Georgia Tech men's tennis head coach, Kenny Thorne, announced that Jeremy Efferding will be the new assistant coach for 2017-18 season. Boca Raton, Florida, native, was a standout Collegiate player at Texas A&M between 2011-15, winning 58 dual singles and 59 doubles matches for the Aggies. He was an all-American in 2015 and he earned 3 all-SEC selections.
In 2015, Efferding led Texas A&M to SEC Tournament Championship, ending his Collegiate career with Tournament MVP honors. After graduation, Jeremy won some Futures matches in Greece and Portugal, and he was an assistant coach at Texas A&M women's team.
He was also included in the United States Tennis Association (USTA) Player Development program, having the opportunity to work with some of the finest coaches and junior players in the States.
"Derek Schwandt did an incredible job at Georgia Tech and we are happy for him that he got rewarded with a good head coaching job after last season," Thorne said. "I have been looking for the best coach I could find on and off the court to train and mentor our student-athletes.
Jeremy is one of the best up-and-coming coaches out there and he is a first class person. He understands what it takes to succeed on the court and in the classroom. He is a great analytical thinker and understands the game very well.
I've enjoyed spending time with him talking about developing players for the highest level of the game. Jeremy also plays very well so I wish he still had some eligibility left. He played at the highest level in college and went on the pro tour before sustaining an injury.
He and his wife, Mayers, are two incredible people who I am happy to welcome to our Georgia Tech team."
"I would like to thank Georgia Tech and Kenny Thorne for this awesome opportunity to come on board and help represent the Yellow Jackets," Efferding said. "I am thrilled to work under such a knowledgeable coach who has done an amazing job creating a culture of high work ethic and integrity.SOURCE: MEN'S TENNIS NAMES EFFERDING AS ASSISTANT COACH ALSO READ: Ole Miss Rebels build brand new $11 million indoor facility!
I aspire to learn from Kenny and help facilitate, for our players, the amazing life-experiences that college tennis has to offer. I want to thank the love of my life, Mayers, for her unconditional love and support. Thanks also, to my family for their continued encouragement and to my mentor coaches at Texas A&M and USTA that have taught me so much.
Lastly, I would like to thank Mark Weaver at Texas A&M and all the players there that sparked my path to and passion for collegiate coaching."