(New Orleans, La.) Loyola University New Orleans head men’s and women’s tennis coach Zubin Engineer has accepted the head men’s tennis coaching position at the University of Southern Mississippi as announced by Wolf Pack Athletic Director Dr. Michael Giorlando today.
Engineer played an instrumental role in reinstating both the men’s and women’s programs. He spent four seasons coaching the Loyola women’s tennis team and three with the men’s team. In his inaugural season, Engineer led the women’s squad to four victories and a fifth place finish in the GCAC.
"I want to thank Zubin for his dedication and service to Loyola University. He was very instrumental in the reinstatement of our tennis programs,” said Dr. Giorlando. “Under his leadership, the men’s and women’s teams have grown and improved, while excelling in the classroom. We wish him continued success and the best of luck in his future endeavors."
At the conclusion of the 2013 season, five student athletes from the men’s and women’s tennis teams received various honors under Engineer’s tutelage including an SSAC All-Conference First Team selection, an SSAC Freshman of the Year, three SSAC All-Academics and two Champions of Character. Engineer’s coaching also helped produce a No. 17 ranked men’s tennis player in the NAIA South entering the new season.
A national search for a new head men’s and women’s tennis coach is underway.