Derek Myers is in his second season as assistant men?s tennis coach at Purdue, his alma mater. A two-time Most Valuable Player for the Boilermakers, Myers helped Purdue to a 14-9 overall record and a 5-5 Big Ten mark in his debut season as a collegiate coach.
?Derek clearly epitomizes Boilermaker tennis ? hardworking, focused, organized, and intelligent,? Purdue head coach Tim Madden says. ?His work ethic, discipline and focus can be admired and hopefully emulated. I feel blessed to have an assistant who so clearly reflects the goals and aspirations of the Purdue tennis program.?
Myers ended his Boilermaker career in 1999 as one of the best players in school history. The All-Big Ten player compiled a 93-57 singles record over his four years, leading the Boilermakers to three consecutive appearances in postseason play.
Myers, one of only a handful of players in school history to win 20 or more singles matches in three of his four years, was a key member of the 1999 team that finished as runner-up at the Big Ten Championships, the highest finish in school history.