Inducted into the Jewish Sports Hall of Fame, 1997

A 1985 graduate of the Kingswood-Oxford School from Avon, Connecticut, Goldberg was an internationally ranked tennis player and a member of the United States national team. He was the top player in New England throughout his high school career and ranked No. 12 nationally as a high school senior. He was a No.1 player and three-time All-American at The University of Michigan and was named four times to the All-Big Ten Team. He held the school record for career singles wins, with 127 wins. He led Michigan to two Big Ten Team Championships (1987-1988) along with an NCAA Final Four finish in 1988. He reached an NCAA career high singles ranking of No.2 in 1989. He was also an NCAA Singles Finalist in 1987 and was named both the Big Ten Conference Player of the Year (1988) and Big Ten Sportsman of the Year (1989).

Goldberg maintained an ATP professional ranking for six years and achieved a career-high singles ranking of No.276 in the world. He was also a double bronze medalist at the 1989 Maccabiah Games in Israel.

He served for 12 years as assistant men’s tennis coach at his alma mater, the University of Michigan. During his tenure, he coached one All-American and eight players earned All-Big Ten honors. He also helped Michigan win the Big Ten Team Championship in 1996. He is Director of Tennis at Liberty Athletic Club in Ann Arbor, Michigan and at the Barton Hills Country Club.

Image: “Dan Goldberg, UM Men’s Tennis, 1987; BL010803.” In the digital collection Bentley Historical Library: Bentley Image Bank. University of Michigan Library Digital Collections.”