Rick Edelmann
Rick Edelmann
Title: Head Tennis Coach
Phone: 781-891-2761
Email: redelmann@bentley.edu

The 2019-20 season will be Rick Edelmann's 7th as Bentley University's head men's and women's tennis coach.

Edelmann led the men's team to the 2019 NCAA Tournament, the program's first appearance since 2012. He guided the women's team to the 2014 NE10 Playoffs in his first season, and again in 2016-17. The women's team set a new program, single season record for wins with 15 in 2016-17 under his leadership, and equalled that number again in 2017-18.

The men's team has reached the NE10 Semifinals in each of his first six seasons, and he has led them to an overall record of 78-51 and 35-19 in NE10 matches since taking over. 

Edelmann has coached numerous All-Conference selections from both teams during his time at Bentley, and both of his squads excel academically and are regularly among the most well represented on the ITA Scholar-Athlete teams.

Edelmann was announced as the head men’s and women’s tennis coach at Bentley on December 17, 2013 with a resume that includes over 20 years of experience as an NCAA tennis coach. He came to Waltham after five-plus seasons as the head men's tennis coach at Boston University.

His tenure at Division I Boston University included being named the 2010-11 America East Coach of the Year. That season he led the Terriers to a four-win turnaround from the previous season and an appearance in the America East Tournament semifinals. Edelmann led BU to the America East semis in three of his five full seasons and a fourth-place finish in the 2009-10 campaign.

Prior to coaching at BU, Edelmann was the head coach of the men’s team at Amherst College for three seasons (2004-07), and the head coach of the men’s and women’s teams at Northeast-10 rival Merrimack College for 11 seasons (1989-2000). At Amherst, he led the Lord Jeffs to three straight appearances in the round of 16 of the NCAA Division III Tournament, while two of his players earned All-America honors. He was named the 2007 NESCAC Coach of the Year.

His tenure at Merrimack saw him earn Northeast-10 Coach of the Year honors with the men’s team in 1992 and 1999 and with the women’s team in 1995.

Edelmann’s career in intercollegiate athletics has also seen him serve as the Director of Tennis at Florida Tech from January 2003 until July 2004, and at Merrimack from July 2000 until January 2003. He also served as an Assistant Director of Athletics at Merrimack during that time.

Edelmann has also been a member of various tennis committees throughout his career. Among them, the Intercollegiate Tennis Association’s Division III Rankings Committee from 2006-2008, the NCAA Division II National Selection Committee from 1998-2003 and the NCAA Division I Northeast Regional Rankings Committee.

A 1987 graduate of Saint Michael’s College, Edelmann played all four years for the Purple Knights and was their captain and team MVP as a senior. He earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration from Saint Michael’s.

 

Edelman’s Year-By-Year Records at Bentley

 
 

Men’s Team Records

Women’s Team Records

 

Year

Overall Record

Winning %

NE-10 Record

Overall Record

Winning %

NE10Record

2013-14

7-8

.466

4-2*

4-11

.267

3-5*

2014-15

13-8

.619

7-3*

7-15

.318

6-6

2015-16

16-7

.696

7-4*

11-12

.478

6-6

2016-17

12-9

.581

5-4*

15-9

.625

8-4*

2017-18

15-10

.600

5-4*

15-7

.682

7-5

2018-19

15-9

.625

7-2*

5-14

.263

1-10

Career

78-51

.604

35-19

57-68

.456

31-36

* Denotes Northeast-10 Playoff appearance