UNCC announces new men's head tennis coach

CHARLOTTE, N.C. — The director of athletics at the University of North Carolina at Charlotte announced a new head men’s tennis coach.

According to a statement on the UNCC website, Judy Rose, the 49ers director of athletics, said Jeremy Feldman, was named as the 18th head men's tennis coach in school history.

Feldman is the former Wake Forest assistant coach.

"After a thorough search for a new men's tennis coach, I am excited to announce the hiring of Jeremy Feldman,” Rose said on the website.

“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 spent the past two seasons as an assistant coach at nationally-ranked Wake Forest.

He played an integral role in helping Wake Forest capture the 2016 ACC Tournament title.

"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 in 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," he said.

Prior to his time at Wake Forest, he spent the 2013-14 season as an assistant coach at the University of Denver.

Feldman began his collegiate coaching career at Wake Forest as a volunteer assistant coach for the 2012-13 season.

Feldman replaces interim head coach Jesse Tarr, who served in that role this past season, after the resignation of Billy Boykin last December.

“I'm incredibly excited to be joining the 49ers family,” Feldman said.

Feldman will marry WSOC-TV reporter Elsa Gillis June 25.

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