CAMBRIDGE, Mass. – Andrew Rueb '95, The Scott Mead '77 Head Coach for Harvard Men's Tennis, has announced the hiring of Jake Rother to the program's staff as its volunteer assistant coach.
Rother comes to Harvard after spending the past year with the California Tennis Club. Rother was responsible for running four USTA Junior teams and clinics as well as coaching over 30 clients with their tennis development, incorporating physical, mental and nutritional training. The California Tennis Club also tasked him with recruiting new members to the club and facilitating member relations. During this year, Rother also spent time at the University of San Francisco as a volunteer coach.
"We are excited to welcome Jake Rother to Harvard," stated Coach Rueb. "Jake has a strong work ethic and a passion for coaching that will make everyone around him better. I know our student-athletes are eager to work with him in the coming weeks."
Rother began his collegiate career at Indiana University before transferring to the University of Texas at San Antonio. While at UTSA, Rother won the Conference USA Championships in 2014-15 and had a season-high team ranking of 48. His standout tennis career included a spot in the Top-20 in Texas and in the Top-200 in the nation in every age division. He competed in four Super National events and was named to the singles and doubles JUCO First Team All-American in 2012.
Rother also has coaching experience at the collegiate level with St. Mary's University and Montana State University. As an assistant coach at St. Mary's he assisted in running men's and women's practices, coordinating travel and supporting recruitment efforts. At Montana State, Rother held the title of assistant men's tennis coach and co-director of the Bobcat Tennis Center. His day-to-day duties included running team practices, coaching dual matches, formulating the budget for the men's tennis program and the Bobcat Tennis Center, handling recruiting responsibilities and facilitating junior development for the city of Bozeman, Mont.
Rother graduated from the University of Texas at San Antonio in 2016 with a bachelor's degree in Multi-Disciplinary Studies with a focus in Kinesiology.