Brad Ferreira was made the new Director of Tennis for the Wildcat men’s and women’s programs. (Source: Weber State Athletics)
Brad Ferreira was made the new Director of Tennis for the Wildcat men’s and women’s programs. (Source: Weber State Athletics)

This fall will mark the beginning for Brad Ferreira and Mark Roberts as the new leadership for Weber’s Tennis program. Brad Ferreira was made the new Director of Tennis for the Wildcat men’s and women’s programs. Working as his new assistant coach will be Mark Roberts

Ferreira has been with Weber State for over four years and will double down his role as director along with the responsibility of being head coach for both men’s and women’s teams, which entails overseeing the recruiting and scheduling of games.

Ferreira is not only a coach for Weber State but also an alumnus. Having moved from his home in Johannesburg, South Africa to Ogden, Ferreira played for Weber from 1986-90. During those years, Ferreira paved the way for four consecutive Big Sky Championships. This pattern continued itself when Ferreira led the Wildcats to two-straight Big Sky regular season championships, including one undefeated regular season record. In his three years as the men’s tennis head coach, he has an overall career record of 41-32 and a 25-5 Big Sky Conference record.

“We are pleased with the work Ferreira has done to elevate our men’s tennis program,” Athletic Director Jerry Bovee said in a statement. “We anticipate his leadership to have a great effect on our women’s program as well.”

In addition to Ferreira, Mark Roberts will be joining the Wildcats Athletic program after two years as the assistant coach for Southern Methodist Universities women’s tennis program. Before that, Roberts was the head women’s coach for University of Texas El Paso where he reorganized a struggling program into an undefeated season, something that had not occurred in over 8 years for UTEP.

One of Roberts’ most notable achievements was his awarded title as the Intercollegiate Tennis Association (ITA) Mountain Region Assistant Coach of the Year in 2010 and 2012 for his efforts at UNLV where he worked previously before his position at SMU.

Roberts is also an honor graduate from New Mexico State University. There, he earned his Bachelors of Arts in Communication Studies during May of 2004. From there, he transferred to the University of Las Vegas to continue his education by earning his Master’s of Science in Sport & Leisure Services Management from in 2012.

Following a standout collegiate playing career at New Mexico State, Roberts would also go on to play for Utah State University. As an Aggie, Roberts played no. 1 singles and doubles and was team captain in his lone year with the team (2002-03). He also played at Boise State for two and a half years (2000-02), qualifying for NCAAs in doubles with a national ranking of 23 as a junior. Roberts was named team MVP his sophomore year while equaling the school record for singles victories (31).

“We are extremely lucky to have Roberts join our program,” Ferreira said in a statement. “All three previous schools he has worked for have significantly improved with his help. He has the experience and results to be a head coach at a major school, so we are very fortunate he chose to help us at Weber State.”

Ferreira and Roberts have begun collaborating for this upcoming season, and both are very optimistic for Weber’s tennis program this years.

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