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Jasmin named assistant women's tennis coach

Former Clemson volunteer joins Blue Raider staff

August 28, 2012 · @MTAthletics

MURFREESBORO, Tenn. - Middle Tennessee head women's tennis coach Shelley Godwin has announced the hiring of Guilherme "Gui" Jasmin as the program's assistant coach beginning with the 2012-13 campaign.

"We are very excited for Gui to join the women's tennis program here at MTSU," Godwin said. "He brings invaluable experience both as a player and a coach. He will be a tremendous asset to our team on and off the court as we are working to take this program to new heights."

Jasmin comes to the Blue Raiders after spending a year as a volunteer assistant with the women's tennis program at Clemson. The Tigers finished 17-9, including a fourth-place finish in the ACC with an 8-3 mark to garner a No. 25 national ranking by the Intercollegiate Tennis Association.

"I am thrilled about the opportunity to be joining the MTSU athletics program," Jasmin said. "I'm excited to come alongside Shelley in her efforts to build this tennis program into a national contender."

Prior to taking the job at Clemson, Jasmin served as an assistant men's and women's coach at West Florida, where he earned the 2009 Division II ITA South Region Assistant Coach of the Year honor by the ITA as the women's squad captured its 10th Gulf South Conference crown. He helped guide four Argonaut squads into the top eight of the national rankings. With UWF, he was responsible for recruiting, schedule and practice planning, travel and other on-court tasks.

As a player at Barton County Community College (Kan.), he rose to as high as No. 39 in the national singles rankings, posting a 15-4 record. He advanced to the quarterfinals of the 2005 NJCAA Division I Men's Tennis National Championships. He also accumulated an 18-1 doubles ledger, moving into the Top 15 national rankings and defeating higher-level competition, including a victory over NCAA Division I Wichita State.

Originally from Brazil, he earned his bachelor's degree in business of sport management in 2008 and a master's degree in physical education, both from West Florida. He also received an associate's degree from Barton County in 2005.

In Brazil, he attended Colegio Argumento and was the top ranked player in the city of Niteroi. He was listed as one of the Top 10 players in the state of Rio de Janeiro, where he won numerous singles and doubles tournaments. He was coached by former tour pro Domingos Venancio and former ATP champion Thomaz Koch.

As an undergrad at Barton County and West Florida, Jasmin worked with the sports information office for a combined four years.

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