Jorge Caetano was named the interim head coach for the women’s tennis team for the 2014-15 season by Athletics Director Allen Ward Monday.
Caetano, who served as a graduate assistant for women’s tennis last season during its OVC title run, is a four-year letter winner and graduate of Murray State.
A native of Niteroi, Brazil, Caetano tallied 21 singles wins and 24 doubles wins during his career from 2009-12 at Murray State. He played his senior season at No. 1 in both singles and doubles before graduating with a bachelor’s degree in environmental engineering technology. He is now pursuing an MBA.
After Head Coach Olga Elkin’s departure for Bowling Green State University in Bowling Green, Ohio, last Monday, Ward hopes that Caetano’s placement will bring a sense of normalcy to the successful team as it defends its OVC title.
“I want to thank Allen Ward for this opportunity and Matt Kelly and Mel Purcell for their support,” Caetano said, according to GoRacers.com. “Being a coach has always been my goal and I’ve enjoyed my time as assistant coach, but now I am looking forward to working with this team as the head coach. Coach Elkin left us with a talented squad and they’re ready to defend their OVC title and to improve on it.”