Former Wake Forest tennis star Andrew Simpson is in his second year as an assistant coach.
As both a player and a coach, Simpson has been a part of five NCAA Tournament teams. Only head coach Jeff Zinn has more postseason experience with the Deacons than Simpson.
Simpson helped lead the 2006 Wake Forest team to 16 wins and into the second round of the NCAA Tournament, equaling the program's best-ever postseason performance.
Simpson, who played for Zinn from 2000-04, won 33 singles and 42 doubles matches in his four-year career with the Deacons. Simpson and his doubles partners posted eight wins against nationally-ranked doubles teams. He was a part of four NCAA Tournament squads, one of the most successful periods in Wake Forest tennis program's history.
After graduation in 2004, Simpson worked for Team Connection in High Point, a company that outsources Reebok and adidas footwear and apparel.
"We're ecstatic to have Andrew back to Wake Forest," Zinn said. "He brings a lot of enthusiasm to the team and he possesses a great love for Wake Forest. As a former Demon Deacon tennis player, our guys will respect his experience and expertise. He will be able to relate to our current players about what it takes to be successful both on and off the court."
"I am thrilled to be at Wake Forest," Simpson said. "I had a great experience during my four years. I'd like to thank Wake Forest for giving me the opportunity to help my alma mater reach its goals of contending for ACC Championships and becoming a top-10 national program."
Simpson attended Broughton High School in Raleigh where he was tabbed as the two-time Raleigh News & Observer State Tennis Player of the Year, the Raleigh Sports Club Athlete of the Year and Wake County Tennis Player of the Year.
His sister, Christine, is a senior on the Wake Forest women's tennis team.