Mike Lucas is in his 15th season as the head coach of the Holy Cross women's tennis program in 2018-2019. He coached the Crusaders for 10 seasons from 1999-2009 and returned to the helm beginning in 2014-2015. Lucas also served as the head coach of the Holy Cross men’s tennis program from 2003-2009.
In 2016, Lucas coached the Crusaders to their first Patriot League Tournament victory in program history with a 4-2 win over Lafayette in the first round.
As head coach of the women’s tennis team, Lucas led the Crusaders to a winning record seven times in his 11 years at the helm. In 2009, Kristen Meahl became the third Crusader ever to earn All-Patriot League accolades, being selected to the second team. Lucas’ best season came in 2002-2003, when he piloted Holy Cross to a program-best 18-2 overall record and the school’s first-ever New England Championship.
Lucas is currently the principal at Tantasqua Regional High School in Sturbridge, Mass., a position which he will continue to hold in addition to his coaching duties. Prior to his 10-year stint with Holy Cross, Lucas had been the varsity boys’ tennis coach at Tantasqua for 10 seasons. In that time he helped develop one of the top high school tennis programs in the state, capturing nine straight conference championships. Lucas is also a certified member of the Professional Tennis Registry.
Lucas is a 1990 graduate of Fordham University where he was a four-year varsity letterwinner in both tennis and squash under coach Bob Hawthorn, serving as a captain his senior year. In 1993, he earned a master’s degree in teaching from Boston College.
|MIKE LUCAS' COLLEGIATE HEAD COACHING RECORD|
|Career Totals||13 Seasons||117-112||.511|