|Previous College:||Central Florida 1993|
|Alma Mater:||6th Year|
Eric Berg begins his sixth season as the Head Men's Tennis Coach for UMass Boston. He also just completed his fifth season as the Head Coach for the Beacons' Women's team.
Since his arrival to the Harbor Campus, Berg has raised the profile of the tennis program with appearances in various tournaments throughout the region, including the Wilson/ITA New England Championships.
In just his second year at UMass Boston, Berg led the men to their highest win total in five years and their best Little East Conference finish in three campaigns. He coached the Beacons' number one player to the Little East Conference Flight One Singles championship, while directing UMass Boston's number three doubles tandem to a LEC Flight Three Doubles crown.
Berg has been coaching tennis for 20 years, beginning in 1991 when he as an Assistant Coach for the Churchill High School Boys team in his home state of Michigan for a season. Berg moved on to the college ranks, where he was an Assistant Coach for the Men's & Women's Tennis teams at Division I University of Central Florida for the fall and spring campaigns and remained in Florida to serve as a tennis pro at the Amré Sammakia Tennis Academy, where he coached state, national and internationally-ranked junior players for four years. He continued his tennis pro career with the Bridges Family Resort & Tennis Club in Warren, VT, where he has been as an assistant since 1998 and taught and coordinated various programs. The well-respected resort has consistently been recognized in the top 50 tennis resorts by Tennis Magazine. Berg returned to the team coaching arena with a two-year tenure as the Head Boys Coach for Edsel Ford High School in Michigan, prior to his arrival on the UMass Boston campus.
Prior to his ascension to the coaching ranks, Berg was nothing short of an outstanding tennis player, competing at the collegiate level for The Ohio State University, where he compiled a 64% winning percentage in nearly 50 matches and then took his game to University of Central Florida, where he starred as the squad's number one singles player as a senior in 1992. Berg has competed on the Amateur circuit as well, ranking number 13 in the nation among United State amateur doubles players and 19th among US singles players in 1991 and improved to number 16 among singles players the following year. He was also a quarterfinalist in both singles and doubles play at the US National Amateur Indoor Championships in 1991.
Berg graduated from Central Florida with a bachelor's degree in interpersonal communication in 1993 and now resides in Dorchester, MA.