Neil Tarangioli is in his 38th year as Head Coach for the men's tennis team in the 2018-19 academic year.
Heading into the 2018-19 season, the men's program boasts a record of 565-200 under Coach Tarangioli's guidance.
Coach Tarangioli joined the Concordia coaching staff in 1978 after a successful tennis and squash career at Fordham University. He played varsity for both sports all 4 years. He was voted MVP for Tennis in 1973 and in 1977 and MVP for Squash in 1977. He served as captain of both teams in his senior year. He received his B.A. in History.
Neil was the assistant coach for two years and then became the head coach of the Men's Team in 1980. While at the helm of the Clippers' program, he has led the team to 22 appearances in the NCAA National Championship. The men's team has maintained the number one ranking in the East Region by the ITA since 2005.
On the local level the Clippers have dominated conference play. While members of the New York Collegiate Athletic Conference/ East Coast Conference, Concordia won 19 of 21 Championships. As members of the Central Atlantic Collegiate Conference Concordia captured seven-straight CACC Championships from 2010-2016. Coach Tarangioli has been named Coach of the Year by the Clippers' conferences 26 times with 15 from the NYAC, five from the ECC and six from the CACC. He has also garnered Regional Coach of the Year by the ITA 10 times, eclipsing the double-digit mark this past year.
Coach Tarangioli has been a 20+ year member of the UPTA and was selected Member of the Year in 1996. In 2012 the USPTA honored him with the “College Coach of the Year “ award for the Eastern region. He has served on the ITA Ranking Committee for 6 terms while serving as Chairman four times. He served 4 terms on the ITA Awards Committee and numerous Tournament committees. He has served on the NCAA National Championship Selection Committee for 2 terms. As Coach Tarangioli says of his volunteerism, he learned from his Jesuit days at Fordham Prep and Fordham University the importance of "service to others!"
Coach Neil recently celebrated his 33rd Wedding Anniversary. His wife Doretta is a RN and Supervisor for the Intensive Care Recovery Room at the Montefiore Medical Center. Their oldest son graduated Boston College and works in Manhattan. One daughter is enrolled at Iona College and the youngest daughter is enrolled at Villanova University.