Wheaton College Director of Athletics and Recreation John Sutyak '00 has announced the hiring of Pauri Pandian as the next men's and women's tennis head coach. Pandian joins the Wheaton staff after serving as an assistant coach at Brandeis University for the last five seasons.
"I'm excited to be following in the footsteps of Lynn Miller, who gave everything she had to Wheaton College and Wheaton Athletics throughout her career," said Pandian. "I will strive to do the same, and in the process, build the men's and women's tennis teams into perennial NEWMAC contenders. I'm excited about the potential for growth in both programs, and can't wait to get started with each team."
Pandian takes over for Hall of Fame head coach Lynn Miller who posted a 373-236-2 record with the women's tennis program and a 259-160 record at the helm of the men's tennis program over the course of her 35-year career in Norton, Mass.
"We are excited to welcome Pauri Pandian to the Wheaton family as our new tennis coach," said Sutyak." Pauri has a clear vision for Wheaton College tennis and I am excited to work with him as we look to regularly compete for NEWMAC championships."
"Pauri's experience as an NCAA Division III student-athlete and as an assistant coach at a high level academic institution such as Brandeis provides him with the background and knowledge to recruit and coach high achieving academic and athletic student-athletes here at Wheaton."
During his time at Brandeis, Pandian helped guide the women's team to a year-end national ranking each year, which included All-America performances from Carley Cooke '15 and Faith Broderick '13, and also aided the men's squad to numerous All-University Athletic Association (UAA) selections. Cooke finished her career as one of the most decorated athletes in school history with five All-America selections in her four years with the Judges, all under Pandian's watch.
At the conclusion of the 2014-15 academic year, Pandian was named the 2015 Wilson/Intercollegiate Tennis Association (ITA) National Men's Assistant Coach of the Year and the Regional Coach of the Year for both the men and women's programs for his efforts.
Prior to joining the Judges, Pauri was a head coach at the high school level at Beaver Country Day School from 2009-2011, where his team registered a cumulative record of 34-4. Pandia's squad won the Eastern Independent League (EIL) each year, while also winning the New England Prep School Athletic Conference title in 2009. His players were awarded 14 EIL All-Star selections, and Pauri was the 2009 Coach of the Year in the EIL.
Pauri graduated from Wesleyan University in 2008, double majoring in English and religion. A four-year starter and captain his senior year, Pauri played in every spot in the singles and doubles lineup throughout his career.
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Betty Ann Giles has been with both Wheaton tennis programs in some capacity for over 20 years.
Giles, who was formerly the head coach for the men's tennis team at Dean College, has been assistant tennis camp director at Wheaton since it's inception in the early 1980s.
Giles is a valuable member of the coaching staff at Wheaton and assists with recruiting, tennis administrative tasks and on-court coaching during match play.
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Bill Sadlowski, a nationally certified tennis instructor and experienced high school coach, returns for his ninth season with Wheaton's men's and women's tennis programs in 2014-15.
Sadlowski has served as head coach Lynn Miller’s top
assistant and recruiter since his arrival in Norton. He was
instrumental in the women’s tennis team capturing the 2009
and 2010 New England Women’s and Men’s Athletic
Conference (NEWMAC) Championship and subsequent berth in the NCAA
An English teacher for 35 years at Pittsfield High School, Sadlowski coached in the girls' tennis program from 1998-2004, first assisting the squad before heading the team.
A United States Professional Tennis Registry (USPTR) certified, Sadlowski also worked as an instructor at Berkshire West Athletic Club in Pittsfield from 2005-06.