Harry Jadun Named Assistant Men’s Tennis Coach
 
 
 
 
June 16, 2017

EAST LANSING, Mich. – Michigan State men’s tennis head coach Gene Orlando has named former Spartan All-American Harry Jadun as the program’s new assistant coach.

A four-year letterwinner from 2011-15, Jadun was a part of the first Spartan doubles team to earn All-America honors in school history, as he advanced all the way to the semifinals of the 2015 NCAA Championships along with partner John Patrick Mullane.

Jadun was a volunteer assistant coach the past two seasons for the Spartans.

“I'm very excited and proud to have Harry Jadun as our new assistant tennis coach at Michigan State,” said Orlando. “He's a great coach and an incredible leader and motivator. Most importantly, he's a Spartan who understands our great university and the culture that we have here in East Lansing. He has been our volunteer coach the past two seasons and has done a phenomenal job. Harry has a passion and desire to see our student-athletes grow as good character men and will do everything he can to help the program succeed. I'm excited for the future of our program.”

“This is an amazing opportunity for me, not only to coach at my alma mater, but to coach for someone like Coach Orlando, who has spent more than 25 seasons here and is nationally respected throughout the world of collegiate tennis,” said Jadun. “It’s feels great to be a member of the full-time staff and I’m so pumped to be able to help Coach O move this program along. As a volunteer assistant coach, I got a better idea of the day-to-day operations of the program and what Coach O was working on. From a coach’s perspective, it’s understanding that the priority is not only the growth of our players on the court, but more importantly, off the court.

 

 

“I would like to thank Coach O and the Michigan State administration for believing in me as a person. I would also like to thank Tom Walker and Mike Flowers in helping me grow as a coach for the past two years.”

Jadun excelled in doubles for the Spartans, winning 82 doubles matches overall during his career. He also won 49 singles matches. Jadun ended his career in thrilling fashion, becoming one of just three All-Americans in program history after he and Mullane won three matches in the NCAA Doubles Championships in 2015. Jadun and Mullane knocked out the No. 2, No. 28 and No. 14 seeds en route to the semifinals, and the duo ended the season with a record of 21-15, including 8-1 in the Big Ten and 10 wins over ranked opponents. Overall, Jadun’s 26 doubles wins led the team that season.

During his sophomore season in 2012-13, Jadun helped the Spartans to their first-ever NCAA Tournament appearance and recorded a victory at No. 6 singles in the first-round matchup against Tulsa.

A three-time Academic All-Big Ten selection, Jadun graduated in 2015 with a bachelor’s degree in English.

A native of East Lansing, Jadun was a three-time captain and four-year letterwinner at East Lansing High School. He won an individual state title as a junior and helped the Trojans win the team state championships during his freshman and sophomore years. Jadun was a three-time all-state honoree and earned all-conference and all-district honors all four years.