Hometown: Bettendorf, Iowa
Alma Mater: Kalamazoo College
David DeSimone was officially announced as Concordia University's head men's and women's tennis coach on Feb. 18, 2019. He also serves in an athletic fund development role.
DeSimone jumped into the fire during the 2019 season and helped lead the Bulldog women to a 15-6 overall mark (program record for wins in a season) and a GPAC tournament runner up finish. As a result, DeSimone earned GPAC Women's Tennis Coach of the Year honors. Meanwhile, the men's team went 10-10 overall and reached the conference postseason semifinals. A total of 13 Bulldogs collected some form of All-GPAC recognition in 2019 and the men's team shared the national lead for number of NAIA Scholar-Athletes. Before the 2020 season was shut down, Concordia had posted records of 6-3 on the women's side and 6-4 on the men's side.
Since finishing his undergrad at Kalamazoo College (Mich.) in 2015, DeSimone has held several tennis coaching positions. He has served as an assistant coach at NCAA Division III Augustana College (Ill.) and worked as a Junior Development Pathway Director at Quad City Tennis Club. As a student-athlete, DeSimone also served as an assistant at the USTA Boys’ 18 and 16 National Championships in Kalamazoo. During his season with Augustana, DeSimone helped tutor a pair of all-conference players while collaborating on bringing in a highly rated class of recruits.
From June 2018 up until assuming his current position at Concordia, DeSimone worked to build up the Huskers Athletic Fund, whose membership had increased by over 900 members since August 2018. DeSimone’s tasks within athletic fund development had been varied to include managing seat and hospitality areas at sporting events and strategic communications with donors and potential donors.
DeSimone successfully balanced his commitments as a student-athlete at Kalamazoo. He played throughout the lineup during his career while garnering numerous honors, including recognition as a two-time team MVP, four-time ITA Scholar-Athlete, two-time first team all-conference member and as a team captain his senior season. DeSimone also collected many academic honors such as the Hornet Award for exceptional athletic performance, academic performance and leadership.
A native of Bettendorf, Iowa, David is married to Maddy, who works as an elementary teacher in Seward. They have a son Luca.
Hometown: Pretoria, South Africa
Alma Mater: Concordia University, Nebraska
Thomas Greeff concluded his first season as a graduate assistant tennis coach at Concordia University, Nebraska in 2019-20. He transitioned to a coaching role following a four-year playing career for the Bulldogs.
A native of Pretoria, South Africa, Greeff played a key role during each of his four seasons as a student-athlete at Concordia. During his career, Greeff won a combined 35 singles and 25 doubles matches while serving as a starter each season. Greeff garnered all-conference accolades multiple times.
Greeff is currently pursuing an MBA as a graduate student at Concordia.