C.J. Weber is in his fifth year as assistant coach of the University of Miami’s men’s tennis program.
Among his primary responsibilities with the Hurricanes is player development and match preparation, however he also assists with video instruction, recruiting, equipment management, travel coordination and various administrative duties.
Since arriving at the University of Miami for the 2006-07 season, the Hurricanes have had four players earn nine All-America honors.
“CJ does a tremendous job helping to develop these student-athletes,” said Hurricanes head coach Mario Rincon. “His tireless efforts are essential to the continued growth of both these young men and this Hurricane tennis program,”
Prior to working at Miami, Weber had an impressive four-year collegiate career playing for Eastern IllinoisUniversity, and then went on to pick up coaching experience at both his alma mater and the University of Illinois.
Weber spent the spring of 2006 serving as the volunteer assistant coach for the ninth-ranked Fighting Illini, coordinating practice sessions, providing on-court instruction and match preparation, overseeing fitness and conditioning, as well as providing administrative support. At Illinois, he coached three All-Americans and helped guide the team to the semifinals of the USTA/ITA National Indoors Tournament and to the “Sweet 16” of the NCAA Tournament.
He spent the 2004-05 seasons as the assistant coach of both Eastern Illinois’ men’s and women’s tennis programs, and picked up experience managing and providing instruction at summer tennis camps at both Eastern Illinois and Illinois.
In three years with the University of Illinois’ Nike Tennis Camps, Weber worked extensively with Craig Tiley — the current tournament director of the Australian Open, as well as the Director of Player Development for Tennis Australia.
As a collegiate student-athlete, Weber was a three-time all-conference selection, as well as the Ohio Valley Conference Player of the Year and Eastern Illinois’ Male Athlete of the Year as a senior in 2004 — just two years after Tony Romo, the Pro Bowl quarterback for the Dallas Cowboys. The two-time team MVP was also selected team captain as a senior and finished his career with a 44-18 singles record.
A scholar as well as an outstanding athlete at Eastern Illinois, Weber graduated with a 3.95 GPA. In addition to being named to the Dean’s List throughout college, he was also a four-time recipient of EIU’s Scholar-Athlete Award and garnered Academic All-America First Team honors as a senior, following his selection to the Academic All-America District First Team as a junior and senior.
Weber graduated with honors from Eastern Illinois in 2004 with a bachelors degree in psychology. He added a master’s degree in physical education in 2005.