Christian Appleman begins his fourth year as assistant coach of the Yale men's tennis team. In addition to his coaching duties Christian is the Assistant Director of Tennis Operations at Yale. Appleman served as men's and women's assistant coach at Penn State from 1994 to 1996. During this time he was also the head teaching professional and Director of Tennis at the Penn State Tennis Center. As a student-athlete, Appleman spent four seasons on the PSU varsity tennis team and helped the Nittany Lions win the Atlantic 10 title in 1986. He also played four seasons of varsity basketball, was the basketball team captain in 1988-89, and graduated with Bachelor of Arts degrees in history and political science in 1990. Appleman has 13 years of Division I men's and women's basketball assistant coaching experience at Penn State, Army and Yale. He helped the PSU men's team reach the NIT final in 1990 and the NCAA Sweet 16 the following season.