BOCA RATON, FL - Florida Atlantic University has named Marcella Hora-Cava its women's tennis head coach. Hora-Cava joins FAU after 26 years at the professional level as a player and coach. "We are thrilled to have Marcy joining our staff," said Craig Angelos, FAU's athletics director. "She has a rich history of tennis in this community while growing up in Delray and playing at the collegiate level at the University of Miami. She is going to do a tremendous job here."
Prior to FAU, Hora-Cava served as a tactical police officer for the Boca Raton Police Department and helped coordinate and budget the Police Athletic League (PAL). Hora-Cava's experience as a tennis coach included working with PAL, as well as at the Meadow Club in Southampton, New York and the Boca Raton Resort & Club.
Hora-Cava also has a distinguished background as a player. She competed internationally playing in nine countries and 20 states and was a member of the University of Miami tennis team. While at UM (1998-2002), Hora-Cava was a two-time Big East champion and NCAA participant and served as the 2001 team captain. Hora-Cava earned her Bachelor of Science degree in communications where she had a double emphasis in criminology and photography.
Prior to her time at UM, Hora-Cava held national rankings since the age of 12. She was named the Palm Beach Post and Sun Sentinel Player of the Year and was named the "Player of the Month" numerous times.
Hora-Cava was born and raised in the Boca Raton/Delray Beach area and married Matthew Cava in August.