Freddy Gomez returns to Virginia Tech after serving a brief stint as head coach at Louisiana Tech the last spring season. Prior to his time with the Techsters, Gomez served as an assistant coach under Zawacki-Woods.
During his time at Virginia Tech, Gomez has helped assemble two top recruiting classes that ranked 14th and 16th in 2012 and 2014, respectively, assisted in bringing in the No. 16 freshman in the nation. Gomez has also contributed to the development of multiple All-ACC player selections, ITA All-American qualifiers and the first ever ITA National Indoor qualifier in program history. The Hokies have seen their highest regional (No. 2) and national (No. 30) rankings during Gomez’s time in Blacksburg, and have also established themselves at a top academic team not only at Tech but in the country.
While at the helm at Louisiana Tech a season ago, Gomez spearheaded an impressive effort that saw the Techsters finish third in the Western Athletic Conference, their best-ever finish. The squad put together a 15-5 season while going 7-1 in conference play, a great turn around after only winning one conference game in the previous three seasons. Gomez placed four players on the All-WAC Team, WAC-Academic Team, and two players into the All-Louisiana Tennis Team, while also working to bring in the eventual WAC Freshman of the Year last season.
Gomez initially joined the Hokies' staff in 2009, after working for various tennis clubs and academies over the past few years. He served on the coaching staff at the Evert Tennis Academy in Boca Raton, Fla., where he worked with many professional players and juniors, currently playing tennis at the Division I level. He also served as assistant tennis director at the George Washington University Tennis Center in Washington, D.C., and on the coaching staff at the Green Spring Racquet Club in Baltimore, Md. In addition, he spent multiple summer seasons with Cliff Drysdale at Southampton Tennis Club, in NY.
Gomez played his college tennis at the University of Toledo (2002-05), where he was named captain and MVP of the team, as well as being named MAC Player of the Week on various occasions, and later went on to LSU to earn a Masters in sport management. Prior to college, he was the No.1 ranked Under-16 and 18s player in Venezuela and had a world junior ITF ranking of No. 312.