J.J. Whitlinger Named Volunteer Assistant Coach

Sept. 19, 2005

J.J. Whitlinger, son of Cardinal head men's tennis coach John Whitlinger, today was named a Volunteer Assistant Coach for the men's tennis program. The younger Whitlinger is a recent graduate of St. Mary's College in Moraga, Calif., where he was a four-year member of the Gael's tennis program.

'I am looking forward to having J.J. join our staff,' said John, now in his second year as the Cardinal's head coach and 20th year coaching the Stanford men's tennis program. 'He has grown up with the Stanford tennis program and it will be great having him work with me and the team.'

J.J. earned a bachelor's degree in Politics from St. Mary's in June, 2005. He was an All-Conference doubles player, team captain as a senior and the team's Most Inspirational Player as a sophomore and junior. He attended Menlo-Atherton High School before attending St. Mary's.

The Whitlingers played together as a father-son doubles team and were ranked as high as No. 3 in the country a few years ago. John, of course, is a former NCAA singles and doubles champion for Stanford who took over for Dick Gould as the team's head coach in 2004. John had been as assistant coach to Gould for 18 years before taking over as head coach.

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