Oct. 3, 2007
LOS ANGELES - Brad Sceney will serve as head coach of the Loyola Marymount men's tennis program, Director of Athletics Dr. William Husak announced today. Sceney comes to the bluff after serving as the Director of Tennis at The Paseo Club in Valencia, Calif., and enjoying an impressive collegiate career at Pepperdine from 1995-98.
"We are excited to add Brad to our LMU family," Husak said. "Brad has championship experience, both collegiately in the West Coast Conference, and professionally on the ATP Tour. We look forward to watching his leadership in action as he begins his work with our program."
An All-American while at Pepperdine, Sceney helped the Waves to a top-10 ranking each of his four seasons in Malibu. His mark of 85 career singles victories is still the Pepperdine record today. In 1996, Sceney won the All-American Doubles Championship.
Following his collegiate career, Sceney spent time in the professional tennis ranks, earning rankings in the top-600 in singles and top-300 in doubles after just one year on the ATP Tour.
"I am excited to return to the collegiate athletics world," Sceney said. "LMU is a fantastic place to work and play, with a beautiful campus and great facilities that provide the basis for a top tennis program. I look forward to working toward that end with the team and staff."
Sceney, a native of Australia, won the 1992 Australian Open Junior Doubles Championship. He was the second-ranked junior in Australia from 1986-1992 and was a member of the country's junior national team.
For the last nine years, Sceney has worked with Topseed Tennis Academy, a corporation that owns and operates three tennis clubs and one sports club in Southern California. Hired as a tennis instructor in 1999, Sceney advanced to the title of Director of Tennis at one of the company's sites, The Paseo Club in Valencia, Calif. There, he manages a staff of 10 tennis professionals and coordinates the tennis program for approximately 3,500 members.
Sceney and his wife, Katy, currently reside in Valencia. Also a WCC tennis alumnus, Katy played for the Portland Pilots from 1998-2001. The two are the proud parents of daughter Elle (2) and are expecting their second child in March.
Sceney, third-year Assistant Coach Renouk Wijemanne, and the Lions open the 2007 fall season this weekend at the UC Irvine Invitational.