Alex O'Brien

Alex O'Brien

Fast Facts

Graduated from Tascosa in 1988

  • Won state 2 out of three years in high school
  • Finished 12th in his class academically

Graduated from Stanford University in 1992

  • Bachelor’s Degree in American Studies
  • Won the NCAA team event 3 out of 4 years
  • Won the triple crown (singles, doubles & team titles) his senior year
  • Has the record for most wins in the college tournament
  • Four time All American (three in singles, four in doubles)

Further Education

  • UCLA Management Development for Entrepreneurs Graduate
  • Texas Tech 2008 Rawls School of Banking Program
  • Completed SMU Graduate School of Banking SWGSB

Turned Pro in 1992

Career Highlights:

  • Singles Title: 1
  • Doubles Titles: 13
  • Highest Singles Ranked: # 30
  • Highest Doubles Ranked: #1 (2000)

Had victories over such players as Richard Krajicek, Mats Wilander, Brad Gilbert, Siemerink , McEnroe, Connors, Philipousis, Kuerten, Becker and Agassi.

Played on the U.S. Davis Cup team 5 times

Played on the 2000 U.S. Olympic team in Sydney, Australia

ATP World Doubles Champion

O’Brien founded the Alex O’Brien Youth Tennis Foundation in 1998 to bring tennis to those who would likely not have the resources to play tennis, the underprivileged kids in his hometown of Amarillo.

After Tennis

O’Brien owns partnership interests in LLCs, LPs and Incs including cattle, banking, oil and gas, distressed debt and normal debt. O’Brien spends the majority of his time working for the Bank of Commerce as a board member, owner and manages the day to day operations as the Bank President. O’Brien started and sold two companies (Bo Montana Construction and Littlefield Ranch). He and his wife Meg, daughter Laurel, and son Liam live in Amarillo Tx. They also spend time in Los Angeles, Ca to keep the family grounded.