Sergey Avdeyev was hired as the Old Dominion men's tennis assistant coach in August of 2016.
Avdeyev comes to ODU from Oklahoma, where he served as a volunteer assistant coach during the 2015-16 season. The Sooners went 20-11 in 2015-16, but ended the season with a spectacular run to the NCAA Championship match. OU recorded upsets over No. 3 UCLA, No. 6 Wake Forest and No. 7 Georgia en route to the title match, before falling to top-seeded Virginia.
At Oklahoma, Avdeyev coached numerous nationally-ranked players and guided several Sooners at the Fall ITA Indoor National Championships and other individual fall tournaments.
A 2009 graduate of Oklahoma, Avdeyev was a top 50 player for the Sooners in both singles and doubles. He played in the No. 1 singles slot for OU and served as team captain during his senior year in 2008-09.
Following his collegiate career, Avdeyev also competed on the professional circuit for two years. A native of Kazakhstan, Avdeyev was ranked in the top 10 in his country and was also a member of the junior Davis Cup team for Kazakhstan. On the ATP, Avdeyev recorded several victories over top 200 world-ranked players.