Bringing more than 25 years of coaching experience to LMU, Sergiu Boerica joins the Lions' coaching staff for his second full season as an assistant coach with LMU women's tennis.
In addition to working with Coach Sanchez on all aspects of the women's tennis program, Boerica serves as the director of the Mid-Winter Classic, which is played annually at the LMU Tennis Center in December. Boerica works to promote both tournaments to LMU's student body, faculty, and staff.
Former head coach of both the men and women's programs at Northern Arizona University, Boerica accumulated Division I coaching records of 15-12 with the women's team and 16-8 with the men's, the best record for the NAU men's team since 1990. The women's team finished second in the Big Sky Conference and the men's squad finished third during the 2000 season. The women's team also received ITA All-American Academic award.
Prior to leading the Northern Arizona programs, Boerica served as the assistant coach for the men's team at Pepperdine. He helped the Waves to a 23-8 record in 1998-99 and a top-20 national team ranking. Doubles partners Kelly Gullett and John Hui, who Boerica worked with, reached the quarterfinals of the NCAA Individual Championships and were named All-Americans.
Boerica also has experience as head coach of Division III-Chapman University, Huntington Beach High School, as Director of Tennis for OCTMS at the Balboa Tennis Center in Encino, Calif., and with his company, HC Tennis.
At Chapman University (1992-98), Boerica helped the program transition from Division II to Division III. In 1993 he put the program back on the courts for the first time since 1988. The number one player, Deborah Denio, qualified for the NCAA Championships Individual tournament in 1996, when she finished ranked 26th in the nation and in 1997 when she finished 19th in the nation. Denio was the first female tennis player to make it the NCAA Championships in Chapman's history.
With HC Tennis, Boerica has worked with adults and juniors who are interested in enhancing their skills in a fun environment. Several juniors have started to play satellite and open junior tournaments after about three years of training.
A 1993 graduate of Long Beach State with a bachelor of arts in physical education, Boerica resides in Hollywood, Calif.