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Jarod Camerota
Jarod Camerota
Title: Assistant Coach
Phone: 765-212-4889
Year: 1st
Previous College: University of Wisconsin-LaCrosse

Jarod Camerota enters his first season as assistant coach & recruiting coordinator for the women's tennis program at Northern Arizona University. 

Camerota comes from his last coaching stint, at UW-Milwaukee where he help lead Hayley Marshall to being ranked 106 in the women's Division I national rankings. Camerota coached at Jacksonville University where the women's team reached the NCAA Tournament for the first time in school history where they won the regular season and conference tournament title. As head coach, Camerota helped Jacksonville University to being ranked 69th in the country. Camerota coached Conference Player of the Year Emese Sulyos. 

Camerota was head coach of Mars Hill leading the women to a second place finish in their conference tournament. Camerota help lead Erika Pinate to being named conference player of the year twice. Camerota also served as the head coach at Georgia State. 

At Georgia State, Camerota had the men's team ranked as high as 55 in men's Division I. Camerota coached CAA Conference Player of the Year, Nejc Podkrajsek who was ranked as high as No. 69 in the nation. 

Camerota spent a year at Northern Illinois University serving as the men's and women's full-time assistant coach. Camerota also coached Conference Player of the Year Willy Gali while at Northern Illinois. Before Northern Illinois, Camerota was at Ball State. While at BSU, Camerota helped a pair of Cardinals achieve First Team All-MAC status. Ranked in the Intercollegiate Tennis Association Top 75 all the way through March 20. One of those First Team honorees—Matt Baccarani—finished the year ranked No. 30 in the ITA Midwest Regional singles rankings. Camerota helped lead Baccarani and Patrick Thompson to an All-American selection in doubles. 

Camerota has also spent plenty of time on the west coast including the summer of 2004 and 2005 working with nationally-ranked juniors at the Weil Tennis Academy in Ojai, CA. Camerota logged one season (2003) as assistant coach at Newport Harbor High School in Newport Beach, CA, while spending the 2002-03 season at the Robert Van’t Hof/Pacific Coast Tennis Academy also in Newport Beach.

Camerota spent his playing days at the University of Wisconsin-LaCrosse and earned his bachelor’s degree in business education from Arizona State University in 2002. The Kenosha, WI, native is has a master’s degree in sport and exercise psychology from Ball State. Camerota published "An examination of preactivity and postactivity flexibility practices of NCAA Division I Tennis coaches" in the Journal of Strength and Conditioning Research.