Pat Guerry


Pat Guerry

Class of 2012

Sewanee (University of the South) Athletic Hall of Fame

Chattanooga Sports Hall of Fame

  Chattanooga native Pat Guerry began playing tennis at age seven but took a serious interest beginning at age thirteen. He played high school tennis at the Baylor School and was a high school All-American. Guerry played college tennis from 1985-1989 at Sewanee (University of the South) and was a four time All-American and won the NCAA Rookie of the Year and Senior Player of the Year for Division III. He also won the NCAA Arthur Ashe award for leadership. While at Sewanee, Guerry ranked #1 in the country in Division III for all 4 years and was a two-time academic All-American. Guerry has been active in tennis with stints at the President of the USTA in Atlanta, the largest CTA in the country, President of USTA Georgia and a past board member of USTA Southern. In 1994, Guerry earned his MBA from Emory University and enjoys a career in marketing and strategy primarily in the field of healthcare. He is currently a Director of Marketing at AFLAC. He serves as Deacon at Johnson Ferry Baptist Church in Marietta, Georgia and has been active with the Cobb County Chamber of Commerce. Guerry notes that tennis is a close knit community that is always ready to lend a help where needed. He said tennis taught him to never give up and hard work has enabled him to enjoy some success on the court—a lesson that he carried into his off-court life.