“We feel extremely fortunate to have John join our coaching staff and help move our tennis programs in the right direction,” remarked Travis. “His tennis accomplishments as a player, both internationally and in the United States, coupled with his experience coaching both men and women at the collegiate level make him a natural fit. Being honored on the Dean’s List at Barton College is a virtue we value as it exemplifies the true spirit of being a collegiate ‘student-athlete.’ It is an exciting time to be a Blue Hen and we believe John will enhance the experience for our players and teams to grow.”
Marte graduated from Barton College, where he is the winningest player in school history with 189 combined singles and doubles victories. During his time with the Bulldogs, Marte ranked as high as #23 in NCAA Division II while being named the Team MVP for three seasons. Additionally, Marte was named First Team All-Carolina Virginia Athletic Conference for three years and was the team captain as a senior, when the team reached a ranking as high as #18 amongst all NCAA DII schools.
Following graduation, Marte spent time as an assistant coach at Barton (2004-06) before leading the Bulldogs for one year as the interim head coach (2006-07).
Marte also gained insurmountable tennis experience as he played numerous years on the ATP Challenger and Futures Tour. He spent his youth in Santo Domingo Dominican Republic, where he was the top-ranked player in the country for ages 16 and 18.
He earned a Bachelors of Science in Business Administration from Barton and most recently a Masters of Business Administration from Wilmington University. In addition to coaching, he works for Hawthorn, PNC Family Wealth as an Ultra High Net Worth Associate Relationship Manager.
Marte resides in Middletown, Del. with his wife and three children.