LA MIRADA, Calif. — Athletic Director Dave Holmquist announced on Thursday that David Goodman has been hired as the men’s tennis coach at Biola University. Goodman was a four-time NAIA All-American and two-time ITA Assistant Coach of the Year while at perennial NAIA tennis powerhouse Azusa Pacific University.
“We were real impressed with Coach Goodman during the interview process,” said Holmquist. “He is well experienced at this level, knows the conference and has strong Christian character. He comes highly recommended and we feel he will do an excellent job as our men’s tennis coach.”
Goodman was a four-year NAIA All-American at Azusa Pacific University, compiling a 63-28 singles record and a 92-21 mark in doubles play in four seasons. After completing his collegiate career, he became a member of the coaching staff for the Cougars, helping both the men’s and women’s team reach the NAIA Quarterfinals in each of the last three seasons. He was recognized by the Intercollegiate Tennis Association as the 2010 men’s national assistant coach of the year and again in 2011 for his work with the women’s team.
“I am pleased to be the men’s tennis coach at Biola University,” said Goodman. “Biola is a great school and has much to offer student-athletes. I look forward to working with the team, building relationships, and strengthening Biola tennis to bring it to the next level in the conference and at the national stage.”
Goodman takes over for Jim Emerson, who resigned after three stints as the coach of the Biola men’s team. In his final season at the helm, Emerson guided Biola to its best season in recent memory, when then Eagles finished 28th in the final NAIA National Poll, taking games in nearly all of its GSAC matches and being swept just five times overall. The Eagles would finish 5-14 on the season and 2-12 in conference play.
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