OLLU Men’s tennis welcomes new assistant coach

Tennis Assistant Coach Kyle Fraser

OLLU welcomes Assistant Coach Kyle Fraser to the men’s tennis staff. He will join Head Coach Sal Castillo for the upcoming spring season that begins Jan. 22.

“At the start of the fall in 2020, I was hoping to find an assistant who brought a strong background in mental training. I believe that attitude and mindset have a lot to do with success both on and off the court. Coach Fraser and I hit it off right away and I immediately knew that his involvement would be important for the success of the team this year, especially during these very stressful times. We are looking forward to having Coach Fraser bring his insight and collegiate tennis experience to OLLU. “

Fraser is a native of Hyde Park, N.Y., and graduated from Southwestern University (SU) in Georgetown, Texas, during the spring of 2018 with a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology. He received his Master of Science in Human Performance and Wellness from Barry University (BU) in Miami, Fla., this past May. Fraser specialized in sport, exercise and performance psychology while at Barry.

He recently worked at BU as a Graduate Sports Psychology Consultant for the men’s and women’s tennis teams. Fraser provided individual and group mental skills training to the athletes. The men’s team won the 2019 NCAA D2 National Championship while Fraser was the mental skills consultant.

Fraser brings strong mental skills and psychology aspect to the OLLU men’s tennis program. He held the position of Research Assistant at SU from August 2016 to May 2017. Fraser collaborated with peers to conduct studies on the topic of emoticon use and perceived appropriateness.

He has coached tennis of all ages for more than eight years. Fraser also played varsity tennis for SU in NCAA D3 during his freshman season.

Fraser said, “I am excited to work with Coach Castillo and the players here at OLLU. I look forward to helping them compete for a championship.”