Jeff Trivette has already enjoyed success as he enters his fourth season at the helm of the tennis program.
Trivette was named head coach July 1, 2000 after serving one year as interim head coach. He had been the assistant coach for 10 years prior to that.
In his second season with the men’s team, Trivette guided his squad to a 9-1 mark in Southern Conference play (15-5 overall) and a tie with Furman for the conference title. He was named the league’s Coach of the Year.
The women’s team finished third in the SoCon at 7-2 (10-9 overall).
Both teams advanced to the conference tournament semifinals before being eliminated.
As interim head coach in 1999-2000, Trivette guided the men’s team to a national ranking, a 16-7 overall mark and a third-place finish in the Southern Conference (8-2). The women’s team was 7-15 overall and seventh in the SoCon (3-6)
As assistant coach in 1998-99, Trivette helped guide the women’s team to the SoCon regular-season title and a national ranking and the men’s team to a conference runner-up finish.
The men’s team has been nationally ranked twice in the Division I era and was the Big South Conference runner-up in 1992, 1993 and 1994 before winning its first conference championship in 1995. The team claimed the 1999 SoCon Championship as well.
The women’s team has been ranked nationally in two seasons as well. The Spartans were Big South runners-up in 1996 and won the league crown in 1997, rolling to a perfect 6-0 record.
In addition to working with the Spartan teams for 12 seasons, Trivette has assisted with the University’s summer tennis camp and has been tournament coordinator for the Intercollegiate Tennis Association/Rolex Summer Circuit even that is played annually at UNCG.
He is a 16-year veteran of coaching, including nine years as a tennis professional in the Greensboro area.
He was assistant men’s tennis coach at Greensboro College in 1989.
Prior to entering coaching, Trivette played at Charlotte and also competed professionally.
He earned a bachelor’s degree in exercise and sport science from UNCG in 1992 and a master’s degree in sport psychology from the University in 1994.