The Arizona men’s tennis team has added Mateus Ceolin as an assistant coach, as announced by Head Coach Clancy Shields on Wednesday. Ceolin began working as a volunteer assistant coach with the program in the fall of 2022.
Through his time with the Wildcats he helped coach the team to a 14-0 home record, aided the team in its second-ever Sweet 16 appearance and its second consecutive regular-season Pac-12 Championship.
Ceolin joined the Wildcats from Cameron University where he worked as a graduate assistant coach for their men’s tennis progam from fall 2020 to spring 2022. He earned his master’s in psychology while working at Cameron. He was nominated for ITA Assistant Coach of the Year for the South Central Region at the conclusion of the 2022 season.
In Ceolin’s first season with the Aggies, the team advanced to the Elite Eight of the NCAA DII tournament, finished with an overall record of 17-13, was named an ITA All-Academic Team and had a doubles pair finish at No. 11 nationally. During his second and final season at Cameron the team appeared in the Sweet 16 of the NCAA DII tournament, was named an ITA All-Academic Team again and had one of their doubles pairs finish in first place of the South Central Region rankings.
Before stepping into coaching collegiate tennis, Ceolin graduated from Montana State University with a degree in physical education and a minor in coaching. He wasted no time pursuing his passion for coaching when offered an assistant coach position for the men’s tennis team at his alma mater under then-head coach Trey Morris.
Ceolin is married to his wife Emily, who he met while working at the Bozeman, Mont., YMCA summer camp. They share a dog named Marshall.