Coupe comes to Berkeley after serving as the women's head coach at Santa Clara (2004-06). Before taking the job with the Broncos, he was the men's assistant head coach at Fresno State (2002-04) and the interim head coach at his alma mater, Sacramento State (2002). Coupe is ranked among the top three tennis players at Sacramento State, where he played from 1993-1995.
He led Santa Clara to a very successful, record-setting 2004-05 season. Santa Clara finished the campaign with its best record in the history of the program at 16-7, and the squad also was nationally ranked for the first time.
While at Fresno State, the Bulldogs advanced to the 2004 NCAA Tournament, after reaching their highest national ranking of 30. The season before, Fresno State advanced to the round of 32 at the NCAA Tournament. Under Coupe's guidance, the No. 1 doubles team was ranked as high as No. 20 in the country and qualified to play in the NCAA Doubles Championships.
Serving as the men's interim head coach at Sacramento State, Coupe led the Hornets to the 2002 Big Sky Championship and a birth into the 2002 NCAA Tournament. He took over as head coach when Sac State was 5-10, and the Hornets ended the season 12-10.
Coupe, a Northern California native from the Sacramento area, currently resides in Los Gatos with his wife, Michelle.