Egliz Bizhoti rejoined the UMass Boston tennis coaching staff in the spring of 2017, after taking a short hiatus from coaching.
In his first year back with the men's tennis program, the Beacons reached the NCAA Tournament for just the second time and first time since he was a player with the program.
Bizhoti served as a student assistant coach during the 2014-15 and 2015-16 seasons, after spending the prior two seasons as a member of the UMass Boston men's tennis program.
In his six years as a player and coach with the men's program, the Beacons have made it at least the Little East Conference Semifinal Round every season and to the LEC Title Match in five of the six years. Over that six-year span, UMass Boston has amassed a 56-50 record and won three LEC Regular Season Titles and two LEC Tournament Titles.
He works primarily with the men's tennis program, while also helping coach the women's team. Bizhoti has coached three All-Conference honorees with the women's program, including Kristy Garcia ('18)-who finished her career as the most decorated player in program history.
Bizhoti was a five-time Little East Conference All-Conference honoree, including earning All-Conference honors in doubles all four years. After spending his first two years at Salem State University, he earned a pair of All-Conference doubles honors and his lone All-Conference singles selection with the Beacons. As a junior, Bizhoti helped the Beacons to their most successful season in over 20 years. He went 18-12 at number three doubles and number six singles to help the Beacons earn the Little East Conference Regular Season and Tournament Titles and reach their first ever NCAA Tournament. Overall, he finished his career as a Beacon with a 38-26 record.
Off the tennis courts, Bizhoti has devoted a lot of his time towards working with youth. He spent five summers working with Tenancity as a summer camp counselor, specifically serving as a tennis instructor. He also worked as a sports coordinator, teaching classes in tennis and several other sports, with the YMCA in Marblehead. Bizhoti is studying Economics and is expected to graduate in the spring of 2015. s