Jim Madrigal is in his 18th season as the Bruins' head men's tennis coach.
A native of Cincinnati, Madrigal has dramatically changed the fortunes of the men's tennis program at Belmont.
During the past 12 years, Belmont has won two conference titles and has reached the conference finals three times, including two of the last three seasons.. Not only has the team's record improved since Madrigal took the coaching reins, but the quality of players he has brought in has done the same. During the same time period, 12 different BU players have earned All-Conference honors, including Mauricio Antun and Marko Lovrinovic last season.
Belmont tennis players have also been honored both nationally and internationally. Marcos Cabrera was named an Academic All-American twice in 2002 and 2003. The team has also been named an ITA All-Academic Team for the 10 of the last 11 years and had 21 players named ITA Scholar-Athletes. In 2004, former Belmont player Augusto Ricciardi, a 2003 graduate, played Davis Cup for his home country of Uruguay, becoming the first BU player to play in that prestigious international event.
"Jim has done an outstanding job in developing our men's tennis program," said Mike Strickland, Belmont's Director of Athletics. "His success in recent years validates all of his hard work and I expect more success in the future."
In addition to his coaching duties at Belmont, Madrigal has been a professional at several clubs in the Middle Tennessee area and presently works at Wildwood Swim and Tennis Club in Brentwood.
Jim resides in Brentwood, Tennessee. He has two sons: Payton and Davis.