Pierre Tafelski
Pierre  Tafelski

Hometown:
Nantes, France

Position:
Assistant Coach

Alma Mater:
Mercer, 2012

11/02/2017

Patton Adds Pierre Tafelski to Staff

Tafelski comes from Longwood University where he was the head coach for two years.

Email: PierreTafelski@BoiseState.edu

BOISE STATE TENURE

Tafelski joined the Broncos as an assistant coach in October 2017 and brings four years of collegiate coaching experience with him. He came to Boise State from Longwood University (Farmville, Va.) where he was the head coach for two seasons.

OTHER COACHING EXPERIENCE

The native of Nantes, France, was named the 2017 Big South Conference Coach of the Year after leading Longwood to its best season in program history compiling a 14-6 overall record and a 4-3 mark in Big South play for a program-best fourth-place finish in the league standings.

During his two years at Longwood, Tafelski compiled a 21-21 overall record. His first recruiting class yielded Amadeo Blasco who was named 2017 Big South Freshman of the Year.

In addition to being named coach of the year, his accomplishments at Longwood include his student-athletes earning one Big South Freshman of the Year accolade and three All-Big South honors in singles and two in doubles. Academically his teams received two ITA All-Academic Team awards (2016 and 2017) for team cumulative GPA, while his players combined for eight ITA Scholar Athlete honors and two Academic All-Big South accolades.

Tafelski was twice voted the Longwood Coach of the Year in 2016 and 2017 by the Student-Athlete Advisory Committee at the year-end athletics banquet. That award is voted on by members of the Student Athlete Advisory Committee who represent every athletics program at Longwood.

Prior to Longwood, Tafelski was a graduate assistant coach at Hawaii Pacific for two years working with both the men’s and women’s teams. In 2013-14, his final season at HPU, he was named the ITA Division II National Assistant Coach of the Year for women’s tennis, as well as earning the same honor for the ITA West Region.

COLLEGIATE PLAYING CAREER

Tafelski's collegiate career began at Ouachita Baptist University in Arkansas before he moved up to the Division I ranks at Mercer University. At Ouachita Baptist, Tafelski led his squad to a No. 3 ranking in Division II, while earning a No. 40 national ranking and all-conference honors in singles play.

At Mercer, Tafelski stepped into the top spot of the singles lineup as a junior and was named first team All-Atlantic Sun as a senior in 2012. In addition, Tafelski served as a captain of the Bears in his time in Macon, Ga.

PERSONAL

A 2012 graduate of Mercer, Tafelski earned a bachelor's degree in business administration with a concentration in management. He went on to obtain his masters in business administration from Hawaii Pacific University in 2014.


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