March 4, 2002


Rhode Island College Names John Martellino
Interim Menís Tennis Coach


Providence, RIóJohn Martellino has been hired as the interim head menís tennis coach at Rhode Island College. He replaces Dick Ernst who stepped down last week after 12 years at the helm.

Martellino comes to RIC after being an assistant menís tennis coach at Wheaton College last spring, helping guide the team to a second place finish at the NEWMAC Tournament

He served as head girlsí tennis coach at Rogers High School from 1992-94. He led the Vikings to two state championships and a division championship during his tenure. The United States Professional Tennis Association named him New England Coach of the Year in 1994. Martellino spent 1999 as the head boysí varsity tennis coach at Middletown High School.

Martellino has been involved with teaching and coaching tennis for over 25 years and has earned the teaching rating of Professional 1, the highest rating given by the USPTA.

He earned a bachelorís degree in English from Roger Williams University in 1972. In addition to his coaching duties, Martellino is the head pro at Nonquitt in South Dartmouth, Massachusetts.

He resides in Middletown, Rhode Island with his wife Jane and their two children: David (16) and Laura (14).

The Anchormen begin their season on Friday Mar. 22 when they travel to the University of Rhode Island to take on the Rams.




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