Mike Lucas enters his seventh season as the Holy Cross men's tennis coach. He is also the women's coach. Lucas brings a wealth of enthusiasm and tennis coaching experience to the Holy Cross men's tennis team. Holy Cross fields a competitive Division I Patriot League team with players who keep academics as priority No. 1, but who also train hard and play with enthusiasm and intelligence. Lucas' second season as the men's coach brought the Crusaders their first winning season in more than 20 years with a 13-11 overall record. Prior to coming to Holy Cross, Lucas had been the varsity boy's tennis coach at Tantasqua Regional High School in Sturbridge, Mass., for 10 years. In that time he helped develop one of the top high school tennis programs in the state, capturing nine straight conference championships. Lucas has been a tennis teaching professional for over 15 years. He is also a certified member of the Professional Tennis Registry. Lucas is also the founder/director of the Tennis Camp at Holy Cross and the Tantasqua Tennis Camp in Sturbridge. 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 of Arts in Teaching from Boston College. In addition to his coaching duties, Lucas has served as a History teacher at Tantasqua Regional High School since 1992. Lucas and his wife Lydia reside in Brookfield, Mass. They have four sons; Alex, Patrick, Reilly and Michael; and one daughter Kelsie.