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Chad Skorupka enters his fourth year as the head coach at Yale. He has led the Bulldogs to victories in 43 of 60 matches, including winning the 2002 fall ECAC Championship. Prior to his arrival at Yale, Skorupka was an assistant coach at Wake Forest for two years and helped guide the Demon Deacons to a 42-12 overall record and two NCAA Tournament appearances. In 2001 WFU finished with an 18-9 overall record and advanced to the round of 16 at the NCAA Team Championships before falling to top-ranked Stanford. In 1999-2000, Wake was ranked fifth in the nation and reached the quarterfinals of the NCAA Team Championship. Prior to his stint at Wake Forest, Skorupka served as the assistant women's tennis coach at his alma mater, Penn State, for three seasons. While at Penn State he was honored with two prestigious coaching awards - the 1998 ITA Eastern Region Assistant Coach of the Year and the 1999 USTA/Central Pennsylvania District Coach of the Year. Before entering the collegiate coaching ranks, Skorupka worked for the United States Tennis Association in Indianapolis, Ind., as the Play Tennis America coordinator for the USTA/Western section, an area covering Illinois, Indiana, Ohio, Michigan and Wisconsin. He then served as the USTA's district coordinator of player development for the Middle States section, covering Pennsylvania, New Jersey, Delaware and West Virginia. Skorupka received his bachelor's degree in international politics from Penn State in 1994 and earned a master's degree in counseling education from Penn State in 1999. At Penn State, Skorupka was a four-year starter on the men's tennis team and was part of a doubles team that won the Rolex Region I title in 1993. He reached a career-high ranking of No. 12 in doubles in the fall of 1993. Skorupka served as a team captain during the 1993-94 season and also received the school's senior award for athletic excellence. Skorupka and his wife, Debra, reside in North Haven, Conn.