During his eight seasons as an assistant coach, Coupe has helped direct the Cardinal to a 146-77 record, eight consecutive NCAA Tournament appearances and four 20-win seasons.
Coupe played a key role during a coaching transition prior to the 2014-15 campaign, leading Stanford (18-7, 6-1 Pac-12) to one of its best seasons in recent memory. Showcasing a lineup that routinely featured three freshmen, the Cardinal clinched a share of the Pac-12 regular-season championship for the first time since 2010. Ranked No. 23-43 throughout the season, Stanford also reached the Pac-12 Tournament for the first time in school history and collected its first NCAA Tournament win since 2012.
In 2014, Coupe was named the ITA Northwest Region Assistant Coach of the Year, as he was instrumental in helping Stanford improve despite battling multiple injuries to multiple key players. The Cardinal finished third in the highly-competitive Pac-12 and climbed 25 spots in the national rankings during the month of April while posting four victories over top-40 opponents. More importantly, Coupe served as a valuable resource on a squad whose lineup regularly featured two juniors and three sophomores.
Coupe's contributions have also been highlighted with All-Americans Bradley Klahn and Ryan Thacher anchoring the Cardinal's singles lineup during their four-year careers. Under Coupe's tutelage, Klahn and Thacher flourished at the top two spots of the lineup. Klahn produced a career record of 130-34 and captured the 2010 NCAA singles title, while Thacher won at least 20 matches in every season en route to compiling a 94-46 career mark.
Coupe joined the coaching staff following a six-year stint as the Head Professional at the Tiburon Peninsula Club, which he first joined in 2001. He was also a professional coach from 2004-06 and the Tournament Director of the Esurance Tiburon International Tennis Challenger from 2003-04.
From 1994-2003, Coupe played on the ATP Tour and participated in 14 Grand Slam events, including the 2002 U.S. Open where he was a quarterfinalist. During his professional career he played with and against some of the world's greatest players, including Roger Federer, Andy Roddick, James Blake, Andre Agassi, Lleyton Hewitt and Boris Becker. Coupe achieved an individual doubles ranking of 61 in 1999 and teamed with Mark Merklein to rank in the top-20 that year.
In addition to playing on the ATP Tour, Coupe coached Justin Gimelstob to the third round at Wimbledon in 2004.
A former All-American, Coupe played at San Jose State from 1990-94 under the tutelage of respected coach John Hubbell. As a senior, he earned All-America honors and received the National Von Nostrum Most Improved Player Award and the Rafael Osuna Senior Player of the Year Award. Coupe also earned All-Big West Conference honors all four seasons of his career.
As a freshman, he played No. 2 singles while losing only four matches during the year and winning the regional Arthur Ashe Sportsmanship Award. Over his next three seasons, Coupe played No. 1 singles and doubles and held the school record for most victories. He was a three-time NCAA Championship competitor and a semifinalist at the 1994 NCAA Indoor Championship.
A native of Granite Bay, Calif., Coupe began playing tennis at the age of 10 and entered a number of junior tournaments, including the Kalamazoo National Tournament. In the U-18 division, he was ranked as high as No. 35 in the country.
Coupe currently resides in Menlo Park with Natalie, his wife of 12 years, and their 12-year-old son Max and 4-year-old twin sons, Owen and Oliver.