Varsity Coaches


Paco Fabian has been the head coach for the Staples Varsity girls tennis team since 2013. He previously coached the Staples Varsity boys team from 2003-2005 leading them to three consecutive Class L State Championships. With over 15 years as a teaching professional, Paco is the Director of tennis for Easton Raquet Club during the summer and teaches at the Trumbull Raquet Club during the winter season.  Paco has also been a teaching pro at The Patterson CC, Woodway CC and Brooklawn CC in addition to Fairfield Indoor Tennis, the Tennis Club of Trumbull and Westport Indoor Tennis. He played number 1 singles and doubles at Providence College where he won over 70 singles matches. He was ranked as a junior in New England.

Paco grew up in Norwalk where he currently lives with his wife and three young sons. Paco also coaches the Staples Varsity girls basketball team.



For the seventh year, Kim Harizman will be the assistant coach for the Varsity Girls tennis team. A mother of three boys in the Westport Public School system, Kim has lived in Westport for 14 years. A lifelong avid tennis player, she grew up in South Africa and San Diego. Kim maintained sectional rankings in Southern California winning he CIF doubles title twice in High School and coached at the USD Tennis Academy. A graduate of La Jolla High School and UC Berkeley, Kim brings her love of tennis and kids to Staples High School.