Greg Byrne's Wildcat Wednesday
Andres Carrasco
Position: Volunteer Assistant Coach
Hometown: Cabrils, Barcelona, Spain
High School: Santana High School

Andres Carrasco enters his first year as volunteer assistant coach. The Wildcat standout brings his leadership and experience to the team.

"It is great to have him as a coach because he was a former player for us," said head coach Tad Berkowitz. "He understands what we want as coaches and also has a goood understanding of what it takes to be a top Pac-12 student athlete."

In his time at Arizona, Carrasco tied teammate Jason Zafiros for most singles wins in both the 2008-09 (13) and 2009-10 (18) seasons. His longest singles winning streak came in the 2008-09 season with seven consecutive victories beginning against New Mexico State University and ending with then No. 27 Washington. Carrasco also earned Pac-10 awards including Pac-10 All-Academic Honorable Mention in 2009-10 and Second Team Pac-10 All-Academic in 2008-09. He was the only Wildcat to advance to the quarterfinals of the Pac-10 Championships Singles Flight in the 2008-09 season.

The Barcelona, Spain native's most memorable moment as a Wildcat came in his sophomore season when he upset then No. 127 Richard Wire of Stanford.

"I have so many extraordinary memories but if I have to choose one, it would be when I clinched against Stanford. Those 20 seconds I realized I won and the whole team was sprinting towards me to celebrate. It was unforgettable," Carrasco said.

Carrasco has an undying love for Arizona that has led him to return as a coach after graduating in 2011. "It means absolutely everything [to be a Wildcat]. This school has given me everything I ever dreamed of. I am so honored and proud to be a Wildcat and will always be thankful to everyone who made this possible."