected as the team captain under two different coaches and eventually teamed up with brother Beau Bernstein putting together one of the best doubles records in program history, earning them a top ITA NCAA doubles ranking.

Former UTPA head men’s tennis coach, Chris Taylor: “Brett was a senior when I took over the men's program at UTPA and I could not have asked for a better leader on that team. It was that level of commitment that provided dividends as he garnered First-team All-Conference for both his play and his academics.”

Off the court Brett found great success in the class room as well. He was a member of SAAC (Student Athlete Advisory Committee) and the UTPA 3.0 club, making the Dean’s list in 2007-2009 and the President’s list in 2009-2010. In his last two years at UTPA he carried a 4.0 GPA and was selected to the All-Conference academic team in 2008- 2010 along with his brother.

A native of Sugarland, Texas, Bernstein was one of the states standout junior players in 2006. He reached a career-high junior ranking of No. 14 in the nation in Doubles.

Father Buck Bernstein and Uncle Bart Bernstein were both All- Americans in tennis at Southwest Texas State in 1978, Uncle Bart Bernstein went on to win the NCAA Division II doubles title in 1981. Younger brother Beau Bernstein was also a standout player for Texas Pan American making the Southland All-Conference team in singles and doubles from 2008-2012 as well as being selected as the Southland Conference Student Athlete of the Year in 2009. Father Buck Bernstein went on to become the men’s assistant tennis coach at the University of Houston in 1981 reaching a team NCAA ranking as high as No. 4 in the nation. Uncle Bart Bernstein joined on as the men’s assistant tennis coach at Texas Christian University in 1983.

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