Eduardo Rincon is in his fourth season as the assistant coach at the Capstone. Rincon, who played four seasons at Valdosta State, adds a wealth of knowledge and energy to the Crimson Tide.
"To have the opportunity to coach at a school like Alabama is a dream come true," Rincon said. "I've followed Alabama for many years now. I've been here for tennis matches and football games and it's a great place to be."
Rincon brings expertise to a young team this season. His collegiate resume includes the 2002 Mid-South Conference Player of the Year award, three NCAA Division II All-America honors and the 2004 ITA/Arthur Ashe Leadership and Sportsmanship award. He also finished his senior year at Valdosta State ranked in the top five nationally in both singles and doubles.
"Eduardo brings a lot of experience to our program," Alabama head coach Jenny Mainz said. "He has competed at the highest level and has world class playing experience. He has done an outstanding job of translating his knowledge to our players. He is a committed professional and well organized in every aspect. Eduardo demonstrates a highly developed sense of integrity in his coaching philosophy. We are fortunate to have him as a part of our Crimson Tide family and I look forward to accomplishing big things with his support."
Prior to his collegiate career, Rincon represented his native country of Colombia in Davis Cup competition from 1997-2001. He also made stops on the ATP Tour in over 30 countries world-wide where he competed against the likes of Marcelo Rios and Gustavo Kuerten and earned wins over several of the Tour's top 50 players.
His brother, Mario Rincon, is the head men's tennis coach at the University of Miami.
Rincon is married to the former Rosemary Ramsey of Port St. Lucie, Fla. and has one daughter Ana Maria.