Sean Maymi is in his eighth season with the U-M men's tennis program in 2016-17. Maymi previously spent five seasons with the Wolverine men's tennis program from 2006-2011, serving as assistant coach (2006-08) before being promoted to associate head coach (2008-2011). He rejoined the staff in 2014.
Maymi helped Michigan to a turnaround season in 2016, as U-M increased its win total from seven to 21 with essentially the same team. The Wolverines went 14-0 at the Varsity Tennis Center, marking the first undefeated season in school history at the VTC. U-M finished tied for the third in the Big Ten with an 8-3 record and made a run to the semifinals of the Big Ten Tournament. In its return to the NCAA Tournament, the Wolverines knocked off East Tennessee State in the first round before falling in a tight 4-2 match to No. 6 Wake Forest. Michigan, which began the season unranked, finished at No. 25 in the final ITA rankings.
Maymi spent three years teaching and training some of the best junior and professional tennis players in the world. Prior to returning to Ann Arbor, Maymi spent six months training players at the Junior Tennis Champions Center (J.T.C.C.) in College Park, Maryland, a world-class training center for young tennis players, and three years (2012-14) at Todd Martin Tennis (T.M.T.) in Ponte Verdra, Florida, working in a similar capacity for former ATP World Tour player Todd Martin.
During his first stint in Ann Arbor, Maymi played an instrumental role in transforming the Wolverine program into a national contender. Michigan compiled an overall record of 81-51 (35-15 Big Ten Conference) during Maymi's tenure, advancing past the first round of the NCAA Championship four of five seasons and achieving a final national ranking as high as No. 16. Maymi help U-M soar to new heights in 2008, as the Maize and Blue reached the NCAA Sweet 16 for the first time since 1988.
In recognition of his tremendous efforts during the 2007-08 season, the ITA named Maymi its Midwest Regional Coach of the Year. He became the first Michigan assistant coach to claim the honor since the award's inception in 1997.
Prior to his appointment at Michigan, Maymi served as an assistant coach at Fresno State University during the 2005-06 season. That year, the Bulldogs finished with a 15-7 mark after advancing to the title match at the Western Athletic Conference (WAC) Championship. During his time at Fresno State, Maymi coached the WAC Player of the Year in addition to four other all-conference performers.
Taking the assistant post at U-M represented a return to the Big Ten for Maymi, who spent the 2005 dual-match season as a volunteer assistant coach at Northwestern University. That year, the Wildcats advanced to the NCAA Championship for the first time since 2002.
Maymi arrived at Northwestern from the Racquet Club of Lake Bluff, Illinois, where he worked as a teaching professional while providing personal and group coaching to top-ranked junior players in 2004-05. He was an assistant coach for the men's and women's tennis teams at Claremont-Mudd-Scripps Colleges (Claremont, California) in 2004 after serving as a member of the Player Services team at the ATP International Headquarters (Ponte Vedra Beach, Florida) in 2003.
Maymi worked with ATP professional Michael Russell in 2002-03, acting as a coach, hitting partner and strength and conditioning leader.
Maymi was a four-year varsity letterwinner at the University of North Florida from 1997-2001. A two-time team captain, Maymi compiled a career dual-match singles record of 54-35 while leading the Ospreys to NCAA Division II Championship appearances in 1999 and 2001. After his eligibility expired, Maymi served as an assistant coach for the North Florida men's and women's teams in 2001-02.
A native of Yorktown, Virginia, Maymi graduated with a bachelor's degree in communications/advertising with a minor in sociology from North Florida in 2003.
He and his wife Samantha have three daughters.
THE SEAN MAYMI FILE
Born: July 31, 1978
Hometown: Yorktown, Virginia
High School: York
College: University of North Florida, 2003
Bachelor's Degree: Communications/Advertising (sociology minor)
Collegiate Coaching Experience: University of Michigan (Associate Head Men's Coach), 2008-11, 2014-present,University of Michigan (Assistant Men's Coach), 2006-2008. Fresno State University (Assistant Men's Coach), 2005-06. Northwestern University (Volunteer Assistant Men's Coach), 2005. Claremont-Mudd-Scripps Colleges (Assistant Men's and Women's Coach), 2004. University of North Florida (Assistant Men's and Women's Coach), 2001-02.
Collegiate Playing Experience: University of North Florida, 1997-2001.
Collegiate Coaching Highlights
ITA Midwest Regional Assistant Coach of the Year (2008)
Collegiate Playing Highlights
Two-time team captain
Led North Florida to two NCAA Division II Championship appearances (1999, 2001)