Now in his fifth season as head coach of the Tufts University men's tennis team, Karl Gregor directs a Jumbo program whose profile is on the rise.
This past fall, sophomore Boris Sorkin won the Intercollegiate Tennis Association (ITA) Cup singles national championship. Sorkin was recruited to Tufts from Saint Petersburg, Russia by Coach Gregor. With a full roster of his recruits now in uniform, Coach Gregor and the Jumbos are aiming to continue progressing in the ultra-competitive New England Small College Athletic Conference (NESCAC).
Gregor was promoted to interim head coach of Tufts University Men's Tennis in 2014-15, then was named head coach of the Jumbos following a competitive national search in August 2015. He had been an assistant coach at Tufts since 2011 and received the ITA Northeast Assistant Coach of the Year Award in 2013.
As the interim coach in 2014-15, he was at the helm of a Jumbo team that earned its highest seed ever in the NESCAC Championship (fourth). The 2014-15 Jumbos under Coach Gregor finished with a #20 national ranking by the ITA. Tufts then earned the fifth seed in the conference tournament for 2016 and moved up to the #13 national ranking. In the past two years as Coach Gregor has rebuilt the roster, Tufts has remained in the national top 25 with a #17 final ranking in 2017 and #22 in 2018.
A 1997 graduate of the Air Force Academy, Gregor was captain of the men’s tennis team and played #1 singles at Air Force. After graduation, he served in the Air Force for four years. He also played one year on the ATP Pro Tennis Circuit in 2002.
Gregor earned his Master’s Degree in Finance at Bentley College in 2002. Prior to coming to Tufts, his collegiate tennis coaching experience included stints at the Air Force Academy, Boston University and Harvard.