Aug. 2, 2012
UCF Athletics Social Media Directory
By Doug Richards
ORLANDO, Fla. (UCFAthletics.com) - Jordie Kindervater has joined the UCF men's tennis staff as an assistant coach, head coach Bobby Cashman announced Thursday. Kindervater spent the last three years as an assistant coach at Buffalo.
In 2012, Kindervater helped the Bulls claim the Mid-American Conference regular-season title. Three Buffalo players earned All-MAC honors and Damien David was selected as the ITA Northeast Region Rookie of the Year. A successful student-athlete, Kindervater was a four-year letterwinner and three-year captain at Alabama.
"Jordie is a great addition to our program. He was a successful student-athlete and also helped Buffalo with his recruiting and coaching ability. We look forward to him helping us continue our growth as a program," Cashman said.
Following his graduation from Alabama, Kindervater served as the tennis coach at the Indian Hills Country Club in Tuscaloosa and the head boys and girls tennis coach at the Tuscaloosa Academy, coaching the boys to a second place finish in the state. At Indian Hills, Kindervater coached junior and senior players on a daily basis and taught private lessons along with conducting group clinics.
"I am excited to get started here," Kindervater said. "It is evident that the potential for us to succeed here is high. Coach Cashman's vision is exactly what I am looking for, and I look forward to pushing the program to new heights."
While at Alabama, Kindervater served as team captain from his sophomore season on, helping lead the Crimson Tide to an NCAA Sweet 16 appearance in 2007 and a top-10 national ranking in 2008. He was extremely active off the court as he was a member of the Student-Athlete Advisory Committee, earning him a spot on the SEC "Good Works Team" in 2007 and 2008. Kindervater was also the 2006 recipient of the Tommy Williams Scholarship, which is based on excellence in academics and athletics at the university level.
A native of St. John's, Newfoundland, Kindervater was ranked as one the top eight singles players and top five doubles players in Canada and was a five-time Atlantic Canadian Junior Champion.