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Kieran Burke enters his fourth season at Boston College. Over the past four years, he and head coach Nigel Bentley have joined together to raise the Eagle's tennis program to a new level.
Burke has advanced through the Boston College Women's tennis program. He began in the 2011-2012 season as the volunteer assistant coach then transitioned to the full time assistant coach for the 2012-2013 and 2013-2014 seasons for the Eagles. Following this he was promoted to the position of Associate Head Coach beginning in the 2014-2015 season.
During Burke's time at Boston College both the overall and conference winning percentages has consistently increased. The Eagles have been an ITA-All Academic Team the past three years. His commitment to the recruiting resulted in the #10 class nationally in 2013 according to the Tennis Recruiting Network. Prior to Burke joining the program the Eagles had one All-ACC player; thus far Burke has helped progress three players to reach this honor. His overall career record is 32-33 and 12-24 in the conference.
In the 2013-2014 season, Burke assisted in leading the Eagle's to a 14-10 overall record and a 6-8 ACC record, the most successful season that Boston College has had since joining the ACC. The 2014 Eagles won a round at the ACC tournament for the first time in school history as well as posting a record number of conference wins. The Women's team finished with the highest national ranking in program history at #48.
The 2012-2013 season yielded a 9-10 overall record for the Eagles with a 3-7 result in the ACC with Burke as the assistant. Boston College reached a peak national ranking of 45 with the major upset of No. 20 Florida State. Burke assisted in the training that led to the All-ACC honor of Alex Kelleher and the doubles team of Kelleher and Jessica Wacnik.
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 conference, which tied for the most ACC wins in the program's history.
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 Boston, Mass
THE BURKE FILE Hometown: Summit, N.J. Education: Harvard University '08; Delbarton School `04 COACHING CAREER 2014-pres. - Boston College Associate Head Coach 2012-2014 - Boston College Assistant Coach 2011-2012 - Boston College Volunteer Assistant Coach PLAYING CAREER 2005-2008 - Harvard University 2000-2004 - Delbarton School