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Former Emory Coach Survives TV Show

October 15, 2008 08:00 AM

That brash, young doctor on the Survivor: Gabon TV show – Marcus Lehman – is a former assistant tennis coach at Atlanta’s Emory University.

Lehman served as the assistant coach of the women’s team during the 2004 and 2005 seasons, helping the squad to two NCAA Division III Championships and 12 individual all-America honors during the two seasons.

Now Lehman, 28, is getting attention for his impact on the highly-rated reality show. On the “Survivor: Gabon Message Board” on www.CBS.com, Lehman has received twice the number of responses than any other cast member. According to the blog, he is considered a headstrong tribal leader.

Currently working in Jacksonville, Fla. as he completes his medical degree from Emory, the former coach has a long list of accomplishments. According to CBS, he was recognized as Georgia's hottest bachelor by Cosmopolitan Magazine in 2006, He is a graduate of Harvard University, where he was on the rowing team. The single resident physician of Cuban-American descent will eventually work as an anesthesiologist after he completes specialty training, but also continues to develop his interest in medical reporting and acts as a spokesman for preventative medicine.

Lehman played tennis in high school, on the Florida juniors circuit and on college club teams.




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