Kieran Burke is in his fourth season working with the Boston College women's tennis program, the first as the associate head coach.
During the 2013-14 season, Burke assisted in leading BC to a 14-10 overall record and a 6-8 ACC record. The 2014 Eagles also made it to the second round of the ACC Championship, defeating Pitt 4-0 along the way. Women's tennis finished with a No. 51 national ranking.
In 2012-13, Burke helped lead the Eagles to a 9-10 overall record and a 3-7 mark in the ACC as BC earned an ITA ranking as high as No. 45. The team defeated three ITA-ranked opponents on the year in No. 20 Florida State, No. 71 Brown, and No. 74 Harvard. Burke assisted with the development of All-ACC player Alex Kelleher and the doubles team of Kelleher and Jessica Wacnik who captured an ITA ranking as high as No. 72.
During the 2011-12 season, Burke worked as the volunteer assistant. In his first season with the Eagles, Burke helped BC to a 10-13 record, going 3-8 in the Atlantic Coast Conference, which tied for the most ACC wins in the program's history.
The Summit, N.J., native also works as a private tennis coach, training nationally-ranked junior players on a daily basis. Before taking on clients, Burke was the director of the Elite Training Program at Harvard's Tennis Academy in the summer.
Burke attended Harvard University and was a member of the Crimson men's varsity tennis team. Prior to that, he attended Delbarton School in Morristown, N.J. where he was ranked 75th nationally and third in the Eastern section. Burke deferred college acceptance for one year to train full time, travel and compete as an amateur in the ATP professional circuit.
Burke currently resides in Belmont, Mass.
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