Head Coach Women's Tennis / Assistant Athletic Director-Compliance
In 11 seasons as the head women's tennis coach at the University of Mary Washington, Patrick Catullo has led the Eagles back to greatness. The Eagles have dominated the Capital Athletic Conference dating back to the 1990s, and have advanced to more NCAA Championships than all but one school in all of NCAA Division III.
The Eagles have become more and more of a national championship-caliber team each year under Catullo's tenure in Fredericksburg, and have posted an undefeated conference record of 75-0, a cumulative record of 175-70, including a mark of 167-62 over the past nine seasons. In 2015, he was named the ITA Regional Coach of the Year.
A Mary Washington alumnus, Catullo has led the team to 11 Capital Athletic Conference championships and 11 NCAA Tournament appearances. During this time, Catullo has produced 6 conference rookies of the year awards, 11 conference player of the year awards, and has been honored with 10 conference coach of the year awards.
Prior to his work at Mary Washington, Catullo was the head women's coach at Broward Community College where he won 2 NJCAA national championships and was named NJCAA National Coach of the Year. He is a member of the United States Professional Tennis Registry.
"There is a distinguished honor about the women's team at Mary Washington, and a great tradition of success. I look forward to challenges as well as the successes that lay ahead for the UMW tennis team," said Catullo, who with his wife, Linda, and two sons, Ryan and Chase, reside in Fredericksburg.
Assistant Women's Tennis Coach
A United States Professional Tennis Registry instructor, Art Canizares has worked as tennis professional at Montclair Golf, Swim, and Tennis Club, as well as at the Fredericksburg Country Club. He begins his eighth year as assistant coach at UMW, having helped the team to the NCAA Tournament and CAC Championships in each of his first six seasons. In 2011, he was named by the ITA as the Atlantic South Assistant Coach of the Year, and won the award again in 2013. Canizares is a 1995 graduate of Duke University and resides in Fredericksburg.