Eduardo Garcia is one the advisors at USP. He took the time to answer some questions for us. He has not been with USP for long but has a lot of experience in Tennis from being a college tennis coach and has already had great accomplishments with USP clients. He explains how the recruiting process is different for every person and gives some tips on how to advance in the recruitment process. Eduardo leads his students to success while always maintaining a positive attitude and we are so happy to have him on our team. Continue reading to learn more about Eduardo Garcia.
USP: Tell us about your background. Where are you from?
Eduardo: I was born in New Orleans, Louisiana but I grew up in Managua, Nicaragua.
USP: Where did you go to college?
Eduardo: I went to Loyola University New Orleans.
USP: Who have been your strongest influences in life?
Eduardo: My mom and my dad have been the strongest influences in my life. They have taught me the importance of hard work, respecting others, being positive, and having determination. They also instilled a belief in me that I can achieve anything I set myself to do, and to never give up no matter the circumstances.
USP: What led you to this career? How did you end up at USP?
Eduardo: I played and coached tennis in college, which is how I first learned about USP. As a college coach, I attended several USP Showcases and was always impressed by the level of professionalism from the events and the entire staff. It is an honor for me to now be part of this team!
USP: How long have you been at USP and what has been your proudest experience since working with us?
Eduardo: I am relatively new to the team; I have been working with USP for three months. My proudest experience so far was coaching The Orange Machines at the USP Winter Showcase. I couldn’t have asked for a better group of players, and the energy they brought to the event really made it feel like a College Tennis Championship!
USP: What is the main mistake you see in the recruiting process?
Eduardo: One of the main mistakes I’ve seen in the recruiting process is players losing opportunities simply for not responding to coaches emails on time. It is extremely important for players to reply quickly once you’re in communication with a college coach. By doing so, the coach will know the player is very interested and the player can also get ahead of other recruits who may not respond in a timely manner.
USP: What is your most important advice for a student and for the parents?
Eduardo: Understand that the recruiting process is different for every person and you shouldn’t compare yourself to others. Try to start as early as possible and trust your advisors. It is very important that players and advisors build a good relationship, and that players are very honest about what they are looking for in a school. Know that the advisor will do everything in his or her hands to find the best option possible for you!