March 29, 2000
NEW ORLEANS - Tulane head women's tennis coach David Schumacher announced Wednesday that Jeff Giraldo has joined the coaching staff as a volunteer assistant coach.
Giraldo comes to Tulane after a highly-successful career as both a junior and a collegian. He was ranked among the top-10 nationally throughout his junior career and captured two indoor national singles championships and a double title during his career.
He was a four-year letterman at Northwestern University (1991-95), where he played No. 1 singles and doubles for three consecutive seasons. Giraldo served as team captain as a senior for the Wildcats and was a two-time all-Big Ten selection and a region Rookie of the Year pick during his collegiate career.
"I am excited about being involved with the sport of tennis once again," said Giraldo. "I look forward to the opportunity to work with the student-athletes here at Tulane."
A native of Detroit, Mich., Giraldo earned his bachelor's degree in psychology from Northwestern in 1995 and his master's in psychology in 1997. Following graduation, Giraldo taught psychology at Navajo College in Window Rock, Ariz.