Jack Findel-Hawkins was hired as assistant coach at Vanderbilt in July 2023.
Findel-Hawkins, who earned All-America honors during his four-year collegiate career at North Florida, joins the Commodores after serving as assistant coach for the men’s team at Memphis the last two seasons.
In his first season at Memphis, the Tigers advanced to the American Athletic Conference championship match and earned a berth in the NCAA Tournament field. Memphis defeated nationally-ranked Tulane, Tulsa and UCF that spring on the way to a 16-8 finish. His efforts helped the Tigers to a 13-8 mark—highlighted by a victory over No. 13 Northwestern—and a return to the NCAA Tournament after earning the top seed at the AAC Tournament this spring.
As a student-athlete, Findel-Hawkins earned All-America honors as a senior after advancing to the quarterfinals of the NCAA Men’s Singles Championship and named the Atlantic Sun Player of the Year following his junior and senior seasons. In addition to claiming the league’s Freshman of the Year award in 2014, he earned all-conference honors in singles all four years and was selected the ASUN Player of the Week on eight occasions.
Findel-Hawkins climbed as high as No. 2 in the Intercollegiate Tennis Association rankings in doubles and was among the top 30 in the organization’s singles rankings during his career. He received an invitation to compete in the NCAA Singles and Doubles Championships three times each during that span, participating in both events his final two seasons, while he helped the Ospreys win the Atlantic Sun title and earn a spot in the NCAA Tournament in both 2014 and ’16.
Originally from Exmouth, England, Findel-Hawkins earned his bachelor’s degree from North Florida in sport management in 2017 and added a master’s degree in sport hospitality management from Memphis in the spring. He has represented Great Britain three times and earned three medals in international competition, and collected over 100 victories highlighted by five tournament titles on the professional level.