Florin Giuglescu has established a formidable reputation over the past 30 years as one of the leading tennis teachers in the New York metropolitan area.
As head coach of Baruch, he has compiled a record of success rivaled only by the star power of his client list.
He has been named the 2004 City University of New York Athletic Conference Men's Tennis Coach of the Year for leading his young student athletes through an undefeated and championship season. In addition, six of his players earned CUNYAC Scholar-Athlete Certificates for earning a GPA of 3.2 or higher during the spring semester.
His men's team have won the CUNYAC Championships in 2000, 2002, and each of the last five seasons (2004-'09)..
Giuglescu first came to Baruch in 1978, taking the reins of the men's tennis program until 1987. He returned in fall of 1996 to coach both the women's and men's teams.
His teams have won five total CUNYAC titles, including the women's team in 1997. The accomplishments of the 2002 men's team earned them a full-page article in the New York Daily News.
A Life Member of the United States Professional Tennis Registry and a Master Pro with the United States Professional Tennis Association, Giuglescu has taught both top-notch pros and absolute beginners with equal enthusiasm and effectiveness.
His professional pupils have included the likes of Barbara Potter, Silvia Hanika, Tim Mayotte, and Yannick Noah. His list of amateur students, however, is still more impressive: Don Imus, Mike Lupica, Peter Jennings, Bill Cosby, Dustin Hoffman, Arnold Schwarzenegger, Harrison Ford, and President George H. W. Bush have all taken past lessons from the Bearcat mentor.
A native of Bolgrad, Romania, Giuglescu immigrated to the United States in 1973 and became an American citizen in 1979.
He is the holder of Bachelor of Science and Master of Science degrees in Physical Education from the University of Bucharest, and has also studied at New York University and Columbia University.
As a player, he was ranked between 28th and 36th in the United States and #3 in the East in the USTA Over-40 Division between during 1983-1993.
Giuglescu speaks four languages fluently and can read in three others.