Charged with building the Georgia Tech tennis program back to the level it was when he was a player, Thorne was named to the newly-created position of Director of Tennis on June 30, 1998, becoming the ninth head coach in Tech men’s tennis history.
With the Brazilian National Team, he claimed gold medals at the 2012 London and 2008 Beijing Olympic Games.
Harmon was the men’s tennis head coach at the University of Miami from 1995 until 1997 where he brought in the No. 1 recruiting class in 1996. Harmon was the 1996 and 1997 Big East Conference Coach of the Year during his time with the Hurricanes.
King is one of the most decorated players in Tech’s men’s tennis program. He is in the top 10 in singles career wins for all matches (84), career wins for dual matches (56), season wins in all matches (28, 2011-12), and season wins in dual matches (19, 2010-11). During King’s senior year, he ranked as high as No. 7 in the nation in singles. King ranks second all-time in career wins for doubles trailing only Spir. King and Spir spent three years together as a doubles pairing at Tech. The duo won 66 matches together over three seasons.
Casati spent last season at SMU as a volunteer coach where she helped the Mustangs to a 9-5 record (2-1 American) before the season was shortened due to the Covid-19 pandemic. SMU opened the season with a six-match win streak under first-year head coach Jeff Nevolo and was capped with Jackie Nylander earning Texas Region Rookie of the Year honors.
Prior to arriving at SMU, Casati served as the assistant coach at Western Michigan for two seasons. During her stint with the Broncos, Casati tutored four student-athletes to all-MAC honors, and helped guide WMU to an impressive 2018-19 season, finishing third in the MAC after recording only two conference wins in 2017-18. WMU turned in a 12-11 overall record in 2018, its best mark since 2016, and went 11-3 at home.