Rei, a native of Tirana, Albania, discovered his passion for tennis at the age of six and secured his first tournament victory by age eight. His early success led to numerous National Championships, ultimately propelling him into a professional career as a Davis Cup representative for Albania.

During his collegiate years with the Vikings, Rei not only excelled in tennis but also graduated with honors in Sport Business Management from Missouri Valley College, where he distinguished himself as a Division of Business Scholar. Transitioning from player to coach, Rei served as both Assistant Tennis Coach and Head Coach for both men’s and women’s teams.

Building on his academic achievements, Rei earned a Master’s in Community Counseling as a Presidential Scholar. Today, he brings his diverse expertise to TIA as the Mental Strength Coach, eager to share his insights and contribute to the community.