The second wheelchair tennis clinic at Purdue University will take place on Saturday.
Brandon Lenfert begins his third season as men's assistant tennis coach at Purdue.
In 2010-11, Lenfert helped coach five newcomers in the starting lineups to 13 wins, Purdue's highest single-season win total since 2003. Two Boilermakers nabbed postseason conference honors as freshmen Szymon Tatarczyk and Mark Kovacs were named Second Team All-Big Ten. Purdue was in the national rankings for 11 weeks and also finished second at the San Diego Invitational.
In 2009-10, Lenfert helped lead the Boilermakers to the highest single-season win total for the program since 2003. Six Purdue athletes earned career-high win totals in their first season under Lenfert's direction. Lenfert and Gajdzik welcomed their first recruiting class and the 24th-ranked group according to tennisrecruiting.net in the fall of 2010.
Lenfert joined the Boilermakers after two seasons as an assistant at Northern Illinois, including last year with Gajdzik. In two years as an assistant coach for the Huskies, the Memphis, Indiana, native oversaw three first-team All-MAC selections, one MAC Player of the Year and one MAC Newcomer of the Year.
In 2009, Lenfert and Gajdzik led Northern Illinois to a second-place conference finish, which was the highest for the school since 1997. The duo also coached Northern Illinois to its first defeat of Ball State since 1974.
The 2009 Huskies received individual accolades as well. Pawel Poziomski was named MAC Newcomer of the Year and All-MAC second team. Fellow freshman Jurica Grubisic was a first-team All-MAC selection, and junior Javier Bernabe was named to the second team. The recruiting class put together by Lenfert and Gajdzik was named the No. 1 mid-major class in the country by TennisRecruiting.net.
Under the tutelage of Lenfert, Alex Friesen earned the 2008 Mid-American Conference Sportsman of the Year and was one of two Huskies named to the All-MAC first team. Additionally, the Huskies' 2008 top doubles tandem reached a national ranking of 33rd and posted an overall record of 20-8. He also helped mentor former NIU player Brian Livingston, who was named the 2008 MAC Player of the Year.
Lenfert's impact was not just felt on the court, but also in the classroom. In 2008, the Huskies recorded a team grade-point-average of 3.14 and claimed five of the 10 spots on the Academic All-MAC team.
Lenfert was a three-year team captain at Eastern Illinois University, where he played predominantly at No. 2 and No. 3 singles and No. 1 doubles for the Panthers from 2003-07. Lenfert played a key role in helping EIU to their first national ranking in 2007. He earned his bachelor's degree from Eastern Illinois in August 2007, compiling a 3.87 GPA on a 4.0 scale.
While at EIU, Lenfert was named to the Ohio Valley Conference Commissioner's Honor Roll in both 2005 and 2006. He also accepted the Panther Scholar Athlete Eastern Award in 2005 and the Merit Award in 2004.
Lenfert spent summers coaching at the University of Illinois Nike Tennis Camps from 2004-06. In 2007 and 2008, Lenfert also served as Director and Head Instructor of the Scott County YMCA Summer Tennis Clinic instructing and training junior and adult players from the Southern Indiana area.
Lenfert earned his master's degree in sport management from Northern Illinois in May.