Jonathan Wolff was hired as the assistant men's tennis coach at Georgia State in February 2015 and was promoted to head coach in November of 2017 after serving as interim head coach of the program for three months.
“We are excited to promote Jonathan to Head Men’s Tennis Coach,” Senior Associate A.D. for External Affairs Brian Kelly said. “Jonathan played an integral role in the team’s success the past two and a half years as an assistant coach, and we look forward to him building upon what he helped establish. He is eager to continue to help these young men grow academically and athletically.”
Wolff completed his second year at the helm in 2019 by leading the Panthers to a 17-10 overall record, tied for the fifth-most team wins in a single season in program history. He helped GSU earn the first ever Sun Belt Regular Season title with a 6-1 record in conference and reach the SBC Tournament Championship for the third consecutive year.
He orchestrated doubles tandems that clinched the doubles point in 20 of 26 matches that had doubles competition and produced a 15-5 overall record and 8-1 mark against league opponents when winning the doubles point. Wolff coached three student-athletes to All-Conference awards in 2019, highlighted by Giles Hussey and Jack MacFarlane taking All-Doubles First Team honors and Vazha Shubladze being named Sun Belt Newcomer of the Year.
In his first year as head coach, Wolff led the Panthers to a 14-11 record and their third-straight No. 1 seed at the Sun Belt Conference Tournament. The team finished as the conference runner-up, falling in the championship match to South Alabama. He was named Sun Belt Conference Co-Coach of the Year, coaching four student-athletes to All-Conference Honors. Senior Andrei Andrukhou was named to the All-Singles First Team, while freshman Andrei Duarte and senior Sebastian Acuna were named to the All-Doubles Second Team. Acuna was also named to the All-Singles Second Team along with junior Giles Hussey.
The team saw an impressive road win over LSU, as Georgia State defeated the Tigers 4-2 to place third in ITA Kickoff College Station Regional. GSU went 5-1 at home, with its only loss coming against Louisville in the home opener.
During the 2017 season, Wolff helped lead the Panthers' to program-high No. 30 ITA ranking. The team opened up the season with a 4-2 victory over then-No. 27 Florida State, the second-biggest victory in program history. Wolff also helped lead the team to its second-consecutive No. 1 seed at the Sun Belt Tournament, as well as a 2017 Sun Belt Conference title and NCAA Tounament automatic bid.
Wolff competed for the men's tennis team at Wake Forest for four years (2007-11) and was the team captain for his last two seasons. During his time with the Demon Deacons, Wolff was named to the Atlantic Coast Conference's All-Academic team twice and was ranked in the top-40 for both singles and doubles by the ITA.
Wolff moved to Atlanta after working for IMG Tickets in Miami since 2012. He has previously worked in various roles for multiple tennis competitions, including the Miami Open and Atlanta's BB&T Open. He earned his Masters in Sports Administration from the University of Miami (Fla.) in 2013.
Wolff has previous coaching experience as well, serving as a volunteer assistant for Wake Forest's women's tennis team for the 2012 season and working as a personal tennis coach at Sportime Fitness in Bethpage, N.Y. in 2011.