George Dieffenbach

Your tennis coach has a wealth of experience. For three decades, George Dieffenbach was the sole name affiliated with Pitt the tennis program. His legacy has seen numerous feats, including the 2012 season when he achieved his 500th career victory in a 6-1 win over Bucknell on Feb. 4. Coach Dieffenbach concluded his tenure with the men’s program with a 189-157 record from 1976-95 and has collected another 318 wins at the helm of the women’s team since 1981.

With 318 victories he is Pitt’s all-time winningest coach on the women’s side. He has also led the Panthers to 24 Big East Championship berths. Most recently he guided Pitt to it’s highest-ever finish in the conference tournament, after clinching a first round victory over Cincinnati (4-3) during the 2008-09 season. The Panthers finished seventh overall that year.