A former tennis standout at Georgia Tech during his playing career, Sergio Aguirre is in his first year as an assistant coach with the Yellow Jackets¬' men¬'s tennis program. A native of Atlanta, whose family still lives in the city, Aguirre most recently has worked as a production assistant with Fox Sports Net South in Atlanta, will handle a number of duties with the Jackets, including coordinating recruiting and practices.
¬"I am extremely excited to be able to bring someone like Sergio onto our staff as he has already been a part of our program and understands what we are all about here at Georgia Tech,¬" said Thorne. ¬"Sergio understands¬"the type of student-athlete that we want to recruit here at Tech, as he exemplified those attributes while he was here as a student. As a former winner of Georgia Tech¬'s prestigious ¬`Total Person Award,¬' I know he will do a great job and I¬'m looking forward to this year with him.¬"
In his career at Georgia Tech, Aguirre helped lead the Yellow Jackets to three NCAA Tournament appearances and a runner-up finish in the 1999 ACC Tournament. One of the top doubles players in school history, he finished his career as Tech¬'s all-time leader in career doubles victories with 82. Aguirre also holds the single-season record for doubles wins as he recorded 30 during the 1999 campaign. His 67 career singles wins also rank among the top 15 on the school¬'s all-time list.
¬"Sergio understands the game of tennis as well as anyone that I have coached and he relates extremely well with the student-athletes,¬" said Thorne He will bring a positive attitude and great work ethic to the position.¬"