Nick Brochu

Nick Brochu was hired in July 2007 to take over the most successful men’s tennis program in Sun Belt Conference history.

His first season in charge continued that tradition as he led South Alabama to its second consecutive Sun Belt title as the Jags finished just out of the top 50 nationally at No. 51. He has since led the Jaguars to back-to-back Sun Belt Championships in 2018 and 2019, while under his direction, South has also earned a pair of first-round victories in the NCAA tournament over ranked opponents – No. 21 Memphis (2018) and No. 40 Tulane (2019).

Entering his 18th season in college tennis and 13th season at the helm of the Jaguars, Brochu has amassed a 228-157 record overall and 162-114 record at South. Under his guidance, South has had 25 all-conference singles selections and nine doubles sections, in addition to eight singles players, and five doubles pairings, being ranked at the end of the spring season.

Loïc Cloes was named the Sun Belt Conference Player to Watch following the 2019 season, while Daniel Lietner was also named league’s player of the year honors in back-to-back season (2014, ’15) during Brochu’s tenure.

Brochu has led four singles players to the NCAA Individual Tournament and two doubles teams to the end of the year tournament.

The Jaguars have participated in the past five Sun Belt Championships finals, winning the last two against Brochu’s alma matter, Georgia State.

His 2019 team featured the doubles pair of Cloes and Clément Marzol, who climbed the ITA rankings all the way up to number six in the nation during the fall season. The duo earned a win in the doubles portion of the first round of the NCAA tournament when the Jags beat Tulane, and finished up the 2019 season ranked No. 70 in the country.

As a team, South finished the season ranked 55th in the country, while the Jags finished 59th in 2018. Brochu has led the Jaguars to four top 60 rankings at the end of the season, with the highest-ranking being No. 52 in 2012.

In 2018, Brochu led the Jags to their first NCAA Tournament appearance since at the Starkville, Miss., Region. Brochu guide the doubles pair of Cloes and Marzol to a No. 24 ranking as they made it all the way to the first round of the NCAA doubles tournament.