Rasheed Named CSI Head Men's and Women's Tennis Coach
STATEN ISLAND, N.Y. (Aug. 6, 2019) - The College of Staten Island Department of Athletics has tabbed Malcolm Rasheed as its new head men's and women's tennis coach. Rasheed joins the Dolphins immediately, coming off of a tremendous amateur and professional career, in which he cut his craft as a coach and instructor. A graduate of Northwest Missouri State University, Rasheed was a standout for the Bearcats' program for two years, foregoing his final season to turn professional on the ATP circuit. Traveling the world and building international relationships, Rasheed began coaching collegiately in the United States in 2015, before focusing on professional instruction. He will assume coaching duties side-by-side with his position as an Assistant Tennis Professional at the Richmond County Country Club in Staten Island. "I am excited to be here," Rasheed said. "I've only been on Staten Island for a short time, so everything is really new, but I am excited to be here with a program that has been moving in the right direction." As a collegiate player, Rasheed posted a 23-3 singles record in 2010 with NMSU, achieving a No. 39 national ranking. The following year, he had a 21-5 overall mark -- the push he needed to turn pro. Rasheed's term at CSI will begin immediately. The College conducts a women's season in the fall and a men's season in the spring with some crossover in-between.