Brad Pearce is now in his twelfth year as head coach for men’s tennis at Brigham Young University. Born and raised in Provo, Utah, and later referred to by tennis icon Bud Collins as the “Provo Powerhouse” and “Stormin’ Mormon,” he graduated from Timpview High School in 1984. That same year, he reached the number one ranking in the United States as a junior tennis player and number five in the world. After high school, he attended UCLA, where he was a two-time all-American before turning pro after his sophomore year.
As a professional he had ten career titles and wins over many legends of the sport, including a quarterfinal appearance on Centre Court at Wimbledon—making him one of thirty-seven Americans to reach the final eight at Wimbledon since the Open era of tennis. He has been inducted into the Utah Tennis Hall of Fame, Utah Sports Hall of Fame, and ITA Collegiate Tennis Hall of Fame. He was voted MWC Coach of the Year, ITA Mountain Region Coach of the Year twice, was the recipient of the USTA’s National Campus and Community Outreach award, and was recognized as the Professional Tennis Registry’s Jim Verdieck National Collegiate Coach of the Year.
Despite his achievements through the years as a player and coach, his greatest satisfaction has come from teaming with his wife, Cindi, in raising their six children.