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J. Emmett Pare (January 24, 1907–October 1973) was an outstanding tennis player in early part of the 20th century and a coach at Tulane University.
Pare was a captain on the Georgetown University tennis team, and in 1928 he reached the doubles final in the NCAA Championships. He graduated from Georgetown in 1929. In 1928, he won the singles title at the Cincinnati Masters and reached the singles final again in Cincinnati in 1930.
He also won the Western Tennis Championships in 1928; also the Western Indoor Championships and the Michigan State title in 1927. In 1929, he won the U.S. National Clay Court singles title.
Around 1931, he became a touring professional; he was ineligible to play in the top amateur events. In 1934 he won the doubles title at the U. S. Pro Tennis Championships with Bruce Barnes. From 1934 to 1973, he was the head tennis coach at Tulane University. His teams won 20 Southeastern Conference team titles and in 1959 his Green Wave team tied the University of Notre Dame for the NCAA team title. Six of his Tulane players won NCAA singles championships.
He was enshrined in the Athletic Hall of Fame at both Tulane University and Georgetown University and in the Sugar Bowl Hall of Fame.