Jakub Cech
Jakub Cech
Title: Assistant Coach
Country: Czech Rebublic
Height: 6-2
Year: Second Year at SCU

Jakub Cech, who is in his second year with the Bronco women's tennis team, joined the Santa Clara women's team for his first year during the 2013-14 season.  He assists head coach Ben Cabell in all aspects of the program.

Cech previously spent five seasons as an assistant coach for the Santa Clara men's tennis team. He graduated from Fresno State University in May 2008, where he was a member of the men's tennis team.

In his first year as an assistant coach with the Bronco women's tennis program in 2013-14, the team achieved a program best ranking of No. 51. The team went on to compete in the semifinals of the West Coast Conference Tennis Championships for the fifth year in a row and finish fourth in the WCC regular season standings. 

Prior to joining the Bronco team, Cech competed at the collegiate level, putting in four years at Fresno State. Cech was ranked as high as top 30 in NCAA Division 1 singles and has competed multiple times in both the individual and team NCAA Championships.  

At Fresno State, Cech played at the No. 1 position in both singles and doubles and was named their team MVP in 2006. He was awarded WAC Player of the Year honors in 2006, he earned WAC First Team honors in singles in 2005, 2006 and 2007. In 2006, he was the ITA Northwest Regional Singles Champion and the ITA West Region Arthur Ashe Award winner for Leadership and Sportsmanship in 2006. He was ranked as high as 26th in that nation in singles in 2007.

Cech played professional tennis on the ITF/ATP ciruit, achiving a ranking in both singles and doubles.

After receiving a degree in International Business from Fresno State in 2008, Cech went on to get his MBA at Santa Clara University. During his degree, the Bronco men's tennis team achieved a ranking of No. 29 and competed in the NCAA Division 1 Championships for the first time in program history.

Cech also works with advanced junior players at Eagle Fustar Tennis Academy.