Lins is entering his second year as the Head Men’s Tennis coach at Cumberland. In his first season he led the men’s program to a 13-7 overall record and a trip to the National Tournament.
Thiago played junior tennis in Brazil and was ranked among the 100 best junior tennis players in his home country. He earned a full tennis scholarship to play for 2 years at Seward County Community College in Liberal, KS and then transferred to Bethel University in Tennessee.
Thiago was ranked in the top 20 in Singles and Doubles during his college career and as a team they were ranked in the top 5 in the NAIA rankings and appeared in 3 straight national tournaments. After graduating college, Thiago worked at several tennis facilities, including Assistant Tennis Pro at Idle Hour Club in GA, Director of Tennis at The Westside Club in SC, Junior and Adult Tennis Coordinator at Midtown Athletic Club in GA, Head Tennis Pro for Genesis Health Clubs in Salina, KS, as well as the Student Assistant Men’s and Women’s Tennis Coach for Bethel University and assistant men’s and women’s coach at Central Christian College in Kansas.
He worked at several clinics as a special guest in Colombia, Brazil, Italy and around the US, working alongside legends of the game such as Rod Laver, John Newcombe, Roy Emerson, Mark Phillippoussis, Mark Woodforde, and several others players that were grand slam champions.
He holds USPTA, USPTR, and ITF certifications and has been teaching and coaching tennis for over 15 years.
Lins recieved his undergraduate degree in Physical Education from Bethel in 2008. He recently finished his masters degree in Sports Management in December 2018 at Cumberland University.