Martin Stiegwardt enters his first season as the assistant men's tennis coach at Auburn.
Stiegwardt spent the last two years at Virginia Commonwealth University before accepting the assistant coaching position at Auburn, 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 Quito, Ecuador native also has 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 single 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 from 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.