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carlos garcia men’s tennis head coach

One of the most respected and successful coaches in the Southeast region, Carlos Garcia is in his 11th year at the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga. During his career, Garcia has coached both the men’s and women’s teams at UTC, guided a conference Player of the Year winner, earned regional coaching honors from the ITA, worked with the U.S. Davis Cup Squad and had his team earn ITA Academic Team honors. Garcia has produced five winning seasons during his tenure at UTC and has the Mocs geared for much improvement on the court in 2012. He has coached eight individuals and four doubles team to All-Southern Conference recognition and has the talent on the squad this year to add to that list.

The Garcia File Born Aug. 3, 1964

Collegiate Coaching Credentials 2002-present Chattanooga, Men’s Head Caoch 2002-2003 Chattanooga, Women’s Head Coach 1999-2000 North Carolina, Men’s Assistant Coach 1999 ITA Regional Asstistant Coach of the Year 2000 ITA Regional Asstistant Coach of the Year 1994-1999 Tennessee, Men’s Assistant Coach Education Tennessee, 1987 • Bachelor of Science: Business

He kept Mocs moving in the right direction with the 2010-11 campaign. The Mocs increased their win total for the third year in a row, posting an 8-16 overall mark. Fielding a young squad that included only one senior in the regular line up, UTC recorded its most wins since the 2008 season. Garcia spent his first two seasons at UTC coaching both the men’s and women’s teams. He has focused his efforts solely on the men’s program for the past seven-plus seasons and has had impressive results on and off the court.

Fabian Bechara and Charlotte Goude were Second-Team All-SoCon selections in 2003 as were the doubles teams of Ontog and Thomas Knizat and Oulevay and Catherine Allen. Ontog, the 2001 SoCon Men’s Player of the Year and No. 1 singles champion, received the Buddy Hartsell-Don Bunch Sportsmanship Award two times and achieved an Intercollegiate Tennis Association ranking as high as No. 67. In the classroom, the 2001-02 men’s team earned ITA Team Academic honors, while James Dickerson and John Hangstefer were named ITA Scholar-Athletes. Gordon Ruddell and Sam Parfitt both earned ITA Scholar-Athlete recognition in 2010. Garcia’s collegiate coaching career began in 1994 when he served as a men’s assistant at his alma mater, the University of Tennessee, until 1999. In 1999, Garcia moved on to the University of North Carolina to become the men’s assistant coach. The Tar Heels finished the season ranked 20th in the nation, and Garcia was named Regional Assistant Coach of the Year by the ITA in 1999 and 2000. Garcia took his coaching talents to a new level when he left North Carolina in 2000 to become the personal coach to Davis Cup standout and former NCAA singles champion Chris Woodruff for two seasons. He also coached Woodruff, a former Tennessee player, to his second ATP singles title at the ATP Hall of Fame Championships in Newport, R.I. Woodruff also had a quarterfinal showing at the 2000 Australian Open under Garcia’s guidance.

He led the Mocs to the championship match of the Southern Conference Tournament for two consecutive years, in 2005 and 2006. The Mocs had four-consecutive winning seasons from 2005-08, finishing fourth in the very competitive SoCon each year. Prior to accepting the job at UTC, Garcia was the teaching professional at Cedar Bluff Racquet In 2006 and 2007, Garcia directed the men’s Club in Knoxville, Tenn. Garcia is a 1987 honors team to 17 impressive wins and identical 5-4 graduate of Tennessee with a bachelor’s record in the SoCon. During that time, UTC degree in General Business. While a member produced two second team All-SoCon doubles of the Volunteers’ tennis team, he earned three tandems in Josh Bales-Mark Fynn and Badr tennis letters and was a member of the 1986 Bouabdellah-Artyom Vlasenko. In singles play, Southeastern Conference Championship squad. Bouabdellah had an outstanding dual-match Men’s Head Coaching Record season, registering a 24-2 record and a perfect A competitive player himself, Garcia Overall SoCon SoCon 9-0 mark in SoCon matches. and teammate Mark Harrison, won the Record Record Finish USTA National 35s Grass Court Doubles 2001-02 12-11 7-3 4th In 2005, the Mocs earned an 18-11 overall Championship in 2002 and USTA Indoor 35s 2002-03 8-15 4-5 6th record. Garcia also coached two second National Doubles Championship in 2005 with team All-SoCon performers in No. 1 singles partner Jeff Wright. Garcia and Harrison were 2003-04 5-16 1-9 T10th player Arturo Navarro and No. 4 singles player runners up at the 2005 National Clay Court 2004-05 18-11 5-5 T4th Vlasenko. Doubles Championships. Garcia finished fifth 2005-06 17-9 5-4 4th in August of 2006 in the USTA National 40s 2006-07 17-7 5-4 4th Under Garcia’s guidance, Jason Ontog and Grass Court Championships, while he and 2007-08 12-10 3-6 8th Cynthia Oulevay were both named First-Team doubles partner Eric Burke took fourth place in All-SoCon in 2002. Oulevay went undefeated in the doubles event. Born Aug. 3, 1964, Garcia 2008-09 2-18 0-10 11th league competition, while Ontog lost just once served for three years on the NCAA Southeast 2009-10 5-15 2-8 T10th in 10 matches. Ontog and doubles partner Tim Regional Selection Committee. 2010-11 8-16 2-8 T10th Kutschera were listed First-Team All-SoCon.

Totals 104-128 34-62

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2012 Chattanooga Tennis Media Guide  

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2012 Chattanooga Tennis Media Guide

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