Jeff Nevolo enters his third season on the Air Force men's tennis coaching staff and second as associate head coach in 2014-15. Nevolo, who previously spent one season as an assistant coach with the University of Alabama men's tennis program, was promoted from assistant coach on August 16, 2013.
Nevolo helped the Falcons to their first winning season since 2006 last year. Air Force finished the season with a 13-12 record and achieved its highest national ranking ever at No. 63 in late February. A 4-3 victory over 49th-ranked BYU early in the season marked AFA's first over a ranked team since Feb. 4, 2005, a 4-3 win over 55th-ranked Nebraska.
Air Force also won its first regular-season Mountain West dual match since 2003 with a 5-2 win over league-newcomer Utah State.
In his one season at Alabama, Nevolo helped the Crimson Tide to a 10-15 record and players Jarryd Botha and Ricky Doverspike advance to the round of 16 at the 2012 NCAA Doubles Championships.
Nevolo, a native of Gurnee, Ill., earned a bachelor's degree in sport administration in 2009 and began his coaching stint for the Cardinals in the fall of `09 as a volunteer assistant before being promoted to assistant coach in the fall of 2010. During the spring of 2011, Nevolo helped Ball State capture the Mid-American Conference title for the first time since 2005, which gave the Cardinals an automatic bid to the NCAA Tournament. As an undergraduate, Nevolo served as team manager and team stringer, where he maintained the rackets, assisted in practices and managed expenses for away matches. He also earned a master's degree in executive development for public service from Ball State in 2011.
Aside from coaching at Ball State, Nevolo was also a tennis teaching professional at The Bridgewater Club in Carmel, Ind., and the Muncie Family YMCA in Muncie, Ind. He and his wife, Diana, were married in July of 2013.