Men's Tennis Names New Assistant Coach
Sept. 11, 2007
LUBBOCK, Texas - The Texas Tech men's tennis program and head coach Tim Siegel announced today the addition of Marcelo Ferreira as the new assistant coach. Ferreira will take the place of former Tech letterman and assistant coach Petar Danolic.
"We are so pleased to have Marcelo," said Siegel. "He comes from a very strong Division II program as a player and as a coach, and he is a great guy and a great communicator. I think we are very fortunate to have such a qualified coach, and I am really looking forward to getting started."
Ferreira comes to Tech from Georgia College & State University, where he was the assistant men's and women's tennis coach. New to the South Plains, he said he is excited to be at Texas Tech.
"It feels great to be here, as it is a great opportunity for me," exclaimed Ferreira. "I like the guys and the atmosphere, and I think Coach Siegel is a great guy who knows a lot about tennis. He is very welcoming, and hopefully, I will be able to do a good job."
The Sao Paulo, Brazil, native began his coaching career in 1998 at the Mauro Menezes Tennis Academy in Sao Paulo, where he taught lessons and helped manage the academy. During the same time, he also taught at the Alphaville Tennis Club organizing inter-clubs and challenges.
After leaving Brazil Ferreira became the assistant director at Future Stars Tennis Camp in South Hampton, N.Y. Also during that time he founded 2SV Sports Management, a company that organizes events and tournaments for prospective tennis players to compete in the United States.
A member of the International Club GCSU, he was also a three-time letterwinner at Georgia College & State University. There he compiled a 47-33 career record in singles and a 32-23 career record in doubles. Ferreira was also named to the Peach Belt Conference Honor Roll all three years.
Official Gear of the