Jakub Cech
Jakub Cech
Title: Assistant Coach
Year: Second Year at SCU
Hometown: Prague, Czech Republic

Jakub Cech completed his second season as an assistant coach for Santa Clara women's tennis in 2014-15. He assists head coach Ben Cabell with all aspects of the program.

In 2014-15, Delphine Rouvillois was named Second Team All-West Coast Conference for singles after putting together a 7-3 spring record at the No. 1 position, while Nabila Farah and Daniella Silva were named All-WCC Doubles Honorable Mention with a 7-4 spring record at the No. 1 position. The Broncos also led the conference by having five players with all-academic recognition. They finished the year at 7-12 overall and 3-6 in conference play.

In 2013-14, Cech's first season with the women's tennis program, the Broncos reached the WCC Championship semifinals for the second straight year. Katie Le was named First Team All-WCC after tying her own program record with 27 victories while Rouvillois and Stephanie Skaras were both named All-WCC Honorable Mention in singles. Chelby Cooke and Le were tabbed No. 1 Doubles on the WCC All-Tournament Team. Le headlined the WCC All-Academic list with her third straight appearance, posting a 3.80 GPA as a Computer Engineering major. In addition, Rouvillois made the All-Academic Team for the first time while Cooke and Skaras received honorable mentions for their academic achievements.

Cech previously spent five seasons as an assistant coach for the Santa Clara men's tennis team. After receiving a degree in International Business from Fresno State in 2008, Cech went on to get his MBA at Santa Clara University. While Cech worked toward his degree and coached, the Bronco men's tennis team achieved a program-record ITA ranking of No. 29 and competed in the NCAA Division I championships for the first time in program history as part of the 2011-12 season.

Cech graduated from Fresno State University in May 2008 and was a four-year letter winner in tennis. During his time with the Bulldogs, the Prague, Czech Republic native played at the No. 1 position in both singles and doubles. He received First Team All-Western Athletic Conference honors in singles during three consecutive seasons from 2005-07, First Team All-WAC honors for doubles in 2007, and Second Team All-WAC honors for doubles in 2005.

Cech was named team MVP in 2006 as well as the ITA West Region Arthur Ashe Award winner for Leadership and Sportsmanship. He was the 2006 ITA Northwest Regional Singles Champion and achieved an ITA ranking as high as No. 26 for singles in 2007. He competed multiple times in both the individual and team NCAA Championships. Cech finished his college career with a 70-40 record in singles and a 52-44 record in doubles. 

Cech played professional tennis on the ITF/ATP circuit, achieving a ranking in both singles and doubles. He also works with advanced junior players at Eagle Fustar Tennis Academy.