Tsoubanos Takes Over

A conversation with the Vanderbilt women's tennis head coach

by Chad Bishop


NASHVILLE, Tenn. — It’s been a busy and momentous month for Aleke Tsoubanos.

After 13 years on the Vanderbilt women’s tennis coaching staff, a period which followed a memorable career as a Vandy student-athlete, Tsoubanos was promoted to head coach. She took that role after former head coach Geoff Macdonald moved into an assistant coaching position under Tsoubanos.

“It’s a great honor for me,” she said. “This is not a path that is normal, I think for anyone, to be able to be a student-athlete somewhere and come back right away and have the opportunity to coach at your alma mater – and for me to be able to do that for so long under (Macdonald) and learning from him.

“To now have the opportunity (to coach Vanderbilt) is one that I don’t take for granted and don’t take lightly and I’m super-grateful for. But I also know that it’s a great responsibility for me and want to keep things going in the right direction and be the best coach that I can for our kids.”

Tsoubanos recently sat down with VUCommodores.com to discuss the program moving forward. The entirety of that conversation can be seen above.