For the second time in three years, William Floyd High School girls and boys tennis coach Dave Pia has been named the Suffolk County Tennis Coach of the Year by the United States Tennis Association (USTA) Eastern Section Long Island Region. He is the only Suffolk County tennis coach to win the award twice since its inception in 2001.
In what was the most successful year in school history for the tennis program, Coach Pia led the girls team to a 19-1 overall record and their first Suffolk County Championship with a win over the favored Half Hollow Hills East team. He followed that up with a successful boys season where they finished in second place with an 11-5 record. Coach Pia was also named Newsday Girls Long Island Tennis Coach of the Year for 2014.
“It’s a great honor to win the USTA Coaches Award, but it would not be possible without the hard work, dedication and commitment of all the boys and girls in the William Floyd Tennis Program,” said Coach Pia. “It’s really their award.”