Aidan Carrazedo was named the BYU men’s tennis assistant coach in 2017, after four successful seasons as a Cougar.
In Carrazedo’s two seasons as an assistant coach, he has helped guide the Cougars to a 35-13 overall record. BYU has also compiled a 13-5 WCC record and has had second and third place finishes in the conference.
In his first season, Carrazedo helped the Cougars reach a season-high ranking of No. 38 and the team ended its 2017-18 season sitting at No. 68. He helped coach two players that received postseason All-WCC honors (Sean Hill and Jeffrey Hsu) as well as aiding the Cougars in bringing in three WCC Player of the Week citations. Carrazedo helped coach Hill in the finals of the ITA Mountain Regionals Tournament, where Hill became the first Cougar to win Regionals. At the end of the season, two athletes (John Pearce and Matthew Pearce) were honored on the WCC All-Academic Team.
Heading into the 2018-19 season with the 15th best mid-major recruiting class, Carrazedo helped BYU improve from the previous year’s accolades. The Cougars reached No. 22 in the national polls, the highest rank the program has seen in 34 years, and they ended the season at No. 46. Carrazedo coached Hill and Hsu as a doubles duo at the ITA All-American tournament, where the duo made it to the Round of 16 and upset the No. 7 doubles team in the nation, which boosted the pair to a No. 19 ranking in the nation. At the conclusion of the season, BYU had two doubles duos and one singles player representing the Cougars in the national polls. Hill and Hsu landed at No. 55 and Sam Tullis and Ben Gajardo made their debut at No. 84. Hill came in at No. 101 at the end of the year and had a season-high ranking of No. 90 in the nation.
During the regular season, BYU claimed 22 doubles points and lost only once, to No. 1 Wake Forest. Carrazedo helped develop four All-WCC honorees and helped student-athletes earn WCC weekly honors seven times during the 2018-19 campaign. Two Cougars were named to the WCC All-Academic Team at the conclusion of the season (M. Pearce and Tullis) and the team was named the BYU men’s team with the highest GPA at the annual Y awards.
The Johannesburg, South Africa, native played for BYU from 2013 to 2017 before joining the coaching staff. He graduated with a bachelor’s degree in economics and earned a 2016 WCC Bronze Honor Roll award and picked up All-WCC Second Team Doubles honors in 2017.