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An outstanding recruiter with unrivaled knowledge of the game and passion for teaching, the 2015-16 season marks the 15th illustrious year for Paige Yaroshuk-Tews as the head coach of the University of Miami women’s tennis team.
The program’s all-time winningest coach, Yaroshuk-Tews has turned the Miami Hurricanes women’s tennis program into a household name nationally, leading Miami to the NCAA’s Elite Eight in eight of the last 12 seasons. She boasts an overall career record of 285-85 (.770) and an ACC career record of 104-21 (.832). As a result of her unparalleled achievements, Yaroshuk-Tews was inducted into the UM Sports Hall of Fame in 2012.
Yaroshuk-Tews’ desire to make Miami a national title contender on a yearly basis has helped the program consistently flourish with all-conference and All-American talent. The Hurricanes have not only made the NCAA Team Championship in each of her 15 years as head coach, but have also won at least one NCAA match every season. UM has also qualified for the ITA National Team Indoor Championships 11-straight years. Yaroshuk-Tews annually brings in some of the top prep talent, reloading year in and year out for a program consistently ranked among the nation’s best.
Prior to joining the Miami staff, Yaroshuk-Tews worked at the United States Tennis Association (USTA) Player Development Headquarters in Key Biscayne, Fla., as a traveling coach with the top U.S. junior players. Before her USTA appointment, Yaroshuk-Tews played professionally in satellite and challenger events. A Miami native and Killian High School graduate, Yaroshuk-Tews stood out among Florida juniors. In the Girl’s 18 Division, she held the No. 1 ranking in Florida and the No. 8 spot nationally.
Yaroshuk-Tews went on to star at UCLA, where she was a four-year letter winner and two-time ITA All-American. The Bruins made the NCAA Team Championship and finished in the top 15 all four of her seasons on the team, including a trio of top-10 finishes. She made an immediate impact as a freshman in 1993, playing No. 5 singles and No. 2 doubles for UCLA, who finished No. 13 in the nation. Her junior year, in 1995, Yaroshuk-Tews played No. 3 singles and No. 3 doubles for the Bruins, who concluded the year sixth in the country after reaching the Elite Eight. Individually, Yaroshuk-Tews made the NCAA Singles Championship and finished ranked No. 78 nationally.
As a senior in 1996, Yaroshuk-Tews played No. 2 singles and No. 1 doubles for the Bruins, who made the Final Four and ended the season ranked fourth. Yaroshuk-Tews won the PAC-10 Indoor and Outdoor Doubles Championships with partner Keri Phebus and achieved ITA All-America and All-PAC-10 honors in both singles and doubles. The Bruins’ top tandem was ranked as high as No. 1 in the nation during the 1996 season and finished No. 3, while Yaroshuk-Tews achieved a singles ranking as high as No. 13 and closed at No. 21. She made the round of 16 of the NCAA Singles Championship and the quarterfinals of the NCAA Doubles Championship. In addition, Yaroshuk-Tews was honored with UCLA’s “Champs Award,” given to the school’s most inspirational female athlete, and was named the team’s Most Valuable Player. She was also appointed to the Rolex/ITA Collegiate All-Star Team.
Yaroshuk-Tews graduated from UCLA in 1996 with a bachelor’s degree in sociology, while earning PAC-10 academic honors. She began UM’s graduate studies program in elementary education during the spring of 1999.
Yaroshuk-Tews is the daughter of Ernie and Carol Yaroshuk. Her father was a member of the University of Miami baseball team from 1961-63, and was inducted into the UM Sports Hall of Fame in 1992. He holds the third highest batting average (.448) in the program’s single season history. Yaroshuk-Tews and her father form the only father-daughter duo in the UMSHoF.
On Jan. 10, 2004, Yaroshuk-Tews was married to Scott Tews. The couple lives in Palmetto Bay, Fla., with their daughter, Emma, and son, Landon.
Aljosa Piric (Al-O-sha PEEr-itch) came to Coral Gables after five seasons with Old Dominion University, where he was named the 2016 Wilson/ITA Coach of the Year for the Atlantic Region. In his last two seasons in Norfolk, Va., he led the Monarchs to a 37-8 record, propelling the mid-major team from unranked to a season-high No. 28 ITA mark in 2016.
A native of Bosnia and Herzegovina, Piric is familiar with the Atlantic Coast Conference after serving as an assistant coach at Georgia Tech for three seasons, where he helped the Yellow Jackets to the NCAA Sweet 16 and a No. 13 ranking in 2011. Piric also has been a Bosnia and Herzegovina Davis Cup Team member, directed the Stamford Indoor Tennis Academy in New England and was the top singles and doubles player for the Richmond Spiders while in college.
In his second season at Miami, Piric led the Hurricanes back to the NCAA Team Championship for the first time in seven years, where the Canes blanked in-state foe North Florida to cap their winningest season since 2011. Miami finished the season 15-13 overall, picked up four ACC victories - most since 2014 - and posted a phenomenal 12-2 home record for its highest win percentage at home since 2006. The Hurricanes notched four ranked victories, two against top-25 opponents, and were ranked top-50 nationally eight times over the course of the season before closing out the year at No. 42 in the Oracle/ITA rankings. For the first time in program history, three Hurricanes earned All-ACC honors - freshman Adria Soriano (Second Team), senior Christian Langmo (Third Team) and freshman Bojan Jankulovski (Third Team).
Piric, who was hired by ODU in June 2011, led the 2015-16 Monarchs to the championship match of the 2016 Conference USA Tournament, posting a 21-5 overall record and ending the season ranked No. 48 in the Oracle/ITA Collegiate Tennis Rankings.
Only adding to the esteemed coach’s resume, Piric was tabbed to help out the 2014 Bosnia and Herzegovina Davis Cup team. In an impressive showing on April 10, while serving as team captain, Piric’s Bosnian squad defeated Finland in the quarterfinals of group play in thrilling fashion by the score of 3-2. He also led Bosnia and Herzegovina in a 5-0 win against Lithuania, and advancment to the Group 1 of the Davis Cup competition in 2016.
Piric graduated from the University of Richmond in 2000 with a bachelor's degree in business management. As a member of the Spiders tennis team, Piric played at No. 1 singles and doubles and served as team captain his senior season.
In 1999, Piric was selected to the Bosnian Davis Cup National team that competed against Egypt and Luxembourg in Cairo, Egypt.
He attended Mills Godwin High School in Richmond, Va., where he won the Virginia High School State Championship in both singles and doubles. He and his wife, Jessica, have two children: daughter, Mila, and son, Luca.