Andre Ferreira

Brenau’s Andre Ferreira among NAIA’s elite tennis coaches

Dec 17, 2020
Kris Stewart

Brenau Head Tennis Coach Andre Ferreira received national recognition as one of the Intercollegiate Tennis Association’s winningest coaches, the national office announced on Wednesday, Dec. 16.

Ferreira appears on all three of the National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics’s winningest coaches’ lists, including the ITA Top 10 by winning percentage, the ITA Top 10 All-Time by victories and the ITA Top 10 Active All-Time by victories.

“I wasn’t expecting to make the lists, so it was a surprise to me,” Ferreira said. “These honors are not metrics or goals we set for our program or that I set for myself as a coach. But it was a nice surprise nonetheless. There are outstanding current and former coaches in the NAIA that have achieved tremendous success on and off the court, so it’s humbling to be a part of this select group”.

During his eleven seasons at the helm of the Golden Tigers tennis program, Ferreira’s 140-82 career record ranks him among the coaching elite. He currently sits in 4th place in career winning percentage (63.1%) and 7th place in both All-Time in victories (140) and active All-Time victories (140). Team recognition under his guidance includes eight NAIA National Championship appearances, two conference titles and nine individual NAIA All-Americans honorees.

According to Brenau Athletic Director Mike Lochstampfor, Ferreira’s successes mirror his character, noting that, “This is an honor reflective of Andre’s commitment to coaching his players and teams the right way and modeling the expectations he has set for our tennis program. I’m very proud of his success as he has worked diligently to lead a winning tennis program and done so in a manner consistent with his character and values.”

Ferreira noted that his success is due mostly from his players.

“I’ve been fortunate to coach extraordinary groups of young women on the Brenau tennis team over the years. I wouldn’t make the list without their dedication, commitment, and perseverance.”

For more information about the ITA honors, click here.