Sept. 24, 1999
TALLAHASSEE, FL. — Florida State University men’s tennis head coach Dwayne Hultquist has announced the hiring of John Roddick as the teams new assistant coach.
“John not only brings outstanding knowledge of the game, but maintains a great rapport with players,” said Hultquist. “The entire team is excited to have an assistant with such an extensive playing and coaching background.”
Roddick spent the past year at Boster Tennis Management in Boca Raton, Fla., where he coached world ranked juniors. He led players through such tournaments as the Australian Open and Wimbledon. Additionally, Roddick coached Mardy Fish and David Martin to top 10 and top 20 rankings in the ITF Junior World Rankings. His other responsibilities included recruiting players, developing fitness plans and coordinating travel schedules.
Roddick was a member of the U.S. National Team in 1993 and 1994 and achieved ATP and ITF world rankings in singles and doubles. As a four-time All-American at the University of Georgia, Roddick won the National Clay Court Doubles championship as a junior, and reached the semifinals of the NCAA Singles Championships as a senior.
Off the court, Roddick also excelled as a student-athlete. He was named an SEC Scholar Athlete as a sophomore, junior and senior. His senior year in 1998, Roddick was honored as the University of Georgias Most Outstanding Student Athlete. Throughout his college career, Roddick participated as a member of the UGA Academic Round Table and maintained a Deans List standing.
“I am excited to join Coach Hultquist and have the opportunity to coach at the college level,” said Roddick. “The Florida State Athletics Department has made an excellent commitment to our program and given us every opportunity to succeed.”
Roddick and his wife Ginger, also a UGA graduate, will reside in Tallahassee.