Jimmy Chau began his time as an assistant coach in 2005, making 2017-18 his 13th season as a Lewis & Clark coach.
Since 2015, Chau has been named the West Region Assistant Coach of the Year twice, most recently following the 2017-18 season. Also the 2015 winner, Chau has helped to rebuild the Pioneers tennis program into a regional contender and assisted the women's team in winning the 2016 Northwest Conference championship, Lewis & Clark's first since 1979. Chau has also coached multiple All-Americans, most recently during the 2016-17 season.
A native to Portland, Chau competed in three years of varsity tennis at Lewis & Clark (his fourth year was spent overseas) and was named the captain and MVP his senior season in 2001. He was selected as an ITA Scholar-Athlete All-American while playing for the Pioneers and graduated with Delta Mu Delta honors in Business and Economics.
Outside of his team coaching duties, Chau coaches at various camps around the area, teaches classes and co-directs Nike Tennis Camps held at Lewis & Clark College.