Azcui Honored As National Assistant Coach of the Year
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Bloomington, Ind. Indiana womens tennis associate head coach Ramiro Azcui was honored by the Intercollegiate Tennis Association as the National Assistant Coach of the Year over the weekend at the NCAA Championships in Athens, Ga.
" This is a great honor for the program," Azcui said. "It is rewarding to be recognized at the regional and national level. The award is a reflection of lots of hard work by the coaching staff, our families and the players."
After being plagued by injuries in 2003, leading to a record of 9-17 overall and 1-9 in the Big Ten, the Hoosiers made 2004 a turnaround season. Azcui helped lead Indiana to a 17-7 overall record and 9-2 in the Big Ten. Indiana also earned a share of the Big Ten regular season title and was given an at-large bid into the NCAA Championships.
Azcui just finished his 12th season at Indiana. He came to Bloomington in 1992, and has helped the Hoosiers win five Big Ten titles and to 10 NCAA appearances. This is his first ITA National Assistant Coach of the Year award, and he has received the Midwest Assistant Coach of the Year award three times, 1997, 1999 and 2004.
For the past seven years, Azcui has served as the Midwest Circuit Director for the ITA Collegiate Summer Circuit, and he has been the director for the ITA Summer National Championships, the last three years. Azcui also teaches tennis lessons for the Bloomington community.