May 15, 2009
WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. – Purdue men’s tennis assistant coach Troy Hahn is leaving the program to accept a coaching position with the United States Tennis Association.
“I want to thank Coach Madden and Purdue University for the opportunity to come in and be a part of the program for the last two years,” Hahn said. “It was a great experience. I feel like I’ve grown as a person and learned a lot in tennis that will help me out in my next endeavor. I’m very thankful that I’m part of the Boilermaker family now. Even though I’m leaving, I still feel like I’m part of the Boilermaker family.”
Hahn came to Purdue before the 2007-08 season after spending two seasons coaching members of the USA Fed Cup team. The Indianapolis native also played on the professional tour before entering the coaching ranks. This season, Hahn helped direct Slavko Bijelica to 24 singles wins, which is the highest total for a Boilermaker since 2000-01. Hahn’s reach also extended into doubles, as evidenced by P.J. Rose and Branko Kuzmanovic earning the most wins by a Purdue doubles team (14) since the 2002-03 season.
“Troy’s contributions to the program were very strong,” head coach Tim Madden said. “At the same time, this is an opportunity he should not pass up. Opportunities like this don’t come along every day. He has earned this chance to work with the very elite tennis athletes in the United States. He has such a dynamic, positive personality that it feeds energy into the program. I’ve seen him work with individuals, and he brings out the best in them. He has a special gift.”
Hahn, a 2004 graduate of the University of Florida, will be coaching at the USTA Training Center in Boca Raton, Fla., where he will help develop the next group of American tennis stars.