Oscar Eppley '14

Oscar Eppley '14 Headshot

Distinguished Public Service Award

Oscar Eppley, age 27, is the executive director of the Down the Line and Beyond Foundation (DTLB), a three-star USTA affiliated National Junior Tennis and Learning non-profit, based in Philadelphia. Its mission is to facilitate positive character and educational development for area youth through tennis. DTLB’s free outreach programs include after-school and summer clinics for 1,900 inner-city children, while the Junior Ambassador Program helps students to advance their skills, education, and character development through further mentoring and training. Since becoming executive director of DTLB, Eppley has successfully tripled the number of children served and quadrupled the number of outreach sites. He has worked closely with the USTA and the USTA Foundation to create numerous programs, and is the youngest-ever USTA Middle States board member. Eppley is a proud alumnus of the NYUSPS Tisch Institute for Global Sport, and represents the spirit of public service that the School inspires. He has applied what he learned at NYU for the greater good of the community.