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  Ty Braswell
Ty Braswell

Hometown:
Eustis, FL

Position:
Assistant Coach

Experience:
4th Season at FSU

Alma Mater:
Florida State University '99


As Braswell enters his third season as the Seminoles assistant men's tennis coach, he brings with him higher expectations for the 2002-2003 season. Ty Braswell knows Florida State tennis. He knows the program, the people and the competition, which makes him a huge asset to the program.

In his third year as assistant coach, Braswell will continue to offer his leadership and knowledge of the game that is sure to be of benefit to each of the players. Having graduated from Florida State only four years ago, where he was a celebrated member of the men's tennis team himself and team captain from 1997-99, Braswell knows what it takes to lead this team to victory. Braswell will continue to assist in helping head coach Dwayne Hultquist to take the Seminole men's tennis program to the next level.

Braswell became a member of the Florida State University coaching staff when he accepted the position as assistant men's tennis coach on July 1, 2000. By accepting this position on the tennis team, Braswell switched from player to coach.

During his senior campaign in 1998-99, Braswell was the only ranked Seminole in singles and tied his career high with 19 wins. Braswell also won the Flight One Singles Championship at the Seminole Fall Classic and advanced to the quarterfinals of the ITA Region II Indoor Championships where he defeated the No. 13th player in the nation.

In his 1997-98 season, he boasted 17 victories in doubles and gained an ACC tournament victory over Georgia Tech's nationally ranked doubles team. Braswell played at the No. 1 and 2 singles position all season where he held a singles ranking as high as 60 in the ITA Singles Rankings.

The previous season (1996-97) Braswell played at the No. 1 and 2 singles positions while defeating five nationally ranked players including Florida's Jon Glover to clinch a 4-3 victory over the 10th ranked Gators. Braswell teamed with Yvo Niks to win the ACC No. 2 doubles championship.

As a freshman in 1995-96, he played at the No. 3, 4, and 5 singles positions where he put together a respectable 18-13 singles record which was third best on the team. In addition, Braswell was 10-7 at No. 2 and 3 doubles where he and his partner defeated a nationally ranked duo in the team's biggest win of the season. He also clenched the Flight 4 Singles Championship in the Seminole Fall Classic.

In high school he was ranked as high as No. 5 in the country in the Boys 18 and under division, while being ranked as high as No.1 in Florida in Boys 18 and under division.

Braswell participated in the 1995 U.S. Olympic Festival in Colorado where he won two gold medals and one silver medal. He was a finalist in the 1993 U.S. National Clay Court Championship.

From 1999-2000, Ty Braswell served as the Assistant Tennis Pro at Laurel Oak Tennis Club in Sarasota, Florida.

Braswell graduated from Florida State in 1999 with a degree in Sports Administration. In October of 1999 Braswell married the former Anna Nixon. Both are members at First Baptist Church in Tallahassee and are Bible Study Teachers with the College Ministry. The Braswells are the proud parents of their first child, Micah Brooks who is nine months old.

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