Head Coach: Peter Nestel (6th Year)
Three-time Purchase College Coach of the Year Peter Nestel returns for his sixth season. Nestel has been Purchase's winningest coach the last five years, leading the women's swim team to the 2008-09 Skyline Conference Championship crown. He has also guided the men's and women's tennis programs to a series of postseason berths over that stretch, including another playoff run in 2010.
Nestel holds a Bachelor of Science Degree in Economics with a minor in Applied Engineering and Business from SUNY Stony Brook. He is a PTR Certified Tennis Instructor and Tennis Professional, Certified Level I Coach for Triathlon, certified springboard diving coach and swimming coach.
Nestel joined Purchase following a stint at Lawrence University in Wisconsin where he was the head men’s and women’s tennis coach. He coached the women’s team to the Midwest Conference Team championships for the first time in 17 years.
Assistant Coach: Mike Goodman (1st Year)
Mike Goodman brings 20 years of teaching, coaching and playing experience to Purchase. The new men’s tennis assistant joins Peter Nestel in the coaching ranks after spending the last several years working with top rated players at both Grand Slam Tennis Club and Sutton East Tennis Club in New York City. Goodman, a member of the USPTA AND USRSA for the last nine years, has also been the assistant coach of the varsity tennis team at the Hewitt School prior to join Purchase’s staff.
As a player, Goodman was Top 40 ranked in the Eastern Tennis Association for boys 16s and 18s. He was the No. 1 regional player in Westchester County for boy’s 14s. In high school, he was also the captain and No. 1 singles player as a junior and senior at Rye Country Day School.
Following high school, Goodman played overseas in Belgium, Austria and Denmark on the Gold Medal Team for Tennis Europe.
He holds a Bachelors Degree in Public Communications from American University, and a Masters Degree in Physical Education from Teachers College, Columbia University.
Goodman is currently working on a Master's in Health Education at Lehman College.