Jeremy Feldman became the 18th head coach in the Charlotte 49ers men’s tennis program’s history, June 21, 2016. Feldman has been as an assistant coach at Wake Forest for the last two seasons.
"After a thorough search for a new men's tennis coach, I am excited to announce the hiring of Jeremy Feldman,” Rose said. “His experience as an assistant at a Power Five school and as a collegiate athlete at Cornell provides a unique perspective. He brings a high energy level and competitive drive that should serve us well as we strive to compete at the highest levels."
Feldman has spent the past two seasons as an assistant coach at nationally-ranked Wake Forest. In 2015, Feldman was named the Intercollegiate Tennis Association (ITA) Carolina Region Assistant Coach of the Year. He played an integral role in helping Wake Forest capture the 2016 ACC Tournament title, which is the first conference championship in the program’s history. He also played an integral role in the recruiting the 2015 ACC Player and Freshman of the Year Noah Rubin, who was a junior Wimbledon singles champion, and the 2016 ACC Freshman of the Year Petros Chrysochos. He played a major role in helping Wake Forest rank among the Top 10 in the nation in attendance in 2015, by helping institute several marketing strategies. Feldman’s duties at Wake Forest were on-court coaching, player conditioning, recruiting, budgeting, scheduling and managing the team’s social media outlets.
"Jeremy was an outstanding addition to our program two years ago and he played a big role in the development of our team and helped us win the first ACC Championship this season is school history,” Wake Forest head coach Tony Bresky said. “We as a program and I personally will miss him. I expect he will do great things at Charlotte. His energy, passion and dedication are the best in the business. I certainly expect the 49ers to be competing for a Conference USA Championship in the near future"
Prior to Wake Forest, he spent the 2013-14 season as an assistant coach at the University of Denver. In spring of 2014, Denver climbed to 52nd in the ITA national rankings. He also played a big role in the marketing of the Denver men’s tennis program which led to an increase in fan attendance from the 2013 season.
Feldman began his collegiate coaching career at Wake Forest as a volunteer assistant coach for the 2012-13 season.
Before his coaching career, Feldman enjoyed a stellar four-year playing career at Cornell University from 2007-11. In 2008, he was named Ivy League Rookie of the Year after recording an undefeated singles conference record. He earned All-Ivy league doubles honors in each of the last three seasons including a 2010 first-team All-Ivy league doubles selection.
The Armonk, New York native graduated from Cornell in 2011 with a Bachelor’s degree in Economics. Feldman married Elsa Gillis, who is a reporter for WSOC in Charlotte, Saturday, June 25th, 2016.
“I'm incredibly excited to be joining the 49ers family,” Feldman said. “I'd like to thank Athletic Director Judy Rose, Associate Athletic Director Nick Konawalik, and the rest of the athletic administration for giving me this tremendous opportunity. I am looking forward to building upon the foundation that Coach Boykin and Coach Tarr have laid for the Charlotte Men's Tennis program. I can't wait to get on court with our current and incoming players as we look to win Conference USA Championships and compete at the highest national level.”