The Presbyterian College Athletic Department and Athletic Director Danny Sterling announced Friday the hiring of Eduardo Rincon as the Head Men’s Tennis Coach. Rincon comes to PC with 13+ years of coaching experience, as well as seven years of professional playing experience.
“My family and I are extremely excited to join Presbyterian College and the Clinton, S.C. community,” said Rincon. “I look forward to continuing to build on what former coaches (Patrick) Fediuk and (Adam) Herendeen have established in the last few years at the Division I level and I hope to guide this team to regional and national recognition. I am humbled by the opportunity Dee Nichols, Danny Sterling and president Bob Staton have given me. I look forward to mentoring the men who will represent Presbyterian College on and off the court and to meeting and working with everyone associated with the program.”
Most recently, Rincon has served as a Tennis Professional at the Windy Hill Athletic Club, as well as a Volunteer Assistant for the Georgia Tech women’s tennis team.
“Eduardo (Rincon) is a tremendous hire for us,” said Sterling. “He brings a wealth of experience and success with him and we are excited to have him become a Blue Hose. Our men’s program has been consistently competitive the last several years and I look forward to watching him continue to move the team forward. We welcome him and his wife Rosemary, as well as his two daughters, Ana Maria and Kathryn Cristina, to the PC family.”
Prior to his time at Georgia Tech, Rincon was the Director of Tennis at Kennesaw State from 2015-18. He came to KSU as the men’s head coach in 2013 and was promoted to Director of Tennis in May 2015, covering both the men’s and women’s teams. While with the Owls, Rincon saw both teams excel both on and off the court. He coached the men’s team to its best season ever, making both its first A-Sun Tournament appearance and first A-Sun semifinals appearance and coached the women’s team to three straight A-Sun Tournament appearances. While at Kennesaw State, Rincon coached Simon Pritchard to Conference Player of the Year in 2016 and 2017, as well as A-Sun Male Student-Athlete of the Year in 2017. He also recruited and coached Fermín Calvo, the all-time winningest player at Kennesaw State.
The men’s team obtained five ITA All-Academic Awards during Rincon’s time at Kennesaw State (2014-18), while the women’s team earned three (2016-18).
Rincon was an assistant coach at Arkansas before leading the Owls. During his time the team totaled 68 wins and six conference victories. He helped coach two All-Southeastern Conference players and one All-American, and during their 2012 and 2013 seasons, the Razorbacks were named an Intercollegiate Tennis Association Academic All-American team.
Rincon began his coaching career as the assistant women’s tennis coach at Alabama for three seasons, starting in 2005. In 2006, the Crimson Tide made an NCAA tournament appearance, ranking number 39 in the nation.
Before beginning his coaching career, Rincon was a three-time All-American at Valdosta State. Rincon was also named the Valdosta State Male Athlete of the Year in 2004 and the Gulf South Conference All-Decade Team in 2010. He graduated from Valdosta State with a degree in Spanish in 2005.
In 2011, Rincon was inducted into Valdosta State Athletics Hall of Fame. On top of being an excellent collegiate athlete, Rincon toured professionally. As a native of Colombia, Rincon represented his home country in Davis Cup from 1997 to 2001. Rincon also held ATP rankings in both singles and doubles for seven years.
Rincon is a certified instructor for the Professional Tennis Registry and a member of the United States Tennis Association (USTA).
Rincon and his wife Rosemary have two daughters, Ana Maria and Kathryn Cristina.