Karen Piazza enters her second season as head tennis coach at USJ after being named to the position in April 2016.
Piazza for the previous six years had been a teaching pro at the Tennis and Fitness Center of Rocky Hill where she implemented and ran a wide variety of programs for juniors, children and adults. She has also coached in programs for the Portland Park & Rec. Dept. since 2009 and the Berlin Park & Rec. Dept. since 2011.
A four-year tennis player at Quinnipiac, she graduated Cum laude with a B.S. in Computer Science/Mathematics. She also earned a Certificate of Photography from the Rhode Island School of Photography. She has been self-employed as a photographer and owner of Karen St. Denis-Piazza Photography, performing freelance, commercial and corporate work since 1990.
Piazza resides in Portland with her husband Greg and their two daughters, Nicole and Juliette.