Christian Appleman begins his 12th year as assistant coach of the Yale men's tennis team. In addition to his coaching duties, Christian is Yale’s Director of Tennis Operations. Appleman served as men's and women's assistant tennis coach at Penn State from 1994 to 1996. During this time he was also the head teaching professional and director of tennis at the Penn State Tennis Center.
As a student-athlete, Appleman spent four seasons on the PSU varsity tennis team and helped the Nittany Lions win the Atlantic 10 title in 1986, playing alongside two current Division I head coaches: Dwayne Hultquist (Florida State) and Adam Steinberg (Michigan). Appleman also played four seasons of varsity basketball, was the basketball team captain in 1988-89 (20-12 record, NIT 2nd round), and graduated with Bachelor of Arts degrees in history and political science in 1990. Appleman has 13 years of Division I men's and women's basketball assistant coaching experience at Penn State, Army and Yale. He has coached in both a men’s (PSU 2001) and women’s (PSU 1992) basketball sweet 16 contest and a pair of men’s NIT final fours (PSU 1998, 2000).
Appleman is married to Erin Appleman, head coach of the Yale volleyball team. They have two children, Emma and Justin.