David Hodge

David HodgeDavid Hodge is considered one of the most influential U.S. College pathway advisors. As an organisational leader & career coach, he oversees Athletes Agency network operations as the Director of Athletes Agency International. However, he continues to enjoy working with individual student-athletes & families through the U.S. College recruitment process. Athletes Agency International includes Aussie Athletes Agency, Kiwi David Hodge Australian CoachAthletes Agency & U.K. Athletes Agency.

The current Intercollegiate Tennis Association’s Australian Alumni Chapter President’s professional career has taken him across the world, including stops at Stanford University & the University of Colorado, the professional & ITF junior circuit, and numerous prestigious academies, schools & clubs. As a Head National Tennis Coach for Tennis Australia, David oversaw player development in Queensland for five years. In that time, the National Academy program produced 42 National Champions, 38 Australian representatives, & 11 Australian Institute of Sport players. He coached 20 players inside the top 1000 ATP/WTA rankings, 18 players inside the top 100 in Australia, & 7 players inside the top 100 ITF World Junior rankings. This group has amassed over $100 million in prize money.

David Hodge has served as Australia’s World University Games and Master’U Coach since 2007, leading his country to their first-ever medal in a University competition. He presented, coached, & contributed to publications worldwide after earning a Bachelor of Science & being an All-American at Baylor University. He has also earned Club Professional & High-Performance coaching qualifications with multiple sporting bodies and organisations, including Tennis Australia & the United States Professional Tennis Association.

As a professional player, David competed in the Australian Open & won numerous professional titles, but his passions now lie in creating opportunities for others. He enjoys philanthropic pursuits & has been heavily involved in numerous charitable projects. For over a decade, he has served as the Director of Return Serve, an organisation that has provided over 15,000 participant hours of free sports coaching & opportunities to marginalised groups. His efforts were recognized in 2016 when he earned The Australia Day Sports Award.

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