Professional Tennis Coach & Consultant
Over the past 14 years, Marc Lucero has emerged as one of the preeminent coaches for budding stars. He spent a little over four years, 2008-2012, as a developmental coach for the USTA, where he coached both junior and professional players. Players coached by Lucero have won multiple national junior singles titles, NCAA singles titles, and professional titles.
Since then, Lucero has spent time coaching such notable players as Eugenie Bouchard,and Alison Riske as well as some top players on the junior circuits. He is currently on the WTA circuit as the coach of Shelby Rogers, whom he helped reach a career-high rank of No.48 in the world in January of 2017 and won the deciding match in the 2017 Fed Cup Finals for the United States.
Rogers has finished in the Top 100 in all three years of her coaching relationship with Lucero, including a pair of runner-up finishes - 2016 Rio de Janeiro in singles and 2015 Bogotá in doubles. While working with Lucero, Rogers has wins over Simona Halep, Caroline Wozniacki, Karolina Pliskova, Madison Keys, and Petra Kvitova, among others. She also made the quarterfinals of the 2016 French Open, the best result of an American woman at Roland Garros other than Venus or Serena Williams since 2001.
Those accomplishments, along with guiding Rogers to one of her most consistently impressive years on tour, resulted in Lucero being named 2017 Professional Tennis Registry (PTR) Touring Coach of the Year.
Prior to the USTA, Lucero coached at Princeton University for three years and remains closely connected to the collegiate game.
Beyond the tour, Lucero remains closely connected with the tennis world, serving as the founder of RAMP Tennis, a tennis training program for junior players, as well as the Co-Founder of First 1 Break, an award winning non-profit tennis academy for all levels and age groups.
Lucero currently resides in Manhattan Beach California. When he is not on the WTA tour, and enjoys surfing, yoga and reading.