Christo Schultz is in his second season as head coach of the men's tennis team after four years as an assistant to both the men's and women's squads.
In his first year as head coach, Schultz helped the Judges to a fifth-place finish in the UAA and a final national ranking of 21st in Division III. The Judges placed first-year Tommy Harrison '26 on the All-UAA first team at #2 singles, while Harrison and Dylan Walters '24 earned second-team All-Association honors at #1 doubles.
As Assistant Coach to the men's and women's tennis teams for four years, he helped the Judges to some of the best finishes in program history, with the men finishing the 2021 season ranked 8th in Division III and the women 9th after making their first-ever NCAA tournament appearance in 2019. During the 2022 season, Schultz was promoted to Associate Head Coach of both squads before becoming head coach of the men's team in July of 2022.
In 2021, he helped the men reach their second-ever NCAA tournament, seeing them earn their first-ever postseason win and reach their first tournament quarterfinals. In addition, Anupreeth Coramutla '21 was named a singles All-American and Jeff Chen '22 and Adam Tzeng '22 were named doubles All-Americans after reach the NCAA doubles tournament finals.
Previously, Schultz coached at Tufts University, where he was Assistant Coach to the men’s tennis team for three-plus seasons. In his time at Tufts, the men’s program rose in the national rankings each year with the program finishing the 2017-18 campaign ranked inside the top 20.
For the past year, Schultz has also worked as the high-performance manager at the New England Academy of Tennis, where he's developed and coached top male and female juniors in New England. He will bring both technical tennis expertise and a strong passion for the game to the men's and women's programs at Brandeis.
Schultz has played tennis professionally across the globe and has served as a hitting partner for various top 100 ATP professionals. He is a graduate of Harvard University, where he competed on the men's varsity tennis program and was awarded First Team, All-Ivy League at the No. 1 doubles position and reached a national ranking of No. 14 in the country. In the juniors, Schultz reached a high ranking of No. 1 in New England and No. 16 in the country.
Throughout his 13 years playing and coaching tennis, Schultz has also coached at a multitude of clubs and tennis academies nationally and internationally. In addition, he is the commissioner and COO for the Boston Tennis Tour, a semi-professional tennis league promoting high-level tennis across the Boston region.