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 Carlos Vargas

Carlos Vargas enters his 18th year as an assistant coach for the Aggie tennis teams. In addition to his coaching duties, Vargas also serves as an instructor in the NMSU School of Physical Education, Recreation and Dance and he gives lessons to Las Cruces area junior players at the NMSU Tennis Center.

Working primarily with the men’s team, Vargas has coached 11 different players to all-conference accolades and eight different doubles teams to that honor.

This past season, Vargas guided Roman Stoisavljevic and Eduardo Salas into the doubles national rankings. The duo spent two weeks at No. 52 and in the process became the first ranked Aggie doubles team since Marc Legris and Sesar Obieta appeared at No. 39 at the end of the 2000 season. The two were named to the All-WAC Second Team for their doubles play in 2008.

Vargas also led Gustave Diep to his second straight second team all-conference selection in singles. Diep was also named the ITA Mountain Region Rookie of the Year in 2007 under Vargas’ direction.

This past year Vargas guided the Aggie men’s team to a 13-7 record and they advanced to their second semifinal appearance at the WAC Championships in three seasons.

In 1999, Vargas was honored as the Region Seven Assistant Coach of the Year after leading the men’s team to a 17-7 record.

A native of Caracas, Venezuela, Vargas came to the United States in 1980 to play tennis at the New Military Institute in Roswell, N.M. As a sophomore at NMMI, he was named the Broncos’ Most Valuable Player when he played at the No. 3 singles position.

After two years with the Broncos, Vargas accepted a scholarship at Arkansas State. There he played both No. 1 singles and doubles for two years. He graduated from Arkansas State in 1985 with a bachelor’s degree in business administration.

Vargas resides in Las Cruces. He has two sons, Emilio and Estefano.