Piric to Step Down as Miami Men’s Tennis Head Coach

Piric to Step Down as Miami Men’s Tennis Head Coach

CORAL GABLES, Fla. – Aljosa Piric announced Tuesday that he will step down as the University of Miami’s men’s tennis head coach at the conclusion of the 2024 season.

Piric has accepted a position as Director of High Performance and Recruiting at Tennis Innovators Academy in White Plains, N.Y.

“I am so grateful for my time at Miami and incredibly appreciative of everyone who played a role in this unforgettable experience my family and I have been fortunate enough to be part of,” Piric said. “Special thanks to Blake James and Dan Radakovich for affording me this amazing opportunity to coach the Hurricanes.

“To all my players, coaches, administrators: thank you. My family and I are sad to leave Miami and all those that have welcomed us with open arms, but we are excited to move back to New York to be close to family. I am personally excited to embark upon a new challenge — to coach, develop, and mentor players that have dreams of reaching a higher level, and ultimately play college tennis. My family and I will always cherish our time here. We will always be Miami Hurricanes.”

Piric is currently serving his eighth season as head coach at Miami, where he owns a record of 103-80, including four NCAA Tournament appearances in 2018, 2019, 2021 and 2022. He earned his 100th win as UM’s head coach on March 7 against Pennsylvania.

In the classroom, the Miami men’s tennis team placed a program-record five student-athletes on the 2023 All-ACC Academic Team and in Fall 2023, the Canes recorded the highest fall GPA in program history (3.44).

Prior to arriving in Coral Gables, Piric was the head coach at Old Dominion for five seasons and an assistant coach at Georgia Tech for three seasons.

“We want to thank Aljosa for his dedication to the Miami men’s tennis program over the past eight years,” Vice President/Director of Athletics Dan Radakovich said. “We wish him and his family all the best.”

The Canes (10-10 overall, 2-7 ACC) next face NC State at the Neil Schiff Tennis Center on Friday at 3 p.m.