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Meet our GFTC Staff

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Jeff Cero

Tennis Director of GFTC
Head Men's Tennis Coach
USPTA Certified Instructor

Jeff has served at George Fox for 6 years, amassing a 71-35 Overall Record and 48-4 in the NWC Conference. The team has won back to back NWC Titles in 2021 and 2022, and has consecutive NCAA Tournament Appearances. In 2022, the Men's program reached as high as 11th in the Nation, and Cero was named NWC Coach of the Year. In 2021, Cero led the program to the NWC Conference Title, Elite 8 in the NCAA Tournament, and Year-end ranking of Number 8 in the Nation. He was named the Wilson/ITA West Region Coach of the Year.


He also served as a Junior Coach at the IMG Academy. He also served as the men's and women's tennis coach at Colorado Christian University. He has also coached several National Pacific Northwest Junior Teams. Before Cero started coaching, he played at Portland State from 2007-11.

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Luis Rojas III

Junior & Adult Tennis Coach

Luis was a part of the GFU Men's Tennis Team in 2021-22. He comes with a vast experience of teaching Junior players all over the Portland area, California, and Mexico. Luis also competed four years at Linfield University, and was a NWC All-Conference player.

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Emily McDonald

Junior & Adult Tennis Coach

Emily McDonald currently plays on the GFU Women's Tennis Team. Emily comes with a vast experience of teaching Junior players all over the Portland area, both through the USTA and through the Sherwood Tennis Youth program.

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William Leach

Junior & Adult Coach

William Leach was a part of the GFU Men's Tennis Team from 2017-2022. Will comes with a vast amount of playing experience as a 6-time ITA All-American. He has coached several camps, classes, and lessons, and helps assist in the weekly lessons.

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Madison Swaney

Junior & Adult Tennis Coach

Madison join the GFTC Staff after four years at Biola playing for the Women's tennis program. She served as Team Captain her Senior Year.

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Ellie Mangan

Junior & Adult Tennis Coach

Ellie Mangan currently plays on the GFU Women's Team, and serves as both an Adult & Junior Coach in the program. Ellie has coached in a multitude of camps, programs, and takes part in leading the weekly lessons at GFTC!

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Joe Vece

Junior Tennis Coach

Joe joins the GFTC Staff after competing for the Newberg High School Boy's Tennis Team. Joe was a member of the Varsity team for two years, and a Pacific Conference Finalist in Doubles in 2021.