UAB women's tennis coach Krissy Hall has announced the hiring of Andrew Stubbs as a graduate assistant with the Blazers. Stubbs comes to UAB with experience as both a college tennis player and a teaching professional.
Most recently, Stubbs served as a tennis pro at the Boar's Head Sports Club in Charlottesville, Va. In addition to coaching and teaching lessons, Stubbs directed a high performance academy for junior players at the club, which has been designated as one of America's Top 50 Tennis Resorts by Tennis Magazine.
"I am thrilled to welcome Andrew to the UAB women's tennis coaching staff," Hall said. "His playing background, expertise and enthusiasm will be great assets to our program. We are very fortunate to have someone of Andrew's caliber working with our team."
Prior to his work at Boar's Head, Stubbs was a highly decorated player at Wofford College. A two-time team captain and MVP, he played No. 1 singles throughout his entire career and was selected first team All-Southern Conference in each of his four seasons (2005-2008).
Stubbs was the Intercollegiate Tennis Association (ITA) Southeast Summer Circuit champion in both 2005 and 2006. He also competed in the ITA Mideast Regionals and the Polo Ralph Lauren All-American Tennis Championships three times.
During his playing career, Stubbs gained experience in teaching the game of tennis, as well. At Wofford, he completed a coaching internship in which he assisted with day-to-day administrative duties and coordinated practice sessions. He also served as a teaching professional at the Hilton Head Beach and Tennis Resort, the Rod Ray Tennis Camps at Wofford and the Nike Tennis Camps at the University of Wyoming.
Stubbs earned his bachelor's degree in finance from Wofford in May 2008. He was a two-time member of the All-Southern Conference Academic Honor Roll and a Southern Conference Student-Athlete of the Year nominee in 2008.
Stubbs is also member of the United States Professional Tennis Association (USPTA). He is the brother of UAB head coach Krissy Hall.