WHITTIER, Calif. – Rob Coleman, Whittier College Executive Director of Athletics, announced the hiring of Quinn Caldaron as the new Director of Tennis who will Head both the Men's and Women's tennis programs.
"Quinn's experience as a Division III student-athlete and his love for the game make him a perfect fit for Whittier," Coleman said. "He will relate to our players well and will be a great asset in getting both programs moving back up in the National Rankings."
Quinn joins the Whittier College coaching staff after spending six years at Cal Lutheran, where he was named the Intercollegiate Tennis Association (ITA) Assistant Coach of the Year back in 2012 as the assistant men's tennis coach. During that time he coached a number of junior players including Marcos Giron (Division I National Champion and Currently Ranked 386 ATP) and Clare Liu (15 Years Old and is Ranked 536 WTA and has wins over two Top 100 WTA Players).
He is a graduate of Cal Lutheran University where he attended from 2001-05. During his playing career he was a National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) Division III All-American (2005), NCAA Division III National Singles Semi-Finalist (2005), finished No. 7 in the NCAA Division III National Singles Standings (2005), was named the Southern California Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (SCIAC) Player of the Year (2005), and won the United States Tennis Association Pacific Northwest Scott Eden Sportsmanship Award (2001).
"This is a great opportunity that Whittier College has offered me" said Caldaron. "I'm excited to work with the talented men and women of the tennis programs here at Whittier. The coaching staff and I are looking forward to bringing both teams back into the national rankings and soon be a staple name for elite tennis in Division III."