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Peter MacDonald
Position: Head Coach
Alma Mater: University of Portland, 1996
Experience: 10 Years


Peter MacDonald begins his 10th season at the helm of the Gonzaga University men’s tennis team in 2014-15.


Under MacDonald, the Bulldogs have steadily improved on and off the court. MacDonald has coached one All-West Coast Conference Singles selection (Alvaro Nazal, 2013), one All-WCC Second Team Singles selection (Roman Dojak, 2010), six All-WCC Singles Honorable Mentions and four All-WCC Doubles Honorable Mentions. Academically, the program has seen four CoSIDA Academic All-District 8 selections (Roman Dojak in 2010 and Levin Guillermo from 2011-13) and 11 All-WCC Academic selections.


In 2013, MacDonald guided Alvaro Nazal to the program record of wins in a season. Nazal’s 27 victory from the No. 1 position broke the record (23) previously held by Scott Sullivan and Marco Antonio Pineda. For his efforts, Nazal was the first Zag named All-WCC since Eduarado Kohlberg (2001).


The Bulldogs have had four seventh place finishes in the WCC with MacDonald, including two of the past four seasons. MacDonald has helped Gonzaga reach the most wins (13) in a season since 1999 with 11 in 2007. The Zags have recorded three seasons with double-digit victories under MacDonald.  


In October of 2009, MacDonald and Gonzaga women’s tennis head coach D.J. Gurule were appointed Co-Directors of the Spokane Racquet Club. The Spokane Racquet Club served as the home site of men’s and women’s home matches through the 2012-13 season.


Previously, MacDonald was a private tennis coach in Portland, Ore., before joining the Bulldogs. During that time he developed a high performance junior tennis program while organizing and coordinating high performance clinics for the top players in the Pacific Northwest. As a private instructor, MacDonald helped coach several players reach national open tournaments in both singles and doubles play.


MacDonald also served as the assistant women's tennis coach at the University of Portland from 1996-98. While at Portland he helped with the technical and strategic development of the players.


MacDonald is a 1996 graduate of the University of Portland, earning his bachelors of science degree in business management.