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Traci Green, The Shiela Kelly Palandjian Head Coach f...
Traci Green is the Head Women's Coach at Harvard University. Green was a Co-Director at the Tennis Academy at Harvard for seven seasons and is excited to Co-Direct the Crimson Tennis Camps at Harvard.
Green has already organized one of the biggest turnarounds in program history, guided the Crimson to the Ivy League Title and regained national prominence. Green led Harvard to a 13-8 overall record and a 6-1 finish in the Ivies to win the programs 18th Ivy League Title in 2009 and to the 19th Ivy Title in 2017. In the process, Green became the first African American coach at Harvard to win an Ivy League title.
Prior to Harvard Green spent three years as Head Women's Tennis Coach at Temple University, leading the Owls to their first National ranking in program history. In addition to coaching Green served as an adjunct faculty member in the Temple University college of Education where she taught courses in the department of kinesiology. Green's success as a coach and mentor follows a highly decorated carer as an undergraduate at the University of Florida. She was a member of the Gators' 1998 NCAA Championship team and was ranked as high as No. 12 nationally in singles and No. 5 nationally in doubles during the 1999-2000 season. Her teams won two ITA national indoor championships (1997, 19990 and ranks among Florida's career leaders in singles and doubles wins. Green was a three-time first team All-Southeastern Conference selection in both singles and doubles.
As a junior, Green was identified at 12 years old and mentored until 14 by the late Arthur Ashe. She credits Ashe for her coaching philosophy. She understands the value of a fun camp environment and encourages team based learning.
Green is active with the USTA High Performance program, USTA National Varsity Collegiate Committee, and several youth development initiatives.
Andrew Laing, Harvard's Women's Tennis Assistant Coach
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Andrew Laing entered his first year as Traci Green's Assistant in August 2015. Prior to joining the Harvard staff, Laing founded the RAMP Tennis Academy in Carson, Calif., where he worked with players of all levels including USTA gold ball champions. Before starting the academy, he spent three years as a coach for USTA Player Development at their national training center in Carson, with a focus on assisting potential top-100 professional players. Laing helped numerous players reach top-10 national junior rankings, win national championships, and attend top universities such as UCLA, USC and Stanford, among others.
Laing began his coaching career working in Palm Springs for three years under Jose Higueras at the Jose Higueras Tennis Academy working with junior and professional players from all over the globe. Laing graduated with a bachelor's degree in business at Sonoma State University where he was a four-year tennis letter winner and is excited to co-direct the Crimson Tennis Camps.
Debbie Goldfine, Harvard's Women's Tennis Assistant Coach
Debbie graduated from Harvard in 1985 and was a four-year letter winner and 3-time captain of the Crimson Harvard team.
Her teams won three ivy team championships and were ranked as high as 13 nationally. She is in her 7th year with the crimson in an assistant coaching role and is thrilled to join the 2016 Crimson senior camp staff.