Jan. 3, 2013
Boca Raton, FL - Former NCAA national champion team member and top-100 singles professional player Ricardo Gonzalez has been named a volunteer assistant coach for the Florida Atlantic University men’s tennis program. He joins assistant coach Dan Mork to the coaching staff led by head coach Brandon Stokes for the 2013 spring season.
Gonzalez was a team captain for the University of Georgia’s 2007 Division I national championship.
“Ricardo is a perfect fit for to help develop the players in our tennis program. His personal and professional strengths enhance our coaching staff, our team and program,” said Stokes. “His personal experience as an elite tennis player and national championship team captain brings invaluable skills, insights and wisdom to our program.”
Gonzalez earned a top-100 singles ranking and participated in the U.S. Open during his playing career.
“I look forward to being a part of FAU’s success this season and to the many accomplishments that will be in the near future,” said Gonzalez. “I thank Coach Stokes and Coach Mork for giving me the opportunity to be a part of the Owls family.”
Gonzalez’s coaching career has included being an assistant coach at Davidson College from 2010-11 and serving as an instructor at the Evert Tennis Academy in Boca Raton in 2011. He also has been the private coach for Women’s Tennis Association player Maria Alvarez since 2011.
“Ricardo’s character is unquestionable. He is a devoted husband, loving father and a passionate tennis player, competitor and teacher,” said Stokes. “His commitment to being the best he can be every day are the qualities that are required to be a positive member of FAU athletics and our tennis program.”
See the 2013 FAU men’s tennis schedule here.