Academic Coaches

Instructors are passionate advocates of Socratic dialog, critical thinking and problem-solving, and implement creative methods to stimulate the learning process.

Carol Hagar

Head of ATA College Prep
Carol strives to develop a well-rounded student athlete by encouraging individual thought, self-awareness, and personal responsibility through academic challenges, cultural and artistic experiences, and community service activities. Her focus is to inspire a love of learning …read more

Estevam Strecker

Academy Coach / Academic Coach
Coach Estevam Strecker, a native of Novo Hamburgo, Brazil, was ranked as high as 3 in the Junior Rankings in Brazil boys 16’s. In 1998, Coach Estevam accepted a scholarship to Auburn University, where he was a 4-year letterman and 3-time NCAA …read more

Brian Notis

Director of Junior Academy / Academy Coach / Tournament Director / Junior Team Tennis (JTT) Director
Brian Notis serves as Director of Junior Academy and coordinates ATA’s Junior Team Tennis program as well as a dozen tournaments a year. He also serves as a math teacher in the ATA Educational Program. Coach Notis combines …read more

Tommy Collins

Teacher, Website and Social Media Manager, Academy Coach
Tommy Collins joined the Austin Tennis Academy staff full time after serving for two years as a part-time Academy coach while finishing school. Tommy graduated from St. Edward’s University in 2009 with a major …read more

Bryan Rutherford

Academic Coach / Math, Science
In 150 characters or less, why do you teach? Because ideas matter. We shape our ideas, and then they shape us.

Taylor Flanagan

Academic Coach - Theatre, Spanish
In 150 characters or less, why do you teach? Teaching is the most fun and rewarding job I’ve had. Helping someone understand something new is one of the best feelings in the world.

Sarah Wheat

Teacher - English/History
- BA History, Minor Spanish, University of Virginia - Three children - ...

Nathalie Misserey

Teacher - French