Grand Slam Journey

18. Agustin Moreno: Head Coach at Loyola Marymount University and Mexico Billie Jean King Cup team, life of Tennis & Coaching

January 10, 2023 Season 2
Grand Slam Journey
18. Agustin Moreno: Head Coach at Loyola Marymount University and Mexico Billie Jean King Cup team, life of Tennis & Coaching
Show Notes

Coach Agustin Moreno is currently the Women's Tennis Head Coach at Loyola Marymount University (LMU) and the Head Coach of Mexico's Billie Jean King Cup Team.
Agustin Moreno LMU webpage

Agustin Moreno was named head coach of the women's tennis program on June 28, 2015. During this short time, he has created and coached the team to achieve LMU Tennis record results and conference placements. The 2015-16 season was Moreno's first with the Lions after coming off nine-plus seasons leading South Florida's program, guiding them to a pair of conference championships and six NCAA tournament appearances.

Morena has vast college coaching experience leading teams and players to National tournaments and appearances, winning conferences, and gaining honors. Moreno's extensive coaching resume includes a wealth of international experience guiding women's and men's programs:  Mexican Women's Federation Cup Team and the Billie Jean King Cup Team, Mexico's Women's Continental Cup Team, an 18-and-under squad, Women's Pan-American Team (2004), Mexican Davis Cup Team, and the Mexican 14-and-under World Youth Cup squad in Japan.

Moreno played one season (1985-86) at Pepperdine, earning a No. 4 national ranking in doubles and helping the Waves to the national indoor title and an appearance in the NCAA Championship title match. Moreno enjoyed a successful professional career on the ATP tour, achieving a 120 ranking in singles and 40 in doubles. Moreno owns career singles wins over Thomas Muster and Petr Korda.

We discuss: 

  • Agustin's journey to tennis growing up in Guadalajara Mexico
  • Junior's tennis and ATP tour professional tennis experience 
  • College tennis at Pepperdine
  • College Tennis Coaching - LMU, USF, University of Georgia, TCU
  • Coaching Women's Tennis and the mental aspect of the game
  • Developing teams and players, NCAA tournament appearances, Conference Wins
  • College Recruiting, choosing the right college and coach to develop your tennis game
  • How to navigate difficult life and tennis situations, adaptability, life transitions, happiness, regrets
  • LMU's fantastic tennis season and some key wins, LMU defeating UCLA for the first time in history at their home courts
  • Mexico Tennis Hall of Fame Award  “Salón de la Fama del Tennis Mexicano” as the b

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