Martin Blackman will succeed Patrick McEnroe as the U.S. Tennis Association's general manager of player development.

The USTA announced the appointment Monday.

Blackman is a former player who trained as a junior alongside Andre Agassi and Jim Courier with coach Nick Bollettieri. He won the USTA boys' 16s national title and was a member of two NCAA championship teams at Stanford. As a pro from 1989-95, Blackman reached a career-best ranking of 158th in 1994.

Blackman later coached at American University, then was director of a junior training center in College Park, Maryland. He worked for the USTA for two years before leaving in 2011 to start a tennis academy in Boca Raton, Florida.