Head Coach Marc Vecchiolla

Women’s Tennis, 28th Season (1997-present)
Men’s Tennis, 12 Seasons (2008-2019)

As a coach, Marc Vecchiolla’s goal is to get his tennis players to work hard, learn and have fun. The success of his Mercer County Community College men’s and women’s tennis teams aren’t ordinary. He has coached 163 players on 36 different teams while at Mercer. 46 players have achieved All-American honors under his tutelage.

Vecchiolla helped re-establish the women’s tennis program in 1997 after an 11-year absence. Since then, the women’s team has won the NJCAA Division III title four times (1999, 2000, 2002 and 2005) and placed second four times (1998, 2001, 2006 and 2011). In addition, they were Region 19 Tournament champions for ten seasons with six of the teams finishing undefeated. Vecchiolla was named the NJCAA National Coach of the Year in 1999, 2000, 2002 and 2005. He was inducted into the NJCAA Tennis Hall of Fame in 2005, becoming, at 36, its youngest inductee. The 1999- and 2000-Women’s Teams were recently inducted into The Mercer County Community College Athletic Hall of Fame. The Women’s program was elevated to division 1 in 2019.

Vecchiolla has become synonymous with Mercer County tennis. He has served as Director of Tennis Operations with the Mercer County Park Commission since 1994, managing the tennis facility, which consists of 22 outdoor tennis courts, 6 indoor tennis courts and 3 Har-Tru courts at The Hopewell Valley Golf Club. The complex at Mercer County Park was honored with the 1996, 2008, 2018 USTA National Outstanding Facility Awards, and Vecchiolla has accepted these awards at the U.S. Open.

Vecchiolla, a resident of Robbinsville, N.J., serves as President of The NJCAA Region 19 Coaches Association, serves on the Board of Directors for USTA Middle States Section, serves as the Chair-Person for The Mercer County Tennis Hall of Fame Induction Dinners.

A graduate of Steinert High School in Hamilton, N.J., he earned a B.S. degree in Business Administration concentration of marketing in 1991 from East Carolina University, where he was captain of the men's tennis team.

Year By Year Coaching Records:   Women's Tennis   /   Men's Tennis