Matija Zgaga is in his first season as the assistant coach for the Purdue men's tennis team. He was name to his post on Aug. 15, 2013.
Zgaga most recently served as an assistant coach for both men's and women's tennis programs at Drury University in Missouri where he was from 2011-12. He also spent his springs and summers from 2009-11 as a tennis instructor at the Meadow Club in New York where he worked with players on technical skills.
Zgaga was an outstanding college tennis player at Baylor where he graduated with a degree in computer science in 2008. The native of Slovenia was a two-time All-American and played all four years in the final four of the NCAA Tournament. In 2004 with Zgaga at No. 4 singles and No. 1 doubles, and with Gajdzik on the coaching staff, the Bears won the National Championship. Zgaga was the Big 12 Rookie of the Year that season. In his career at Baylor, he reached career highs of No. 2 in the country in doubles and No. 31 in singles.
Zgaga's playing career extended beyond college. The new Boilermaker assistant represented Slovenia in the Davis Cup five times. He had a career high ITF ranking of No. 26. His highest career ATP rankings were No. 498 in doubles and No. 743 in singles.