Purdue Northwest Announces Change in Leadership of Tennis Programs; Search to Begin

By: Purdue University Northwest Last Updated: May 11, 2016

Purdue-Northwest-Announces-Change-in-Leadership-of-Tennis-Programs-Search-to-BeginPurdue University Northwest has announced the resignation of head men's and women's tennis coach Tim Maluga, effective immediately.

"I want to thank Tim Maluga for his leadership of the men's and women's tennis programs for the past six seasons," Purdue Northwest Director of Athletics-designate Rick Costello said. "We appreciate Tim's years of service to our men's and women's tennis teams and wish him the best in his future endeavors."

A national search for first men's and women's tennis head coach of the newly formed Purdue Northwest Pride will begin immediately.

Maluga served as the head coach for the women's program for six seasons, taking over the Peregrines' women's team prior to the 2010-11 season. Purdue Calumet had its best two seasons in the last two years, finishing 17-12 overall and 9-6 in the Chicagoland Collegiate Athletic Conference. The women's team also captured back-to-back CCAC Tournament wins, the first two in program history. Maluga also brought in the Peregrines' best tennis player to date, Lori Haas, who became the school's second-ever CoSIDA Academic All-American in 2015 and earned back-to-back all-CCAC First Team honors.

Maluga added head coaching duties of the men's team prior to the 2013-14 campaign.

In Maluga's six seasons as the helm, the Peregrines have had 21 all-CCAC All-Academic selections, eight NAIA Scholar-Athletes, one CCAC Player of the Week and two all-CCAC First Team selections.

"While I regrettably can no longer coach these great young adults due to personal schedule conflicts, I look forward to being a big fan of theirs for years to come," Maluga said.

Purdue Calumet added men's and tennis as part of its expansion plan in 2010-11. With the July 1, 2016 merger of the athletic departments of Purdue University Calumet and Purdue University North Central, the athletic program will complete in the CCAC in 2016-17 as the Purdue University Northwest Pride, featuring 13 varsity sports.