Assistant Academy Director Nate Emge is a native of Evansville, Indiana. Nate was ranked in the top 25 of the U.S. juniors, and participated on the ITF circuit, reaching the finals in doubles at the International Hard Courts in 2001. Prior to that, Nate was the Florida 3A singles and team champion. A graduate of the University of Kentucky, Nate played as high as #1 and reached a U.S. collegiate singles ranking of #41 in 2007. During his time at Kentucky, Nate also played several futures events on the USTA Pro Circuit and earned an ATP doubles ranking. After graduating, Nate was an Assistant Coach at Michigan State University from 2008-2009 before moving to New York and joining the Sportime staff. Nate was named Assistant Academy Director of JMTA in 2012.