Women's Tennis



    Ramiro Azcui  
    Ramiro Azcui

    Position:
    Associate Head Coach

    Experience:
    19th Season


    As an associate head coach at Indiana University, Ramiro Azcui has helped coach the Hoosiers to a 338-199 (.629) overall record and an impressive 154-81 (.655) record in the Big Ten. Additionally, Azcui has coached teams to 15 NCAA Tournament appearances out of his 19 years at Indiana.

    Azcui plays a key role in the recruiting and development of Indiana's tennis players who have produced Big Ten championships. An accomplished tennis player in college and two-time MIAA Men's and Women's Coach of the Year at Northeast Missouri State (now Truman State), Azcui's commitment to excellence serves as added input to Loring and the tennis team.

    After serving as the head coach of both the men's and women's teams at Truman State, Azcui moved to Bloomington in 1992.

    Since moving to Indiana, Azcui has helped the Hoosiers win five Big Ten titles and guiding Leslie Hureau to All-America honors with her Sweet 16 appearance in the 2011 NCAA Women's Singles Championship tournament. He has been publicly acknowledged for his coaching, winning the Midwest Assistant Coach of the Year Award in 1997, 1999 and 2004. He was awarded the ITA National Assistant Coach of the Year in 2004.

    While at Truman State, Azcui compiled a three-year record of 30-24 as the men's coach and a record of 42-20 with the women's program. A two-time conference Coach of the Year with both the men's and women's programs, Azcui took a program that was near the bottom of its conference and guided it to among the league's best.

    Prior to Truman State, he served as the men's assistant coach at Baylor for one year, and was also an assistant for the men's and women's programs at his alma mater, Abilene Christian University in Abilene, Texas, for one season. Both programs at Abilene were ranked among the nation's top 10 and the women claimed third place at the NCAA Division-II nationals.

    A successful tennis player himself, Azcui was a four-year letterman at Abilene Christian University. He was named to the All-Conference squad in both singles and doubles from 1984-1987. Azcui also helped lead the team to a pair of top 12 NCAA Division-II appearances. Azcui earned academic all-conference honors for three years in the Lone Star Conference and earned a place on the Dean's List. He earned a bachelor's degree in physical education in 1987 and a master's in sports administration with an emphasis in teaching/coaching from Baylor in 1989.

    As a prep athlete, Azcui was the second-best player in his native country, Bolivia, and represented his nation in the Orange Bowl, one of tennis' premier international tournaments.

    For the past 13 years, Azcui has served as the Midwest Circuit Director for the ITA Collegiate Summer Circuit. Bloomington has played host to a midwest regional event in late July as well as the pinnacle event, the ITA Summer National Championships, which Azcui has directed for nine years.

    Azcui and his wife, Kathy, who was a collegiate tennis player at Baylor University, have a daughter, Denise, and two sons, Sean and Blake.

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