Meet our Pros

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Jeff Cero

Head Men's Tennis Coach
USPTA Certified Instructor

Jeff has served at George Fox for five years, amassing a 55-29 Overall Record and 38-4 in the NWC Conference. This past season, Cero led the program to the NWC Conference Title, the 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 coached several top 500 ITF Juniors, including two NCAA Singles National Champions. He also served as the men's and women's tennis coach at Colorado Christian University. He has also coached National Pacific Northwest Junior Teams at the 18s and 16s level in 2016, 18 and 19. Before Cero started coaching, he played at Portland State from 2007-11.

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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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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 currently plays on the GFU Men's Tennis Team. Will comes with a vast amount of playing experience as a 4-time ITA All-American. He has coached several camps, classes, and lessons, and helps assist in the weekly lessons.