Pacific Men's Tennis - Ryan Redondo Named Director of Tennis and Men's Tennis Coach
University of the Pacific Director of Athletics Lynn King has announced the hiring of Ryan Redondo as Director of Tennis and Men's Tennis Coach.
"I am very excited to take on the position as the new Men's Head Tennis Coach and Director of Tennis," said Redondo. "I am hungry to make the University of the Pacific a powerhouse in tennis and look forward to direct this talented team to reach its potential. I want to thank Mr. Lynn King and the rest of the great people at Pacific for welcoming me to the Pacific family."
"We are very happy to welcome Ryan to the Pacific family. He brings a great deal of meaningful experience for someone so young," said King. "He has had an outstanding playing career as a junior and then as a collegian and professional. He has been associated with successful programs at San Diego State and he has strong recruiting contacts. In addition, he has a reputation as an excellent "on the court" coach."
Ryan spent the last three years as an assistant to Gene Carswell at San Diego State. His responsibilities included recruiting, developing practice and competition schedules and managing budget operations. Prior to his stint at San Diego State, he spent two years playing on the USTA, ITF and ATP professional tours. He also spent time during the past year coaching privately in the Rancho Sante Fe, Calif.
Redondo was a three time letterwinner at San Diego State from 2002-04. He earned All-America honors as a sophomore and junior and is one of the top players in Aztec history. In 2003, he earned a spot in the NCAA Doubles Finals with partner Oliver Maiberger. He began his collegiate at Pepperdine, transferring to the Aztec program for his sophomore season.
As an Aztec, Redondo collected many accolades. In 2002, his first season after transferring from Pepperdine, Redondo teamed with Maiberger to reach the quarterfinals of the NCAA Doubles Championship and helped the team win the National Collegiate Indoor Championship, the program's lone national championship. In 2002-03, Redondo and Maiberger posted an outstanding 31-8 record, including 21 wins against ranked opponents. They finished the season ranked No. 2 in the country after winning four matches in four days to reach the NCAA Doubles Finals where they lost to Illinois' Brian Wilson and Rajeev Ram. Redondo earned five All-Mountain West Conference selections, and still holds the program record for double victories with 59 while teaming with Maiberger. He graduated from San Diego State with a degree in religious studies.