Martin Stiegwardt is in his third season as the assistant men's tennis coach at Auburn.
His first season with the Tigers was 2013-14, when Stiegwardt helped direct the team to a 14-14 record and a 16th straight NCAA Tournament appearance. Stiegwardt spent his first two years as a coach at Virginia Commonwealth University, where he was the assistant coach for the men's and women's programs. He was named 2012-13 ITA Regional Assistant Coach of the Year during his final season at VCU.
He also boasts an impressive resume outside the collegiate level, serving as the Executive Director of Tennis at SportsQuest Tennis Academy in Richmond, Va., and serving as tennis pro and Junior Academy Director at Willow Oaks Country Club. Stiegwardt has worked in the professional ranks with Giovanni Lapentti, who reached a ranking of no. 110.
The native of Quito, Ecuador, also had an illustrious playing career. Stiegwardt competed at Wimbledon and French Open Junior Events during his youth, while also playing for Ecuador in the Davis Cup.
He was the national singles and doubles champion in the Under-12, 14, 16 and 18 age groups in Ecuador, and was ranked No. 40 in singles and No. 24 in doubles by the International Tennis Federation. He then began his collegiate career at Florida in 2005.
Stiegwardt transferred to Georgia State, where he graduated in 2007 with a bachelor's degree in business management and was named to the Athletic Director's Honor Roll while receiving the CAA Commissioner's Award during his final two years at GSU. He finished his career ranked in the top 50 in the NCAA in singles.
He and his wife Ashlee reside in Auburn with their Westies.