Andrew Rueb has helped Harvard to back-to-back NCAA tournament appearances (Harvard Athletic Communications).
CAMBRIDGE, Mass. – Andrew Rueb '95, a two-time Ivy League Player of the Year and former Harvard tennis captain, has been named associate head coach for the Harvard men's tennis team. Rueb has served as the team's assistant coach under Dave Fish '72, The Scott Mead '77 Head Coach for Harvard Men's Tennis, since 2007 and was inducted into the Harvard Varsity Club Hall of Fame in the spring of 2013.
Rueb has helped guide the Crimson to a 101-46 record and has coached 15 All-Ivy selections in singles and nine All-Ivy duos in doubles in his six seasons. He also led Harvard to the NCAA Tournament in 2008, 2012 and 2013. After a stellar 2011-12 campaign that saw the Crimson compile a 23-3 overall record, Rueb was named the ITA Northeast Assistant Coach of the Year, the first time a Harvard assistant received the honor in over a decade. Rueb has also been active in the academic/athletic interface in his time as an assistant coach, leading tours to help coaches familiarize themselves with Harvard and starting "back to school week" when coaches attend classes with their student-athletes.
Andrew was a standout for the Crimson, playing No. 1 singles and doubles during his career. He was twice voted the Ivy League Player of the Year in 1993 and 1995 and competed at the NCAA tournament three times. He was a four-time first-team All-Ivy recipient, twice in singles and twice in doubles. Academically, he received the prestigious John Reardon Award for Harvard's Scholar-Athlete of the year in 1995.
Rueb spent time as a journeyman on the professional tennis circuit and published an article of his travels in Tennis Week Magazine and has blogged for the New York Times about tennis. Some of his professional highlights on the ATP tour included doubles main draw at Wimbledon in 1997 and the U.S. Open singles qualifiers in 1998.
Rueb earned a Bachelor of Arts in psychology from Harvard, a Master's degree from both Harvard Divinity School and Boston University in religion and literature. Before that he served as a teaching assistant for Dr. Robert Coles' Harvard course, "The Literature of Social Reflection." He is currently an academic advisor to undergraduates and has also served as a freshman proctor.
Rueb was a volunteer assistant for Harvard during the 2004-05 and 2005-06 campaigns. Before college coaching in 2000, Andrew worked alongside Tenacity founders Andy Crane and Ned Eames to establish the first after-school program in Boston. Later, he was the Director of Public Relations for the Boston Lobsters, the World Team Tennis franchise in their first year back in Boston under owner Bahar Uttam.