Andy Harader is Head Coach at Palo Alto High School for both girls and boys tennis teams. Also, for 10 years he was chairman of the Santa Clara Valley Boys and Girls Athletic Leagues. He has held positions as Secretary, Head Regional Director, and Peninsula Regional Director of the NorCal Division of the United States Professional Tennis Association (USPTA). In 2007, he was awarded the NorCal USPTA “High School Coach of the Year.”
His teaching experiences range far and wide. For over 20 years, he taught in colleges and universities including: 4 years at community colleges in San Francisco, Monterey, and Baltimore; a year at UC Davis; and 10 years at University of California at Santa Cruz.
As coach for the PALY boys and girls teams for 20 years, his teams have accrued 12 championships of local tournaments, 3 First and Third division winners of the Caifornia High School Tennis Classic in Fresno, were semi-finalists and finalists in the Central Coast Sectionals CIF (team), and in 1998 took 3rd place in the first NorCal Championships at Stanford.
Andy's formal educational experience has taken him to the East Coast, as well as abroad. He has a Bachelor of Arts Degree from San Jose State University, two Master of Arts Degrees — one from Cal State University at Long Beach and the other from the Maryland Institute. In 1978, he was awarded an “at large” full grant by the Fulbright-Hays Association to live and work in Firenze, Italia for a year.
Informally, he has three years mixed-media martial arts training, CPR and First Aid training, 20 USPTA course credits/year, USTA Sports Science course work, and a California Emergency Teaching Credential.
- 1996 DOUBLES CHAMPION: SFTC Team Mazatlan Dual-Meet, Mexico
- 2002, 1994, 1992, and 1985 CHAMPION: Soda Canyon Annual Tennis Tournament, Napa
- 1993 DOUBLES CHAMPION, Corporate Club of America Tournament, San Francisco Tennis Club
USTA Adult League
- 1996 NATIONAL Championships, Tucson, AZ — 2nd place winners
- 1996 Northern California Senior Champs at Napa, CA
- 1995 Upper Peninsula League Champs
- 1993 NATIONAL Championships, Tucson, AZ — 4th place winners
- 1993 Northern California Champs at Carmel, CA
- 1992 Upper Peninsula League Champs