Middlebury College has announced the hiring of Andrew Thomson '10 as the assistant men's tennis coach. He comes to Middlebury from UNC Charlotte where he was an assistant coach for one season. The West Bloomfield, Michigan native graduated from Middlebury with a degree in economics and psychology.
"I am thrilled to have Andrew join our staff," said head coach Bob Hansen. "He is a Middlebury guy through and through and will make an outstanding contribution to our program. I am excited to work with him to continue to develop and provide an outstanding experience for our student athletes."
"Playing tennis at Middlebury was easily one of the most enjoyable and meaningful experiences of my life," said Thomson. "I am now looking forward to contributing everything I can to the program as an assistant coach, while having the opportunity to work alongside and learn from Coach Hansen. What an incredible feeling to be re-joining the Panthers, and I can't wait to get started."
Prior to coaching at Charlotte, Thomson spent five seasons in California simultaneously pursuing his masters and doctorate degrees in positive developmental psychology in addition to working as an assistant coach. From 2014-16, Thomson was an assistant women's tennis coach at Claremont Mudd Scripps, earning the ITA West Region Assistant Coach of the Year honors in 2016. Prior to joining CMS, Thomson spent one season as the assistant men's and women's tennis coach at Whittier and three seasons as the assistant men's tennis coach at Pomona Pitzer.
He enjoyed a stellar four-year playing career as a Panther. In 2010, he played an integral role in helping the program capture its second NCAA Championship. He was a four-time NCAA Doubles All-American with four different partners, and was voted team captain for his junior and senior seasons. In 2007 and 2009, he won ITA Fall doubles national championships with Filip Marinkovic and Andrew Lee.
Thomson was awarded the John P. Stabile '40 Memorial Trophy in 2010, awarded to the student who best exemplifies the "Middlebury spirit." He also received the NCAA regional Arthur Ashe Award in 2009, given to a student-athlete who demonstrates leadership and sportsmanship, as well as scholastic, extracurricular and tennis achievement.
He earned his masters degree in positive developmental psychology in 2014 and Ph.D. in 2017 from Claremont Graduate University in Claremont, California.