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  John Roddick
John Roddick

Assistant Coach

Alma Mater:
Georgia '98

John Roddick became the newest member of the Florida State University coaching staff when he took the job as assistant men's tennis coach on September 24, 1999. Roddick will attempt to help new head coach Dwayne Hultquist take the Seminole men's tennis program to the next level. In his first year as an assistant coach at the college level, Roddick will serve many duties both on and off the court. Initially Roddick's focus will be on recruiting and helping Hultquist gel together a young, inexperienced team.

"John not only brings outstanding knowledge of the game but he maintains a great rapport with players," said Hultquist. "The entire team is excited to have an assistant with such an extensive player and coaching background."

Roddick was a four-time All-American at the University of Georgia, where he won the National Clay Court Championship as a junior and reached the semifinals of the NCAA Singles Championships as a senior. In his four years at Georgia, Roddick won over 200 matches, compiling a 117-44 record as a singles player and a 95-32 record as a doubles player. His senior year he was honored as the University of Georgia's Most Outstanding Athlete, an award that came with some tough competition. One of the nominees for the award was former Bulldog football All-American Champ Bailey, who currently plays in the NFL for the Washington Redskins. Off the court, Roddick was named an SEC scholar athlete as a sophomore, junior and senior, while earning a bachelor's degree in history.

After graduating from Georgia, Roddick coached world ranked juniors at Boster Tennis Management in Boca Raton, Fla. Roddick coached Mandy Fish and David Martin to top 10 and top 20 rankings in the ITF Junior World Rankings. He also led players through such tournaments as the Australian Open and Wimbledon. While at the academy, his other responsibilities included recruiting players, coordinating travel schedules and developing fitness plans. After spending a year in Boca Raton, Roddick decided to re-enter the college tennis world at Florida State University. As a coach he will bring all of his playing experiences and insight to a young team that is looking to take shape and a program that is looking to grow for years to come.

"I am excited to join coach Hultquist and have the opportunity to coach at the college level," said Roddick. "The Florida State Athletic Department has made an excellent commitment to our program and given us every opportunity to succeed."

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