Geoff Hernandez enters his first season as the Lipscomb men’s tennis head coach in 2017-18 after spending the last three years as an assistant under his brother, Mario.
In 2016, Geoff helped lead the Bisons to their first appearance in the ASUN Championship match in program history.
The Houston, Texas native has been an instructor at the Brentwood Swim & Tennis Club for the past three years while also handling his duties at Lipscomb.
Geoff played the majority of his tennis in the Pacific Northwest, primarily in Western Canada. He was the No. 1 junior in British Columbia in 16's and 18's while reaching a ranking of No. 2 in Canada for 16 and under.
He also competed in the USTA Pacific Northwest junior tournaments reaching a No. 1 ranking in the 18's playing in national and international junior events.
Collegiately, he played four years for the Portland Pilots. He was team captain his senior season. He played the No. 1 and No. 2 spots in both singles and doubles.
Portland earned the schools’ best-ever ranking of No. 45 in NCAA Division I his senior year.
After graduating with a degree in Public Relations from Portland, Geoff competed on the ITF Futures Tour for a year and also made some ATP Challenger appearances.
He has coached at the EHIT tennis club in East Hampton, New York as well as the West Hills Racquet and Fitness Club in Portland, Oregon where he worked in junior development.