Director of Tennis and Men's Tennis Head Coach, Ryan Redondo enters his eighth season at the helm of the Tigers' program in 2017-18.
This past season, Redondo coached two players in the national top 25 for the first time ever, earning the Tigers their first birth into the ITA Fall National Championships in Akram El Sallaly and Bernardo Oliveira. El Sallaly and Oliveira won the prestigious Battle in the Bay Classic defeating top teams from USF, California, TCU, and UCSB. El Sallaly and Oliveira also reached the finals of the $100,000 ATP Fairfield Challenger becoming the only current student-athletes with eligibility to reach a professional championships match on the Challenger Tour. Redondo also coached four Tigers that were elected to the Davis Cup competition.
In the past two seasons, Redondo led the Tigers into the WCC Championships with a sixth-place finish. In 2016-17, Redondo coached the Tigers into the national rankings, holding at the #52 spot in the ranking period. The Tigers also defeated the #27 ranked UCSB along with seven other teams in the published national rankings. Redondo also coached Sem Verbeek to a singles’ season record of 20-2 and 10-0 in WCC play with a national ranking high of #55 singles and #40 doubles. Verbeek earned the 2016 ITA Rafael Osuna National Sportsmanship Award, WCC Player of the Year, Male Sportsmanship, and Post-Graduate Award, ITA Northwest Senior Player of the Year and Most Improved Player of the Year, ITA Northwest Arthur Ashe Jr. Leadership Award, University of the Pacific Amos Alonzo Stagg Scholar Athlete of the Year Award twice, and the Health and Exercise Science Program Student of the Year.
In the spring of the 2016-17 season, Redondo coached the Tigers into the top 75 national rankings for two ranking periods and finished #6 in the ITA Northwest Region. The Tigers defeated then #38 ranked and WCC Regular Season Champion, University of Portland in WCC play. Redondo coached an ITA All-Academic Team, Four All-WCC Honorees, and Miguel Diaz, who received All-WCC Academic Honors.
In his first two years in the West Coast Conference, Redondo's Tigers advanced to the semifinals of the WCC Championship in back-to-back seasons and have 23 dual match wins. In 2015-16, Redondo was named WCC Coach of the Year and coached the WCC Player of the Year in Sem Verbeek. Redondo guided the Tigers to a 14-12 record in 2015-16, including a 6-3 mark in WCC play and three wins over ranked teams.
Leading the Tigers to 13 dual match wins in 2013-14, Ryan again coached the best young player in Pacific’s league. Miguel Diaz was named the West Coast Conference Freshman of the Year, along with All-WCC Honorable Mention honors, while Sem Verbeek picked up All-WCC Second Team honors. The doubles team of Daniel Alameh and Marlon Brand were named to the All-WCC Second Team. Under Redondo, Verbeek was the first Tiger player to advance to the ITA Regional Finals.
In 2012-13, Redondo was named Big West Conference Coach of the Year in addition to being honored as the Wilson ITA Northwest Region Coach of the Year. After finishing 8-15 in 2012, the Tigers bettered their win total by eight, finishing 16-9 overall in 2013. Redondo's Tigers’ entered the national rankings at No. 66 on March 12 and stayed in the ITA poll for the majority of the season's final two months. He led the Tigers to a 4-2 mark in Big West play, tying for third place, and guided them to the championship match of the Big West Tournament as the No. 3 seed. Redondo also coached Pacific to a victory over No. 60 Santa Clara on March 9. Four Pacific singles players earned Big West All-Conference honors in 2012-13, along with one doubles team. Sem Verbeek was named Freshman of the Year. He has led the Tigers to 37 wins in his first three years as head coach of the Tiger program and has had the team in the championship match of the conference tournament twice.
Prior to coming to Pacific, Ryan spent the last three years as an assistant to Gene Carswell at San Diego State. His responsibilities included recruiting, developing practice and competition schedules and managing budget operations. Prior to his stint at San Diego State, he spent two years playing on the USTA, ITF and ATP professional tours. He also spent time during the past year coaching privately in the Rancho Sante Fe, Calif.
Redondo was a three-time letter winner at San Diego State from 2002-04. He earned All-America honors as a sophomore and junior and is one of the top players in Aztec history. In 2003, he earned a spot in the NCAA Doubles Finals with partner Oliver Maiberger. He began his collegiate career at Pepperdine, transferring to the Aztec program for his sophomore season.
As an Aztec, Redondo collected many accolades. In 2002, his first season after transferring from Pepperdine, Redondo teamed with Maiberger to reach the quarterfinals of the NCAA Doubles Championship and helped the team win the National Collegiate Indoor Championship, the program's lone national championship. In 2002-03, Redondo and Maiberger posted an outstanding 31-8 record, including 21 wins against ranked opponents. They finished the season ranked No. 1 in the country after winning four matches in four days to reach the NCAA Doubles Finals where they lost to Illinois' Brian Wilson and Rajeev Ram. Redondo earned five All-Mountain West Conference selections, and still holds the program record for double victories with 59 while teaming with Maiberger.
Outside of Pacific, Redondo is also a USTA Northern California Junior Team Coach, working with younger players since 2010. In 2014, he led the Northern California Maze Cup team to a victory over the Southern California team for the second straight year and the third time in the 40-year history of the event. He was also named the 2013 Northern California Junior Team Coach of the Year by the ITA. From 2010-13, he was a USTA Target Market Initiative Director, where he was responsible for a $100,000 grant intended to promote the growth of tennis to the youth in the greater Stockton area. Redondo is also the Chairman of the Northern California Collegiate Varsity Committee, which helps bridge the gap with the USTA and ITA.
In addition to his coaching duties, Ryan played a pivotal role in the development of the Eve Zimmerman Tennis Center and Clubhouse, raising over three million dollars for the construction in 2016-17. Since 2012, Redondo has served as a Northwest Regional Committee Member and was on the Regional Chair from 2015-17.
Redondo helps serve the community outside of his other duties. The Tigers earned the ITA Community Service Award in 2018 for the service they displayed out in the community. The team recruited a seven-year-old, Dreidyn Rivera, to the University of the Pacific men’s tennis program through their partnership with Team Impact. Redondo also conducted an outreach and collected donations for the United States Virgin Islands hurricane relief at Pacific and via the ITA. He has also partnered with the San Quentin Athletic Program to conduct tennis drills and exhibitions with inmates at the San Quentin Penitentiary for the past couple years. Redondo has been serving the community since 2010 through many different charities and organizations, locally and internationally.
Ryan earned his Bachelor of Arts degree in Religious Studies in 2010 from San Diego State University. He currently resides in Lodi, California, with his wife, Marisa, and three children, River (10), Leif (4), and Saelah (3).