ATLANTA – Jonathan Wolff, who has served as Georgia State’s interim men’s tennis head coach for the last three months, was promoted to head coach as announced by the athletics department on Thursday.
Wolff, who previously served as the men’s tennis assistant coach, was hired at Georgia State in February 2015.
Last season, Wolff helped lead the Panthers' to program-high No. 30 ITA ranking. The team opened the season with a 4-2 victory over then-No. 27 Florida State, the second-highest ranked opponent defeated in program history. Wolff also helped lead the team to its second-consecutive No. 1 seed in the Sun Belt Tournament, as well as a 2017 Sun Belt Conference title and NCAA tournament automatic bid.
“I am humbled and honored to be named the next Georgia State University's Head Men's Tennis Coach,” Wolff said. “I would like to thank the administration, tennis team, as well as family and friends who have been supportive of me throughout the entire process.
“It is certainly a tremendous opportunity that has been bestowed upon me to continue to lead an illustrious program here at Georgia State. I am excited about this new journey and eager to take the reins in building off the success Brett and I have achieved here over the past few years.”
Wolff competed collegiately 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.
“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.”
Georgia State will return to the courts Jan. 13-14 for the Florida State Spring Invitational in Tallahassee, Fla.