Matt Nakagawa, a 2006 graduate of the Coast Guard Academy, earned a Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering. He played tennis all four years and was a part of the Bears #1 doubles team all four years and finished his collegiate tennis career as the #1 singles player and team captain his junior and senior year.
His five years of active duty were spent in California, stationed on the 378’ CGC HAMILTON out of San Diego (2006-2008), and as a Port Engineer in Alameda (2008-2011) where he provided drydock and dockside support to all the Buoy Tenders in the pacific area.
Matt Nakagawa assumed the head coaching position at the end of the 2015 spring season and will be serving under current Director of Tennis CDR Mike Turdo during the fall season. Coach Nakagawa is a Professional Tennis Registry certified instructor for performance level players.
Coach Nakagawa is originally from Hawaii, and currently resides in East Lyme, CT with his wife LT Beth Nakagawa.