Sept. 14, 2006
ATLANTA – Andrew Groslimond, a member of the Rollins College team that captured the 2001 NCAA Division II National Championship, has joined the Georgia Tech men’s tennis staff as a volunteer assistant coach, head coach Kenny Thorne announced Thursday.
“Andrew is an incredible addition to our coaching staff,” said Thorne. “His experience on the college level, as well as with the developmental side of coaching juniors, is extensive. Andrew is going to be a very good college coach, and we are happy to currently have him at Georgia Tech.”
Groslimond is currently the Assistant Academy Director at the Tennis Academy of the South in Atlanta, where he is the coordinator of tournaments while coaching 85 juniors. In his current role, he also serves as the travel coach for nationally-ranked juniors while also maintaining the day-to-day operation of the academy business office.
Prior to his arrival at the Tennis Academy of the South, Groslimond served as an Associate Tennis Pro at both the Interlochen Country Club in Winter Park, Fla. and the Oceanside Country Club in Ormond Beach, Fla.
While at Rollins, Groslimond was ranked as high as No. 21 in the nation in doubles and helped his team to both the national championship in 2001 and a fourth-place finish at the 2004 NCAA Division II National Championships.
A 2004 graduate of Rollins College with a degree in environmental studies, Groslimond is a member of a family with rich tennis tradition. His grandfather served as the director of tennis for the city of Palm Desert, Calif., and his two uncles were All-Americans at Stanford University. His mother was the No. 1 tennis player at the University of California at Santa Barbara, and his brother played at Florida State. His father, Gery, was a nationally-ranked junior and scholarship athlete on the 1973 National Champion Stanford team before becoming the head men’s tennis coach at Georgia Tech from 1983-87.
“Gery was responsible for bringing me to Georgia Tech in 1984. He created a great atmosphere for Georgia Tech tennis and got us back on the map. We are very happy to have his son here to help us reach our current goals with the tennis program,” added Thorne.