With over 30 years of playing and coaching experience, Jeremy Loomis has an abundance of knowledge about tennis and experience with player development. Coach Loomis is currently the head women's tennis coach at Swarthmore College. Under his watch, Swarthmore has earned its highest national ranking (#14), won 3 Centennial Conference Championships and has qualified for 5 NCAA Division III Team Tournaments and 8 NCAA Division III Singles Championships.
Coach Loomis is a Professor of Physical Education at Swarthmore College specializing in racquet sports. He teaches the only class in Racketlon in the country which is a combined racquet sport event that involves table tennis, badminton, squash, and tennis. He also runs the only Racketlon tournament in the Philadelphia region at Swarthmore College. As a competitive tennis player growing up, Loomis was a top ranked junior tennis player from the Mid-Atlantic area and played #1 singles and #1 doubles for the University of Maryland. After graduating, he earned an ATP world ranking in doubles and was a mixed doubles gold medalist in the World Maccabiah Games. He recently started playing tournaments again and was ranked #1 in the Middle States/ Philadelphia District in the 35 and over division in 2010.
Coach Loomis began his coaching career overseas in Jakarta, Indonesia where he helped train the Indonesian Junior National Team. After a year, he returned to school and earned a master's degree in Exercise Science from Miami (Ohio) University and helped the men's tennis team to 2 consecutive conference championships. He then took the helm at his alma mater (Maryland) and was the head coach of the men's team and assistant coach for the women's team team. While performing his coaching duties, he also completed an M.B.A. from the R.H. Smith School of Business. Prior to starting at Swarthmore College, he spent one year as the assistant women's tennis coach at Duke University. In that year, the Blue Devils ended the year with a #6 team national ranking, won the ACC regular season title, and had 2 All-American singles players and an All-American doubles team.
He is a resident of Swarthmore, PA with his family, Jill and their 7 year-old son, Chance.