Coach Aaron Bergeron enters his third season as the Lions' Head Coach in 2019-2020. Before Emerson, Bergeron was Head Coach at Merrimack and The Wentworth Institute of Technology. While at Merrimack he lead the Men's team to a Northeast-10 Conference Title in 2015, and was the 2015 NE-10 Men's Tennis Coach of the Year. Prior to coaching at Merrimack, Bergeron also served as head coach at the University of Southern Maine, where he lead the Men's team to their first Little East Conference title and first NCAA tournament appearance since 2007. He was voted the 2014 Little East Men's Tennis Coach of the Year. Bergeron helped the Lions' to one of their most successful seasons in 2019, finishing as Coach of the Year for the New England Women's And Men's Athletic Conference.
Coach Bergeron graduated from Stonehill College with a BA in Psychology. He played on their varsity tennis team where he was a 6-time All-Conference Selection and made the NE-10 Commissioner's Honor Roll. He also served as team captain during his senior year.
When not coaching, Bergeron competes in USTA adult leagues including the men's 4.5, 8.0 mixed, and 9.0 mixed leagues. He has gone to nationals in 2015, 2016 and 2017.
Andy Severance served three seasons as a volunteer assistant coach with the men's and women's tennis team at Merrimack College between 2013 and 2016. In that time both men’s and women’s teams were Northeast-10 regular season and tournament champions. He served as assistant tennis coach for Franklin Pierce men’s tennis between for two seasons 2016 and 2018. In that time the team went from ninth to fourth in the standings and made their first playoff appearance for 12 years.
A 2006 Merrimack alum and former member of the men's tennis team, Severance joined the Warriors as a sophomore in 2003 during former head coach Chris Stevens' first season with the program. Severance started for the team in both singles and doubles throughout his three campaigns with the Navy and Gold.
Severance's playing career began at Sumner Memorial High School in East Sullivan, Maine, where he was named conference MVP and team MVP during his senior year.
After earning his Bachelor's Degree in Business Administration from Merrimack in 2006, Severance earned his Master's in Business Administration at Boston College. He currently works at HP Hood LLC as a Senior Treasury Analyst.
Originally from Gouldsboro, Maine, Severance currently resides in South Berwick, ME.
Burke Paxton is entering his first season with Emerson in the 2019-2020 season. Paxton has been coaching for most of his life, helping coach, develop, and train advanced junior players since the age of 18. Before Emerson, Paxton was the Men’s Assistant Tennis Coach for Endicott College from winter of 2018 to the summer 2019. Paxton also works as the Site Director and Tennis Coordinator for Tenacity’s program at the Frederick Middle School in Dorchester. Tenacity is a non-profit NJTL pathway program that helps urban youths close the opportunity gap by teaching literacy and identity skills, and tennis. He also helps train some of the top ranked juniors in New England on his free weekends.
Paxton graduated from Hamilton College in 2017 with a BA in Government and Hispanic Studies. Competing in the NESCAC, widely considered the best Division III tennis conference in the country, Paxton played on the Hamilton varsity tennis team all four years, earning ITA Scholar-Athlete honors twice, and serving as captain his senior year.
Paxton hails from Yarmouth, Maine, where he played in high school for North Yarmouth Academy, serving as their captain for three years and earning All-State honors his senior year, 1st team all-conference his junior and senior years, and second team all-conference his sophomore year.
When not coaching, Paxton still plays competitively playing in many adult tournaments throughout the area, and is an avid Boston sports fan.