Castro, a native of Fresno, earned Central Valley Conference tennis player of the year honors at Fresno City College in both 1991 and 1992. He transferred to California State University, Fresno, where he helped the Bulldogs to the NCAA Region VII Team Championship in 1994. He earned a bachelor of arts degree in kinesiology in 1996.
Castro served as the assistant men’s tennis coach at CSUF from 1997 through 2001. He also served as the director of tennis and head tennis professional at Copper River Country Club from 2000 to 2004.
"To be at the ground level and build an intercollegiate tennis program is a great challenge,” Castro said. “To have the opportunity to do this at a Christian university like FPU makes it that much more special. I think we can attract the right kind of student-athlete and I think we can be competitive in our first season."