Coaching Staff

Head Coach - Brandon Lupian

Brandon Lupian begins his seventh year as Head Coach of the San Diego City College men's tennis program. He is now the third longest tenured head coach in the history of the tennis program behind Otis Morgan and Bob Bacon.

Lupian, a product of the community college system, competed at Southwestern College where he was a two-time All-PCC selection. Brandon then moved on to play at U.S. International University while earning his B.A. in Sociology in 2003. Lupian also holds his Master's degree in Coaching and Athletics Administration from Concordia University in Irvine, Calif.

Prior to working at SDCC, Lupian served as the Men's Assistant Head Coach at Southwestern College from 2003-2006. During the same time, Lupian was the Head Boy's and Girl's Tennis Coach at Otay Ranch High School where the Boys won the South Bay League in 2004, 2005 and 2006. His Girl's team won the South Bay League championship in 2005.

Coach Lupian also served the 2009-10 season as an assistant coach for the SDCC women's basketball team and then became head coach for the 2011-12 season. Lupian's SDCC tennis teams have finished ranked #21 (2009), #19 (2001), and #20 (2012) in California by the Intercollegiate Tennis Association (ITA). In the previous six seasons, Lupian has had an individual or a doubles team qualify for the Southern California Regional Playoffs.

Lupian has roots to City College through his father, Lazaro (Larry) Lupian, who competed in tennis at SDCC under Coach Bob Bacon during the "glory days" of SDCC Athletics. Lupian's uncle Joe Lupian played football for the Knights. Lupian has a son, Joaquin, that can be seen around current basketball, soccer and tennis events.

Coach Lupian's philosophy: "I think when you enjoy what you're doing, you get to where you want to go... Never give up, play hard, and have FUN!"

Contact Information
Head Coach: Brandon Lupian
Phone: (619) 252-9445
Email: blupian@sdccd.edu 

assistant Coach - eric mann

Eric Mann played at Foothill College, the University of California, Irvine, and on the pro tour. He was ranked #49 in singles and #19 in doubles in 1973. After an auto accident ended his playing career, Mann worked with players on the pro tour from 1974-1992 while pursuing a career in Computer Science. Since 1992, Mann has been a full-time tennis teacher and coach in Los Angeles, and from 2005, in San Diego as well. 

Mann is a USTA High Performance Coach, a USPTA Tennis Professional Certification Tester, and serves on the USTA Coaches Commission and SCTA Junior Tennis Council. Mann received the USPTA Tester of the Year and SCTA Competetive Junior Tennis Service awards in 2008 and 2009, respectively