Jeremy Efferding, a former ITA All-American at Texas A&M and ATP professional player, enters his second year as the assistant coach on the Georgia Tech men’s tennis team after being announced on Aug. 9, 2017.
Since wrapping up his All-American playing career at Texas A&M in 2015, Efferding has played professional tennis on the ATP Tour as well as worked as the student assistant coach on the Texas A&M women’s tennis staff and, most recently, as a fellow in the United States Tennis Association (USTA) Player Development program.
While in the USTA Player Development program, Efferding was able to work alongside the top national coaches and junior players in the country, receiving training in coaching, mental and physical strength and conditioning, and film review when traveling and coaching at professional events. During his time, he worked under 2005 Wimbledon doubles champion Stephen Huss and USTA national coach and former SEC Head Coach of the Year Sylvain Guichard. Currently working at the USTA Boys 18 National Championships in Kalamazoo, Mich., Efferding is working with the top American players in their junior career.
With Efferding on staff at Texas A&M, the women’s tennis team finished No. 16 in the nation, downing six nationally ranked programs – including then-No. 5 Auburn, No. 10 Duke and No. 11 Kentucky – en route to an 18-13 overall record. The Aggies advanced to the NCAA Championship round of 16, where they fell to then-No. 1 seed and eventual national champion Florida.
Beginning his professional career in the summer of 2015, Efferding competed on the circuit overseas in Greece and Portugal as well as in events in the United States. The 24-year-old has amassed 18 career singles victories and four doubles wins.
Efferding was an all-American (2015), three-time all-SEC selection (2013, ‘14, and ‘15) and two-time all-SEC Tournament selection (2013, ’15) as a 6-foot-2, right-handed singles and doubles player at Texas A&M from 2011-15. A multi-year starter, Efferding cemented his place in the lineup as a sophomore when he defeated the then-No. 1 ranked and eventual 2013 national champion, Alex Domijan of Virginia. He would go on to lead the Aggies to an SEC Tournament Championship in 2015, earning Tournament MVP honors to finish his collegiate career. One of the all-time A&M greats, he currently ranks 20th all-time in the Aggie record books with 58 dual singles victories and 16th in doubles dual wins (59).
A Boca Raton, Fla. native, Efferding graduated from Texas A&M in May 2017 with a bachelor’s degree in university studies, health and kinesiology, making the SEC honor roll from 2013-15. He joins the Yellow Jacket family with his wife, Mayers Efferding.
THE EFFERDING FILE
2016-17: Texas A&M (student assistant)
2017: United States Tennis Association (fellow)
2017-present: Georgia Tech (assistant coach)
2011-15: Texas A&M
Alma Mater: Texas A&M (2017)
Hometown: Boca Raton, Fla.
Birthdate: May 4, 1993
Wife: Mayers Efferding