June 20, 2008
ATLANTA – Aljosa Piric, the junior program director at the Stamford Indoor Tennis Academy, was named assistant coach for the Georgia Tech men’s tennis team, Yellow Jacket head coach Kenny Thorne announced Friday.
“I am very excited and honored to be part of the Georgia Tech family,” Piric said. “I look forward to upholding Tech’s long lasting tradition with the utmost integrity and I also look forward to helping head coach Kenny Thorne and the men’s tennis program continue to reach for the next level of athletic excellence.”
Piric replaces Josh Hausman as the team’s assistant coach. He will assist in player development, recruiting and general day-to-day activities related to the program.
“We are excited and fortunate to have Aljosa join our coaching staff at Georgia Tech,” Thorne said. “He brings the background and integrity necessary to be an extremely successful coach at Tech. Aljosa developed and directed an extensive junior tennis program in the northeast where the very top US juniors trained. He has a passion to train the total student-athlete and he came to the right place for his passion. Our student-athletes are getting a great role model on and off the court.”
A native of Bosnia and Herzegovina, Piric has coached numerous sectional champions and top level U.S. junior players while working at the Stamford Indoor Tennis Academy.
In 2000, Piric coached the Bosnian National boys 18’s and under junior team at the team European Championships in Catagna, Italy. He also coached the Bosnian National boys 18’s and under junior team at the European Individual championships in Klosters, Switzerland.
Piric graduated from the University of Richmond in 2000 with a bachelor’s degree in Business Management. As member of Spider’s tennis team, Piric played No. 1 singles and doubles and served as the team captain his senior campaign.
In 1999, Piric was selected to the Bosnian Davis Cup National team that competed against Egypt and Luxembourg in Cairo, Egypt.
Prior to attending Richmond, Piric competed in numerous European junior tournaments and was a member of the Bosnia and Herzegovina National Junior team that competed at the European Team Championships. He attended high school in Richmond, Va., where he won Virginia State High School Championships in singles and doubles.
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