|Position:||Associate Head Coach|
John Boetsch is in his seventh season at Clemson, including his second as the Tigers’ associate head coach. Boetsch served as an assistant coach his first five seasons with the program, and has been the staff’s recruiting coordinator all seven seasons.
Boetsch was honored for his contributions to the program in May of 2014, as he was named the ITA Carolina Region Assistant Coach of the Year for the 2013-14 season.
The program has made great strides since Boetsch’s first season in 2008-09. Under his watch, the Tigers advanced to the second round of the NCAA Tournament in 2013 and 2014, returning to the national tournament in 2013 for the first time since 2007. The team finished in the top 25 of the final national rankings the past two seasons as well. The program also saw four players earn All-America honors in doubles in the two years, including Hunter Harrington and Dominique Maden, who advanced to the semifinals of the NCAA Doubles Championships in 2014.
Boetsch came to Clemson from Louisville, where he spent one season as an assistant with the Cardinals.
Boetsch is not a stranger to the program as he is a 2004 graduate of Clemson and was a two-time co-captain. He was named to the All-ACC First Team as a junior in 2003, and helped lead the Tigers to the NCAA Quarterfinals in 2004. In his two seasons at Clemson, Boetsch was 44-21 in singles and 41-20 in doubles.
The Fort Mill, S.C. native spent the first two years of his college career at Erskine College in Due West, S.C., where he was a team co-captain in 2002 and garnered All-Carolinas-Virginia Athletic Conference honors in 2001 and 2002.
Boetsch earned a bachelor's degree in Marketing from Clemson in 2004, and earned a master’s degree in Youth Development Leadership from Clemson in 2011. He received his USPTR professional certification in 2006. Boetsch was a staff professional at the Charlotte Tennis Academy, an assistant professional at the Barclay Downs Swim and Racquet Club and the head tennis professional at the Palmetto Tennis Center.
Boetsch and his wife, Catherine, were married in January of 2006. The couple has three children, Anderson (7), and Jane (3) and Emily (newborn).