Q&A with Our Director, Geoff Roche

Head Men’s Tennis Coach at the University of Redlands

Do you have any nicknames?


Do you have any unusual talents or absurd things that you love?

Running and food!!!

If you can eat only one meal for the rest of your life, what would it be?


What is the latest show, series, podcast or book that you binged on?

Sports center with SVP

What is the one or more things that you take with you or do every day before you greet the team at practice? This can be something tangible or non-tangible.

Thought of the Day

What purchase of $100 or less has positively influenced your life in the past 6 months or recent memory?

Running a half marathon

Do you have a quote, phrase or motto that you use on a daily basis or during tough times? or maybe something you think of often or live your life by.

Tough times never last but tough people do.

What advice would you give a smart, driven 14 year old athlete about to enter high school and what advice should they ignore on the other hand?

Follow your passion and pursue the things that are important to you with joy and enthusiasm. Special things can happen when you do this.

What advice or realizations, do you have for people in the coaching field who are trying to achieve their team’s potential?

Build solid relationships. Everything we do is rooted in the relationships we have with others. No one cares how much you know until they know how much you care. People want to feel appreciated and valued.

Is there a moment from your youth that set you up for career in coaching?

Learning from and working with a wide array of coaches helped me to realize there are many different ways in which to be successful. You have to choose your path and do it your way. Be yourself, be genuine.

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Redlands, CA
JULY 13 – 17