JERSEY CITY, NJ – The University of New Jersey City Department of Athletics, with the Acting Director of Athletics Robert Coleis proud to announce today, Wednesday August 31, that the Jersey City native Justin Sinprasith was officially named the next head coach of the NJCU men’s and women’s tennis programs. Sinprasith has been the programs top assistant coach for the previous two seasons and will now take charge of both teams.
“We are proud to welcome Justin as the next NJCU Men’s and Women’s Tennis Head Coach,” said Cole. “Deep down, he believes in the Division III mantra of a holistic student-athlete experience. His concern for his players is evident in his work as an assistant coach over the past two years. As a native of Jersey City, Justin understands the value of the community and how thriving tennis programs can create opportunities for local and international talent. We know he will continue to solidify the foundations and culture of two highly competitive programs and to have a lasting impact on current and future Gothic Knights.
As the Vert et Or’s top assistant coach for the previous two seasons, Sinprasith played a leading role in the programs’ success. He helped guide the men to back-to-back New Jersey Athletic Conference (NJAC) Eastern Division Championship appearances, including the title in 2020-21. Additionally, he supervised the women as the team progressed to his respective NJAC championship game last season as well. Individually, he oversaw a group of student-athletes who earned three CoSIDA All-District Academic First Team honors and one Academic All-America Third Team honor. Additionally, on the field, his players earned a total of nine All-NJAC selections on the men’s side over two seasons, in addition to Player of the Year and Rookie of the Year honors in 2020-21. On the women’s side, the team has earned five All-NJAC honors over the past two seasons.
“I am extremely happy to take on the role of leading the Jersey City team,” Sinprasith said. “I am very proud to represent the city where I come from and I look forward to continuing to lead these programs to success. I proudly wear the NJCU name because it is a very special place for me. My mother is went to NJCU and my grandfather worked there too so that’s very important to me. I can’t wait to see what the future holds for Jersey City tennis and hope to inspire all the young people in Jersey City to attend our games at Lincoln Park and one day play for us in the future.”
In addition to his roles with the NJCU, Sinprasith has been a director of tennis camps for various organizations in Jersey City, since 2017. He has also been a tennis professional at Maywood Tennis Club since 2021.
A 2019 graduate of nearby Saint Peter’s University, Sinprasith was a member of the Peacocks’ Division I men’s tennis program for three seasons. A native of Jersey City, Sinprasith was a 2015 graduate of County Prep High School and played four seasons of tennis for the combined Henry Snyder High School/James J. Ferris High School team, wearing which he was the No. 1 player in straightforward throughout.