Jeff Nevolo begins his first season as the assistant coach for the Air Force men's tennis program in 2012-13. Nevolo, who spent last season as an assistant coach with the University of Alabama men's tennis program, is a 2009 graduate of Ball State University.
Nevolo helped Alabama to a 10-15 record last season and Crimson Tide players Jarryd Botha and Ricky Doverspike advance to the round of 16 at the 2012 NCAA Doubles Championships. Prior to his coaching experience at Alabama, Nevolo was an assistant coach at his alma mater for two seasons.
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.