(Carlisle, Pa.) - Dickinson College has announced the hiring of David Bojalad as the new head coach of the Red Devil men's and women's tennis programs. Coach Bojalad brings a wealth of coaching experience and a strong tennis background to Carlisle.
Bojalad has spent twelve years as a head tennis coach at two Division III institutions in California, Whittier College and Occidental College. He also served as an assistant at Claremont-Mudd-Scripps before taking over the program at Occidental. At both Occidental and Whittier, coach Bojalad was a proven recruiter, developing nationally-ranked teams during his tenure. He was twice recognized by tennisrecruiting.net with top-25 recruiting classes, earning a #16-ranking in 2012.
Following two years as the assistant coach at Claremont-Mudd-Scripts, Bojalad was named the head men's coach at Occidental in 2002. In 2005, he accepted the position of head men's and women's tennis coach at Whittier, and was elevated to Director of tennis while remaining the head coach of the men's program in 2010. In 2012, the men's team finished 25th in the nation and was ranked 17th by the Intercollegiate Tennis Association (ITA).
Coach Bojalad was a four-year member of the Occidental College tennis team. In 1993 and 1994, he was named a team captain and received back-to-back All-Conference honors. He earned a B.S. in Psychology and received a masters degree in Kinesiology/Sports Psychology from San Diego State University. Coach Bojalad is USPTA Certified Pro Level I.
Both Dickinson's men's and women's teams earned bids to the Centennial Conference playoffs last season with the women posting a thrilling 5-3 victory at Franklin & Marshall to advance to the semifinals.