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Harvard Assistant Coach Andrew Rueb Blogs for New York Times


Harvard Assistant Coach Andrew Rueb has been selected by The New York Times to provide coverage of Wimbledon in "Straight Sets", the tennis blog of The New York Times. Follow along with Andrew on

Andrew Rueb, a two-time Ivy League player of the year and former Harvard tennis captain, returned to Harvard in September 2007 to serve as the assistant coach. Rueb, who finished his second stint as a coach for the Crimson in 2008-09, has helped guide Harvard to a 30-17 record and has coached seven All-Ivy selections in singles and four All-Ivy duos in doubles in his two seasons. He also led the Crimson to the NCAA Tournament in 2008.

Rueb joined the Harvard staff after serving as the tennis director at the Belmont Country Club. He directed and ran all operations from staffing, to running the pro shop, budgeting and on-court programming at one of the most prestigious country clubs in New England.

Rueb was a volunteer assistant for Harvard during the 2004-05 and 2005-06 campaigns. He also served as tennis director at the Heritage Swim Club for four years and was the director of community relations for the Boston Lobsters, a world team tennis franchise. In 2000, he worked along side Tenacity founders Andy Crane and Ned Eames to establish the first after-school program in Boston. He taught tennis as well as math and language skills to sixth grades from the Boston public school district in a free after-school program.

Andrew was a standout for the Crimson, playing No. 1 singles and doubles during his career. He was twice voted the Ivy League Player of the Year in 1993 and 1995 and competed at the NCAA tournament three times. He was a four-time first-team All-Ivy recipient, twice in singles and twice in doubles. Academically, he received the prestigious John Reardon Award for Harvard's Scholar-Athlete of the year in 1995.

Rueb spent time as a journeyman on the professional tennis circuit and published an article of his travels in Tennis Week Magazine. Some of his professional highlights on the ATP tour included doubles main draw at Wimbledon in 1997 and the U.S. Open singles qualifiers in 1998.

Rueb earned a Bachelor of Arts in psychology from Harvard College, a Master’s degree from Harvard Divinity School in religion and literature and served as a teaching assistant for Dr. Robert Coles' Harvard course, "The Literature of Social Reflection."