CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. – Virginia director of tennis Andres Pedroso announced today (June 1) that Brian Rasmussen has been named the assistant coach of the men’s tennis team.
“I am beyond excited to bring back and promote Brian Rasmussen to our assistant coaching role,” Pedroso said. “Both on the front lines and behind the scenes, Brian has played a pivotal role in building our culture, developing our players on and off the court and making sure our team continues to enhance our strong connection with the Charlottesville community. On a daily basis, Brian is going to challenge our program to evolve, adapt and innovate our approach to the overall development of our student-athletes. He is a rising star within collegiate tennis and someone who represents the values and integrity of the University of Virginia.”
Rasmussen first came to the Cavaliers as a volunteer assistant coach in 2019, working alongside Pedroso and associate head coach Scott Brown. In those three seasons, he helped Virginia win the 2021 ACC Championship before taking a position as the senior high-performance coach at the Boars Head Sports Club. He returned to help mentor the men’s squad during the 2022 NCAA title run.
At the Boar’s Head, Rasmussen coached and mentored up-and-coming tennis players at the national level and also directed their 10- and-Under Tennis program.
Prior to coming to Charlottesville, Rasmussen spent four seasons as an assistant coach at Valdosta State, helping to lead the men’s tennis team to regular-season and conference tournament titles as well as earning a top-five DII national ranking every year he was there. Under his guidance, eight Blazers earned First Team All-American accolades, and three were named GSC Conference Player of the Year.
In 2015, he spent 18 months on Matija Pecotic’s ATP team which saw the former Princeton All-American rise from 846 to 201 in the world rankings.
He and his wife, Becca, have two children, Madison (3) and Emmet (2).
Rasmussen takes the position vacated by Brown who accepted the head coaching position at Vanderbilt last month.