Jaguar Women's Tennis Coaches Twelfth Place NJCAA National Tournament 2012
2000 National Champion
Mohamed ‛Reda’ Nait Omar
Head Men’s and Women’s Tennis Coach
Mohamed “Reda” Nait Omar, now in his fifth year as head coach for the women’s tennis team, took the helm to rebuild the program’s winning tradition. The 2010 team finished second in Region 17 of the National Junior College Athletic Association, and the Jaguars’ No. 1 singles champion won the region’s Most Valuable Player Award. In 2012, Coach Reda got the team to the NJCAA national championship tournament for the first time in many years, where the team finished 12th in the nation. He also won the 2012 Intercollegiate Tennis Association Region 4 Coach of the Year for women’s tennis.
Reda returned the men’s team to the NJCAA national championship tournament in 2011. GPC finished in seventh place, bringing home the national championships in No. 1 singles and doubles and the runner-up trophy in No. 2 singles. In addition to producing two All-Americans and the conference Player of the Year, Coach Nait Omar was named the Intercollegiate Tennis Association Region 4 Coach of the Year.
As a native of Morocco, where he is a former No. 1-ranked junior player, Nait Omar represented his country in many tournaments. His involvement in tennis has allowed him to travel to many international clubs and resorts all over the world. Moving to the United States, he obtained a scholarship to the Rick Macci International Tennis Academy to train as a professional.
At the conclusion of his professional circuit career, he worked under director and touring pro Stan Smith at Sea Pines Resort in Hilton Head Island, S.C. Relocating to Georgia in 2001, he has developed an outstanding reputation in the Atlanta area for his coaching talent and natural rapport with junior players. He served as assistant coach at GPC one year before taking over the men’s head coach position.
He has coached several nationally ranked and international players, helping many to obtain college scholarships and the skills to play at a professional level.
Nait Omar lives in Johns Creek with his wife, Denise, and their daughter, Zaina.