Christian Brodersen enters his first season as assistant coach for the Golden Eagles. He was a four-year letterwinner for Alabama before becoming an assistant coach with Southern Miss.
Brodersen established himself as one of the Crimson Tide's all-time leading winners by number of victories and percentage, finishing his career with a 75-39 (.658) singles record and an 11-6 doubles record. During his playing career, he became the first Crimson Tide player since 1999 to post back-to-back 20 win seasons, recording 21 wins in his sophomore season and 27 during his junior season.
Brodersen helped Alabama earn four consecutive NCAA Tournament appearances. During that run, the 2003 team won the East Regional hosted by Harvard, posting two 4-0 victories and advanced to the round of 16 in the NCAA Championships.
In his sophomore season, he was voted Most Valuable Player by his teammates. That same season, he also earned Academic All-SEC honors. He earned the team's academic award with a 3.36 GPA during his junior season.
The Olso, Norway native, attended Palmer Academy in Tampa, Fla. where he was valedictorian of his graduating class.
He is the son of Christian and Hanne Brodersen. He received his bachelor's degree in international finance and german (double major) with a minor in economics from Alabama in 2004. He is currently pursuing his master's degree in business administration.