Rachel Manasse
Title: Head Men's and Women's Tennis Coach
Email: rmanasse@oxy.edu

LOS ANGELES — Former Claremont-Mudd-Scripps assistant women's tennis coach Rachel Manasse joined the Oxy coaching staff in 2017 as the head men's and women's tennis coach. She is entering her second season with the Tigers in 2018-19.

In her first year, Manasse led men's and women's teams to year-end ITA West Regional rankings of 16 and 18, respectively, and brought in the 20th-ranked recruiting class in the country on men's side.

"She comes from a championship program, she's played at the highest levels, she has small liberal arts recruiting experience and is a true teacher of the game," Oxy athletic director Jaime Hoffman said. 

During her time at Claremont-Mudd-Scripps, the Athenas went 75-9 overall, 31-1 in SCIAC play, won three SCIAC Championships and advanced deep into the NCAA tournament in all three seasons, including a pair of semifinals appearances and a third-place finish in 2014-15.

"I'm really excited to be at Oxy helping my players grow not just as athletes but as people and students," Manasse said. "Oxy has a terrific blend of elite academics and a strong history of athletic success."

Manasse also has an impressive record as a player. She was a top Southern California junior competitor out of Mira Costa HS before attending Long Beach St. on a full tennis scholarship where she was ranked nationally in both singles and doubles. She was also an All-Conference selection four times and a Dean's list student at Long Beach St. 

After graduating, Manasse became a Tennis Instructor for the Manhattan Country Club in 2012 before becoming a Marketing Director, as well as Tennis Coach, for RAMP Tennis Academy located at the USTA Player Development-West in Carson.

Manasse is an NSCA certified strength and conditioning specialist and has also been a strength coach at CMS. She is a competitive power lifter and still plays in a handful of open tennis tournaments each year. She has one WTA point after playing professionally for six months after college.