Boysen Joins Husker Men's Tennis as Assistant Coach
Lincoln, Neb. -- A former ATP professional manager and collegiate coaching veteran, Tom Boysen has been named Nebraska’s new men’s tennis assistant coach, Husker Head Coach Sean Maymi announced on Thursday.
Boysen carries nine seasons of college coaching experience in addition to three years as a coach and manager for professional athletes. He also spent four seasons as a coach at the prep level. In 2016, he was named the ITA Northeast Region Assistant Coach of the Year after helping Dartmouth to a runner-up finish in the Ivy League. Boysen also helped SEC power Vanderbilt finish in the national rankings in all five of his seasons with the Commodores.
“I am thrilled to have Tom join the Huskers family,” Maymi said. “He has been part of some great programs, and I am very confident in his ability to help lead these young men. His experience on the college and pro levels will make a big impact on this program.”
Boysen spent the past four seasons as an assistant at Dartmouth, helping the Big Green to a pair of regular-season runner-up finishes in the Ivy League in 2015 and 2016. Dartmouth climbed as high as No. 34 in the ITA national rankings in 2016, concluding the season with a 17-9 overall record and a 6-1 mark in the Ivy. Dartmouth finished No. 42 in the ITA final rankings in 2015. Boysen coached an Ivy League Player of the Year and two Ivy League Rookies of the Year in his time with the Big Green.
In his five seasons at Vanderbilt from 2006 to 2010, Boysen assisted the team’s run to three NCAA Tournament appearances. He helped the Commodores to NCAA Tournament first-round wins in 2007 and 2008, and Vanderbilt finished each of his five seasons in the ITA rankings – including No. 26 in 2008. Boysen also helped two players advance to the NCAA Singles Tournament on four occasions at the SEC school.
Boysen coached prep-level tennis at the Montgomery Bell Academy in Nashville for four years, leading the team to Tennessee State Championships in his first two seasons in 2011 and 2012. He also toured around the world for three years working with four professional athletes – Todd Widom, Scott Lipsky, David Martin and Andres Pedroso. Widom was ranked as high as No. 200 in the ATP standings and competed in three U.S. Open qualifying draws. Martin won the 2011 French Open Mixed Doubles Championship. Martin and Lipsky advanced to the round of 16 at Wimbledon, and the pair competed in the semifinals at Newport.
Boysen graduated from the University of Central Florida in 1992 with a degree in management. He was also a member of the Knights’ varsity tennis team.