Jose Higueras joined the USTA coaching staff in 2008 after being hired by Patrick McEnroe to oversee all of Player Development’s coaching efforts. Higueras has worked with a number of the world’s best players both past and present, including Pete Sampras, Jim Courier, Roger Federer, Jennifer Capriati and Mary Joe Fernandez. He was also Michael Chang’s coach when Chang won the French Open at age 17.
As a professional, Higueras won 16 ATP singles titles and was ranked as high as No. 6 in the world. He reached the semifinals at Roland Garros in back-to-back years in 1982 and 1983, and he received the ATP Sportsmanship Award in 1983. Higueras was also a mainstay on the Spanish Davis Cup team, playing for eight years.