Neil Tarangioli is in his 37th year as Head Coach for the men's tennis team in the 2017-18 academic year.
Coach Tarangioli joined the Concordia coaching staff in 1978 after a successful tennis and squash career at Fordham University. He played varsity for both sports all 4 years. He was voted MVP for Tennis in 1973 and in 1977 and MVP for Squash in 1977. He served as captain of both teams in his senior year. He received his B.A. in History.
Neil was the assistant coach for two years and then became the head coach of the Men's Team in 1980. While at the helm of the Clippers' program, Coach Neil has won over 500 matches. He has led the team to 19 appearances in the NCAA National Championship. The Clippers have been ranked #1 in the East Region for the past 10 years.
On the local level the Clippers have dominated conference play. While members of the New York Collegiate Athletic Conference/ East Coast Conference, Concordia won 19 of 21 Championships. As members of the Central Atlantic Collegiate Conference Concordia has captured six straight CACC Championships in 2010, 2011, 2012, and 2013. Coach T. has been selected “Coach of the Year” in the NYCAC/ECC/CACC a combined 17 times. He has also been honored by the ITA as the Division II Eastern Region Coach of the Year in 2005, 2007, 2008, 2012, 2013, and 2015.
Coach Tarangioli has been a 20+ year member of the UPTA and was selected Member of the Year in 1996. In 2012 the USPTA honored him with the “College Coach of the Year “ award for the Eastern region. He has served on the ITA Ranking Committee for 6 terms while serving as Chairman four times. He served 4 terms on the ITA Awards Committee and numerous Tournament committees. He has served on the NCAA National Championship Selection Committee for 2 terms. As Coach Tarangioli says of his volunteerism, he learned from his Jesuit days at Fordham Prep and Fordham University the importance of "service to others!"
Coach Neil recently celebrated his 28th Wedding Anniversary. His wife Doretta is a RN and Supervisor for the Intensive Care Recovery Room at the Montefiore Medical Center. Their oldest son graduated Boston College and works in Manhattan. One daughter is enrolled at Iona College and the youngest daughter is enrolled at Villanova University.