|Title:||Head Men's Tennis Coach|
Former All-American Jay Weinacker took over as Birmingham-Southern's Head Men's Tennis Coach on November 1, 2011.
Weinacker came to the Hilltop after serving as a Volunteer Assistant Coach at the University of Alabama last season. He also served as Director of Junior Development at Pine Tree Country Club for several years.
A native of Birmingham, Weinacker was an NCAA All-American and two-time First-Team All-ACC player at North Carolina State, where he played from 2005-2009. He finished his career as the school's record-holder in career singles victories (106), and tied the school record for doubles wins (87). In his sophomore season with the Wolfpack, he helped the team make a run to the Elite Eight of the 2007 NCAA Championship for the first time in program history. That summer, he achieved ATP professional ranking.
As a junior at NC State, Weinacker qualified for the NCAA Doubles Championship and made the All-ACC squad. As a senior in 2009 he reached the Round of 16 in the NCAA Singles Championship, which earned him All-American status, and finished the season ranked 33rd in the nation. He earned his second-straight All-ACC recognition that year as well.
Weinacker was also a two-time winner of the ITA/Arthur Ashe Award for Leadership and Sportsmanship for the Mideast Region, and was Team Captain his junior and senior seasons. He also made the Academic All-ACC Team, and was a three-year member of the Student Athlete Advisory Committee (SAAC).
Weinacker replaces Paul Rosner, who was BSC Head Coach for the past seven years and is leaving the Hilltop to serve as Head Tennis Pro at Mountain Brook Country Club.
Weinacker graduated cum laude from NC State in 2009 with a degree in Business Administration with a concentration in Marketing. He and his wife, Kelli, are expecting their first child, a daughter, this spring.