Entering his fifth year at University of the Pacific in 2014-15, Director of Tennis and Men's Tennis Head Coach Ryan Redondo has the Tigers performing at a high level. He picked up where he left off in the Big West Conference, leading the Tigers to the semifinals of the West Coast Conference in 2013-14 and just a few points from a championship match appearance.
Leading the Tigers to 13 dual match wins in 2013-14, Ryan again coached the best young player in Pacific’s league. Miguel Diaz was named the West Coast Conference Freshman of the Year, along with All-WCC Honorable Mention honors, while Sem Verbeek picked up All-WCC Second Team honors. The doubles team of Daniel Alameh andMarlon Brand were named to the All-WCC Second Team. Under Redondo, Verbeek was the first Tiger player to advance to the ITA Regional Finals. In addition to his coaching duties, Ryan has played a pivotal role in the development of a new Pacific Tennis Center and Clubhouse. Three million dollars has been raised so far, and construction will begin in the fall.
Redondo is also a USTA Northern California Junior Team Coach, working with younger players since 2010. In 2014, he led the Northern California Maze Cup team to a victory over the Southern California team for the second straight year and the third time in the 40 year history of the event. He was also named the 2013 Northern California Junior Team Coach of the Year by the ITA. From 2010-13 he was a USTA Target Market Initiative Director, where he was responsible for a $100,000 grant intended to promote the growth of tennis to the youth in the greater Stockton area. Redondo is also the Chairman of the Northern California Collegiate Varsity Committee, which helps bridge the gap with the USTA and ITA.
In 2012-13, Redondo was named Big
West Conference Coach of the Year in addition to being honored as
the Wilson ITA Northwest Region Coach of the
Year. After finishing 8-15 in 2012, the Tigers bettered
their win total by eight, finishing 16-9 overall in 2013. Redondo's
Tigers entered the national rankings at No. 66 on March 12 and
stayed in the ITA poll for the majority of the season's final two
months. He led the Tigers to a 4-2 mark in Big West play,
tying for third place, and guided them to the championship match of
the Big West Tournament as the No. 3 seed. Redondo also
coached Pacific to a victory over No. 60 Santa Clara on March 9.
Four Pacific singles players earned Big West All-Conference honors
in 2012-13, along with one doubles team. Sem Verbeek was named
Freshman of the Year. He has led the Tigers to 37 wins in his first
three years as head coach of the Tiger program and has had the team
in the championship match of the conference tournament twice.
Prior to coming to Pacific, Ryan spent the last three years as an assistant to Gene Carswell at San Diego State. His responsibilities included recruiting, developing practice and competition schedules and managing budget operations. Prior to his stint at San Diego State, he spent two years playing on the USTA, ITF and ATP professional tours. He also spent time during the past year coaching privately in the Rancho Sante Fe, Calif.
Redondo was a three time letterwinner at San Diego State from 2002-04. He earned All-America honors as a sophomore and junior and is one of the top players in Aztec history. In 2003, he earned a spot in the NCAA Doubles Finals with partner Oliver Maiberger. He began his collegiate at Pepperdine, transferring to the Aztec program for his sophomore season.
As an Aztec, Redondo collected many accolades. In 2002, his first season after transferring from Pepperdine, Redondo teamed with Maiberger to reach the quarterfinals of the NCAA Doubles Championship and helped the team win the National Collegiate Indoor Championship, the program's lone national championship. In 2002-03, Redondo and Maiberger posted an outstanding 31-8 record, including 21 wins against ranked opponents. They finished the season ranked No. 1 in the country after winning four matches in four days to reach the NCAA Doubles Finals where they lost to Illinois' Brian Wilson and Rajeev Ram. Redondo earned five All-Mountain West Conference selections, and still holds the program record for double victories with 59 while teaming with Maiberger. He graduated from San Diego State with a degree in religious studies.