Jeremy Wurtzman was hired as Michigan men's tennis associate head coach on June 7, 2013. A native of Rochester, N.Y., Wurtzman arrived in Ann Arbor after a successful four-year head coaching tenure with the University of Denver women's tennis program (2009-13).
The 2013 Western Athletic Conference Coach of the Year, he guided Denver to one of the most successful seasons in program history, leading the Pioneers to an 18-4 record and a perfect 8-0 mark in conference play. Prior to taking the helm at Denver, Wurtzman spent the 2008-09 season as an assistant coach at his alma mater, Ohio State, helping the Buckeyes men's tennis program to the Big Ten regular-season championship, the Big Ten Tournament title and an NCAA finals appearance against USC. Wurtzman began his coaching career as an assistant coach for the University of Denver men's tennis team for two seasons (2006-08). During his first stint with the Pioneers, Denver posted a 31-14 record (.689), qualified for its first-ever NCAA Tournament appearance, achieved its highest team ranking of No. 37 in the Intercollegiate Tennis Association rankings and produced its first All-American (Adam Holmstrom).
Wurztman enjoyed a successful professional playing career on the ATP World Tour, earning a top-30 American professional singles ranking, captured nine pro circuit doubles titles and was a three-time pro circuit singles finalist. He achieved ATP world rankings of No. 210 (doubles) and No. 375 (singles) and was a member of USTA High Performance National Team. After transferring from Florida in 2001, Wurtzman was a three-year standout at Ohio State from 2002-04. He defeated three top-10 players en route to the 2003 Intercollegiate Tennis Association National Indoor title,
Ohio State's first tennis athlete to win an ITA individual championship. Wurtzman went on to win the 2003 ITA Midwest Regional crown before earning the No. 1 singles ranking the following season in 2004. After compiling 42 singles and 30 doubles victories in 2004, Wurtzman was named an All-American, the 2004 ITA/Farnsworth National Senior Player of the Year (co-honoree) and the Midwest Region IV Senior Player of the Year. A three-time All-Big Ten selection,
Wurtzman finished his collegiate career with a 132-45 singles record and an 86-49 doubles record. Wurtzman received his bachelor's degree in Science of Human Ecology from Ohio State in 2008. Wurtzman, 31, and his wife, Gretchen, have two daughters, Quinn (2) and Maya (six months).
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Hometown: Rochester, New York
High School: Brighton High School
College: Ohio State (2008)
Bachelor's Degree: Science of Human Ecology
Collegiate Coaching Experience: University of Michigan (Associate Head Men's Coach), 2013-present. University of Denver (Head Women's Coach), 2009-13. Ohio State University (Assistant Men's Coach), 2008-09. University of Denver (Assistant Men's Coach), 2006-08.
Collegiate Coaching Highlights
Western Athletic Conference Coach of the Year (2013)
Guided the Pioneers to an 18-4 record and a perfect 8-0 mark in conference play in 2012-13
Professional Playing Highlights
Earned a top-30 American professional singles ranking on the ATP World Tour.
Captured nine pro circuit doubles titles
Three-time pro circuit singles finalist
Achieved ATP world rankings of No. 210 (doubles) and No. 375 (singles)
Member of the USTA High Performance National Team
Collegiate Playing Highlights
2003 Intercollegiate Tennis Association National Indoor Champion
2003 ITA Midwest Regional Champion
Earned No. 1 singles ranking in 2004.
2004 ITA/Farnsworth National Senior Player of the Year (co-honoree)
2004 Midwest Region IV Senior Player of the Year
Three-time All-Big Ten selection
Finished his collegiate career with a 132-45 singles record and an 86-49 doubles record.