Staff Spotlight: Jason Sinkoff

Posted by March 2, 2015 • Share:

Originally posted in March 2015, this post has been updated for 2016.

Jason Sinkoff will be our Head Tennis Coach for all 3 Sessions this summer! He’ll also be serving as our Assistant Program Director and helping with Assistant Coach development. 

Jason Sinkoff is currently the head men’s tennis coach at Wagner College, a Division 1 school in Staten Island, NY.

Before beginning his head coach role at Wagner, he served for three years as the Men’s Tennis Assistant Coach at San Diego Mesa College where he also worked as the Director of Operations for the Women’s Basketball Team and as an Assistant Coach with the Women’s Tennis Team.

Sinkoff - photo 1His responsibilities included creating conditioning routines, strategic point play, recruiting, as well as operations and logistics.

In his first two years with the men’s tennis team at Mesa College, Jason helped lead them to Final Four and Elite 8 finishes, as well as a conference title.

In addition to coaching at the collegiate level, Jason has coached youth at summer camps in the San Diego area and worked as the Tennis instructor at a residential camp in Wisconsin.  In 2009 he served as the Assistant Coach for the boy’s tennis team at Torrey Pines High School.  That team won their conference title as well as the San Diego CIF Div 1 Title and sent graduates to compete at the collegiate level at UC Santa Barbara, Princeton, University of Arizona, UC Santa Cruz, UC Davis, UC San Diego, and Pomona College.

Before he became a coach, Jason played tennis at Torrey Pines High School (San Diego, CA), Palomar College, and Hofstra University and was a Team Captain on his high school and college teams.

At Torrey Pines, Jason was named a two-time San Diego Union Tribune Scholar Athlete, and named to the All-City and All-Palomar League 1st Teams during his senior year.  At Palomar College he played #1 Singles and Doubles and was voted Team Captain and Freshman MVP while obtaining a 4.0 GPA.  He then transferred to Hofstra University to play Division 1 Men’s Tennis, was elected Team Captain for 3 years, Intercollegiate Tennis Association Scholar-Athlete, CAA Commissioner’s Academic Award recipient, and Senior MVP. Jason graduated in 2012 with a BBA in Marketing and a Minor in Management.

Jason is extremely excited to be joining the staff of JCC Maccabi Sports Camp. He competed at the JCC Maccabi Games three times, 2002 Montreal, 2003 Houston, TX (Silver Medal in Doubles), and 2004 Boston, MA (Gold Medal in Doubles). In 2010 he competed in the Men’s Open Division representing Team USA at the Maccabi Australia Games and won a Bronze medal in Doubles.  His goal is to become a Tennis Coach for the 2017 Maccabiah in Israel.

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