Clemson Tigers Official Athletics Site
Clemson Tigers Official Athletics Site

John Boetsch

Position: Head Coach

Boetsch has served three seasons as Clemson’s Head Coach, and was on staff as an assistant coach since 2008, compiling a 29-46 overall dual match record and 8-30 in ACC play during his three seasons. He coached two All-ACC selections and three All-ACC Academic selections as the program’s ninth head coach.

Boetsch was named the ITA Carolina Region Assistant Coach of the Year in 2014, after helping lead the Tigers to a 21-9 record, the program’s first 20-win season since 2007. Also during Boetsch’s tenure on the staff, Clemson returned to the NCAA Tournament, advancing to the second round of the national tournament in back-to-back seasons in 2013 and 2014. It was the program’s first berth in the NCAA Tournament since 2007.

“I’m proud to represent Clemson and the men’s tennis team as head coach,” said Boetsch. “There is a long line of former players and coaches who have made Clemson into a respected program, and I want to thank all of them. I’m grateful to Dan Radakovich, Natalie Honnen and the athletic department for this incredible opportunity, and I’m excited to get started. Go Tigers!”

In addition to serving his first five seasons as an assistant coach and the past three as Associate Head Coach, Boetsch has also been the Tigers’ recruiting coordinator for the past eight years. He recruited three players that earned a combined four All-America honors in 2013 and 2014, Hunter Harrington, Yannick Maden and Dominique Maden. In addition, Boetsch coached Harrington and Dominique Maden to the semifinals of the NCAA Doubles Championships in 2014.

Boetsch also played a primary role in the recruitment of Alex Favrot, a native of Lyon, France who arrived in Clemson in the fall of 2015 after a highly-decorated junior career. As a freshman in the spring of 2016, Favrot led the Tigers with a team-best 16-9 dual-match record, playing all but three matches at No. 1 singles.

Prior to his arrival in Tigertown in 2008, Boetsch spent one season as an assistant coach at Louisville. He has also worked as 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.

The native of Fort Mill, S.C. played for the Tigers in 2003 and 2004 after spending the first two years of his college career at Erskine College. At Clemson, Boetsch garnered First Team All-ACC honors as a junior in 2003, and helped lead the Tigers to the NCAA Quarterfinals his senior season in 2004.

Boetsch earned a bachelor’s degree in Marketing from Clemson in 2004, and a master’s degree in Youth Development Leadership from Clemson in 2011. He received his USPTR professional certification in 2006.

Boetsch and his wife, Catherine, were married in January of 2006. The couple has three children, Anderson (9), Jane (4) and Emily (1).