In just four seasons, Bresky has guided Wake Forest to two ACC Championship finals appearances, a program-record 24 wins in 2015 and the program's third Sweet 16 appearance just last season. He has helped 10 players earn All-ACC honors while guiding two players to All-American status and one player to ITA National Rookie, ACC Rookie and ACC Player of the Year honors.
Since taking over the program prior to the 2011-12 season, Wake Forest has twice finished in the ITA Top 20 at season's end. The team also hosted an NCAA Team Championship regional in 2015 for the first time since 2007, welcoming Florida, Pepperdine and George Washington to Winston-Salem.
During the record-breaking 2015 season, Bresky guided Wake Forest to a 24-8 record and the Sweet 16 after Wake Forest struggled to a 15-14 mark in 2013-14. The Deacs also reached the ACC Championship final and gave Virginia fantastic match, though falling just short of the title. At season's end, Bresky was named ITA Carolina Region Coach of the Year for his efforts in leading Noah Rubin and Romain Bogaerts to All-American status. Both players were also named All-ACC performers with Jon Ho. Rubin was also named ITA National Rookie, ACC Player and ACC Rookie of the Year at season's end while finishing the season ranked No. 5 in the country. The ACC Player of the Year honor marked the first time a Wake Forest men's tennis player had earned the award. Pairing the honor with ACC Rookie of the Year also marked the first time a player had won the ACC's two major awards in the same season.
In just his second season with Wake Forest in 2012-13, Bresky engineered one of the biggest turnarounds in the country in helping Wake Forest to a 20-9 overall record with a 7-3 ACC mark, good for third in the conference, to go with a bid to the NCAA Championship. The campaign followed a 2011-12 season that saw the Deacs finish 10th in the conference at 3-8 and 14-15 overall. With the highly-successful campaign, Bresky was named ACC Coach of the Year. The award made him just the second Wake Forest men's tennis coach ever to win the award, joining Wake Forest Hall of Famer Jim Leighton as the only other Demon Deacon coach to take the award. He won the honor back in 1981. Also at season's end, the Deacs finished No. 19 in the final ITA rankings, marking the team's highest finish since 2009.
Bresky guided David Hopkins, Amogh Prabhakar and Adam Lee to All-ACC honors in 2013, giving Wake Forest three members of the All-ACC team for the first time since 2002. Hopkins, Prabhakar, Lee and Danny Kreyman all cracked the national singles rankings, with Prabhakar rising as high as No. 37. In doubles, Hopkins and Prabhakar soared as high as No. 17 in the doubles rankings while Kreyman and Lee made their doubles rankings debuts.
Bresky's coaching acumen has allowed him to get the most of his players, including those that he inherited when coming to Wake Forest. His 2013 seniors Hopkins, Prabhakar and Kreyman all posted more than half of their career wins in their two seasons under Bresky, while Lee won 38 matches as a junior in 2013 to set the Wake Forest single-season wins record.
In his inaugural campaign in Winston-Salem in 2011-12, Bresky inherited a roster of only three players with significant collegiate experience, but still managed to guide the Demon Deacons to a 14-15 record and a quarterfinal appearance at the ACC Championship. Hopkins and Kreyman both earned All-ACC honors and junior Prabhakar blossomed under Bresky's tutelage, going 21-6 in dual match singles play while seeing his first regular collegiate action.
Bresky took over at Wake Forest in September 2011 after spending one stellar season at Cornell, where he led the Big Red to its best season in program history. With Cornell, Bresky led the squad to a 26-5 record overall and a perfect 7-0 mark in Ivy League play, earning the team its first-ever Ivy League championship and first-ever NCAA Tournament berth. Prior to Bresky's arrival at Cornell, no Big Red men's tennis team had ever won more than 20 matches in a season.
Under his direction, the Big Red placed three players on the All-Ivy League teams in 2011 in four positions, led by Jonathan Jaklitsch, who earned first-team honors in both singles and doubles. Also garnering all-league accolades were Andy Gauthier in singles and Evan Bernstein in doubles. That total marks the most league award winners in a single season in Cornell men's tennis history.
An impressive recruiter, Bresky was able draw top-caliber players to Ithaca. His 2011 incoming class at Cornell was ranked as the fifth-best nationally by the Tennis Recruiting Network and was the only class from a non-BCS conference school to be ranked in the top 10.
In addition to his success at Cornell, Bresky brought a wealth of ACC experience with him to Winston-Salem having served as associate head coach at Virginia from 2002-2010. Under the guidance of head coach Brian Boland, he helped guide the Cavaliers to six ACC Championships.
Bresky's list of accomplishments during his tenure at Virginia is lengthy, highlighted by the Cavaliers earning the top national ranking in singles, doubles and as a team on multiple occasions. The Cavaliers won seven straight Atlantic Coast Conference regular-season championships and six ACC tournament titles in the seven seasons. With Bresky on the coaching staff, Virginia won 62 straight ACC matches and had 19 singles players and nine doubles teams qualify for both the NCAA singles and doubles championships over a stretch of seven seasons.
Bresky helped to lead the Cavaliers to the national semifinals three times, the national quarterfinals three times and one appearance in the Round of 16. He had two players at Virginia earn the NCAA Singles Championship title and one team win the national doubles crown, while having 11 student-athletes earn All-America honors.
The 2005 ITA National Assistant Coach of the Year, Bresky was a three-time Mideast Region Assistant Coach of the Year (2004, 2009, 2010) and was the only assistant coach in the nation to be named to an ITA committee when he was placed on the ITA Ethics and Infractions Committee. While at Virginia, the men's tennis program has graduated 100 percent of its student athletes.
During the summer of 2009, Bresky served as the USTA Men's Summer Collegiate Team Coach, providing elite training for the top varsity collegiate players in the country. The program, designed to provide players with exposure to the professional circuit in a team-oriented environment, saw players competing at USTA Pro Circuit events and the US Open.
Bresky's experience also includes a stint as a private tennis coach in Bronxville, N.Y., in 2001 and 2002, highlighted by his mentoring of Stephen Bass, who was ranked as high as 11th in the USTA junior national rankings. Bass would go on to earn a scholarship to Notre Dame and earn All-America honors while playing for the Fighting Irish.
Bresky also spent time as the Assistant Director of Tennis for Tennis Europe, a program designed to train junior tennis teams traveling throughout Europe. He also spent two years as a graduate assistant coach at Indiana State, where he helped to guide the Sycamores to a No. 17 national ranking.
While at Indiana State, Bresky earned a master's degree in business administration. He helped lead the Sycamores to their first Missouri Valley Conference regular-season and tournament championships in school history while posting a 50-8 overall record. The men's tennis team had the top overall grade point average among men's team sports at Indiana State.
Bresky earned his bachelor's degree in business with a major in accounting from Western Illinois in 1998. He played four years of tennis for the Leathernecks, earning Mid-Continent Conference Freshman of the Year honors in 1994 and garnering league player of the year accolades in each of the next three seasons. He led WIU to the program's first Mid-Continent Conference championship in 1995 and successfully defended the team title the following year. Bresky was a two-time ITA Scholastic All-American in 1996 and 1997 and was a three-year team captain.
Bresky and his wife, Christine, were married during the summer of 2015.