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Jo Ann Matthews
Interim Head Coach

Jo Ann Matthews enters her first season as the interim head women's tennis coach at Albany State University.

Matthews played tennis at Auburn University from 1976-1980. After graduating from Auburn, she served as a physical education teacher and coach at Houston Academy in Dothan, Ala. from 1981-1982.

After her stint with Houston Academy, Matthews went to the Deerfield Windsor School in Albany, Ga. where she served in the same positions from 1983-1987. She then chose to utilize here tennis skills and experience in the professional ranks. Matthews was named the head tennis professional at Pine Forest Racquet Club (Albany, Ga.), where she worked from 1989-2014.

Matthews continued her professional career at another club in the southwest Georgia area. From 2014-2016, she was the head tennis professional at Grand Island Country Club in Lee County.

Matthews received her Bachelor of Science degree in Health, Physical Education and Recreation from Auburn University in 1980.