Jacob Braig, a 2012 graduate of the College, enters his first season as an assistant coach after spending the pervious four years as a player for the Tribe.
"The program and myself
are very fortunate to have a former player, who understands Tribe tennis and
the College of William and Mary as well as the standards and values that we aim
toward," Daub said. "Jacob will be an excellent recruiter that can pull on his
past experiences at the College. He embodies the qualities and traits as a
people person that will elevate our program in the eyes of the people who
follow us and those that look to be associated with us."
During his time at
W&M, Braig received the President's Award for athletic
leadership, service and dedication in 2011. On two occasions (2009 and 2012),
he was honored as the Tribe's Pride and Tradition Award for work ethic and commitment
to the Green and Gold program. As a senior, Braig received CAA Doubles Team of
the Week honors on Feb. 15, 2012 and competed in the 2011 ITA Atlantic Region
Championships. He was selected by the coaching staff as a W&M
representative to the Student Athletes Across the Conference organization from
apart of the Tribe program once again means a great deal to me," Braig said. "I
am both motivated and excited to work with this great group of guys that I know
holds huge potential. I am looking forward to working with Coach Daub and
the Tribe family in moving this program to a championship level."
joining the Tribe program, Braig spent one season at Christopher Newport. He
was named an ITA Scholar-Athlete honoree and helped CNU to a No. 24 nationally
ranking in NCAA Division III and its first appearance in the NCAA Tournament.
Braig also was a representative for Christopher Newport at the Student Athletes
Across the Conference organization in 2007-08. A captain at Jamestown High
School in Williamsburg for three seasons, Braig was one of the top players in the
state of Virginia and the Mid-Atlantic region.
Along with his playing career, Braig spent three years as a lead instructor for
the Peak, Performance, and Developmental Tennis Camp as well as an instructor
and camp counselor for the Nike Tennis Camp in Williamsburg. He served as an
instructor and night manager at Black Creek Park in Yorktown, Va. During his
time at Black Creek, he managed facility accounts, organized match schedules
and was responsible for upkeep of facility.
Braig earned his degree from William and Mary in marketing and government in May of 2012.