Carlos Casely

Men’s & Women’s Tennis Head Coach

Carlos Casely brings a name that has been globally recognized for more than 20 years in the tennis world to the position of Head Coach for the University of Fort Lauderdale Men & Women’s Tennis Program.

Coach Casely has spent the last 12 years as Director of his tennis academy, the Casely Tennis Academy, which runs 3 tennis facilities in Miramar, Pembroke Pines, and the City of Hollywood. Previously from 2003 to 2008, Coach Casely was successful at the Collegiate NCAA Division I level when for six years he led the Florida International University Golden Panthers Women’s Tennis Program, first as an Assistant and then as Head Coach, achieving unprecedented success during his tenure. Prior to his arrival, FIU’s best finish had been second in its conference, then starting in the second year after his arrival the team won 3 consecutive Sun Belt Conference Championships and made 5 NCAA Division I National Tournament appearances. His teams also won the Athletic Department’s team GPA award every year he was with the FIU program, which is an achievement he mentions with special pride.

Prior to his tenure at Florida International University Coach Casely spent several years as a Professional Coach on the ITF and USTA Junior and Professional Circuits guiding and developing world class tennis players. Over the years, players in Casely programs have received over 700 scholarships to colleges and universities.

For the past 20 years Coach Casely has been Director of the Casely International Championships, the world’s premier Global Platform for talented players to train, compete, and grow. A month-long competition comprised of 16 consecutive 2-day tournaments, the “Caselys” as they are known, attract more than 500 top players from every continent on the globe, with over 3,000 matches played in November and December of each year.

As a player, Carlos Casely was ranked among the Top 10 players in Florida in the Men’s Open Division and enjoyed success as a professional player. His playing experience, along with his academic preparation as a Sports Psychologist with his degree received at Florida International University in 2007, are assets that contribute to his success in player development and as a game day coach.

As a player, Carlos Casely was ranked among the Top 10 players in Florida in the Men’s Open Division and enjoyed success as a professional player. His playing experience, along with his academic preparation as a Sports Psychologist with his degree received at Florida International University in 2007, are assets that contribute to his success in player development and as a game day coach.

Coach Casely has earned the respect of players, parents, and coaches around the world which brings instant recognition to the UFTL Tennis Program and makes him an extremely strong recruiter of prospective student athletes, an important asset as he seeks to bring the University of Fort Lauderdale Soaring Eagles Tennis Program into national prominence.

Coach Casely recently commented regarding his position as UFTL Head Coach for Men & Women Tennis

“It is my belief that God has led me to be part of the global mission at the University of Fort Lauderdale. As a Christian, it is an unbelievable opportunity to be part of a university based on Christian values, since leading and guiding young men and women in their development and growth both on and of the tennis courts has been an extremely rewarding calling all my life. My motto ever since starting my professional career has been “changing, adapting, and improving”, which aligns perfectly with the objectives of the University of Fort Lauderdale, “a place where change happens”.