Frederic Bonal was hired as the assistant coach of the men's tennis program at Barry University on Nov. 18, 2013.
He assists in player development, on-court coaching, recruiting and administrative duties.
Bonal spent a year at Barry as a volunteer assistant coach in 2012-13. He helped coach the Buccaneers to a national championship in 2013.
Bonal coached 20 years in France at Bordeaux Club, where he was in charge of the First Division Junior and Senior competition. He also worked with the WTA and ATP in France for five years. He worked with Top 20 player Ronald Agenor in an instructional capacity for a year-and-a-half in 1994-95.
After moving to the United States, he worked with Tarik Benhabiles, Andy Roddic's former coach, from 2005-08 in Key Biscayne, Fla. During that time, Bonal worked with 10 players ranked among the top 50-250 in the world. In 2009, he began coaching junior players on his own in Hollywood, Fla.
Bonal competed in a couple ATP tournaments in Bordeaux.
He graduated with a master's degree in engineering from Bordeaux Sports University in Bordeaux, France in 2002. He received an undergraduate diploma from French Federation of Tennis in 1998 after working for 10 years as a competition coach. He worked for the FFT and taught independently during that 10-year period.