Texas A&M-Kingsville Athletics

KINGSVILLE, Texas – Texas A&M-Kingsville director of athletics Kenneth Oliver introduced Josh Moore as the Javelinas' new head women’s tennis coach on Friday.

Moore is a former collegiate tennis player who comes from the John Newcombe Tennis Ranch where he served as a tennis professional. He is a certified United States Professional Tennis Association (USPTA) Professional 1.

“Josh is a good fit for Texas A&M-Kingsville,” Oliver said. “He brings the energy and enthusiasm needed to start a program and we are excited to have him join the staff.”

Moore has worked with a number of top tennis coaches in the United States throughout his playing days and time at the John Newcombe Tennis Academy. During that time he worked with top players including Ryler Dehart, a former NCAA No. 1 singles player who made it to the second round of the 2008 U.S. Open; Kevin Anderson, who owns a tournament semifinal victory against Novak Djokovic in 2008; and Jeroen Joling, a former top-20 junior player from the Netherlands.

Moore has been involved in numerous tennis camps including USA Junior Team Tennis and served as the tennis instructor for the City of Brownwood, Texas.

Moore graduated from Howard Payne, where he played collegiately. He also played at Cloud County Community College.

The Javelinas will begin competition during the 2011-12 school year. Moore replaces Meenakshi Sundaram who originally accepted the position, but later declined to accept a position at Nicholls State University.