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D.J. Gurule
Position: Head Coach
Alma Mater: Pacific Lutheran
Experience: 9 Years
Email: gurule@athletics.gonzaga.edu
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D.J. Gurule is entering his sixth year as the head coach of the Gonzaga University women's tennis program.

Gurule has continued to improve the Zags both on and off the court as 11 Bulldogs have earned All-West Coast Conference accolades and six players have garnered WCC All-Academic honors in his five years. Gurule has had at least one player placed on a All-WCC team in each of his five seasons and had at least two players earn WCC All-Academic honors in each of the past three years. The past two seasons has also seen the Zags earn ITA All-Academic honors as a team including eight total players who were named ITA Scholar-Athletes.

Gurule has put together back-to-back impressive seasons with the Zags posting consecutive 10-win seasons and having multiple All-WCC selections each year. Last season the Bulldogs recorded 11 wins and had a program-best four players earn All-WCC honors, including the school's inaugural All-WCC doubles selection. Also in 2009 freshman Kristina Zauere out of Riga, Latvia, set the school-record for victories with 17 and became the Zags second All-WCC second-team selection. Zauere also paired up with Agalya Kokurina to earn All-WCC honorable mention accolades in doubles.

The 2008 season saw Gurule lead the Zags to a 10-win season and also produce the program's inaugural All-WCC second team selection in Kokurina. The Bulldogs' work in the classroom also earned them a spot on the International Tennis Association All-Academic team.

Gurule had at least one All-WCC selection in each of his first three seasons at GU from 2005-07, including two players who earned conference accolades in 2007.

In October 2009, Gurule and Gonzaga's head men's tennis coach Peter MacDonald were appointed Co-Directors of the Spokane Racquet Club, the site of both the men's and women's teams home matches.

Gurule joined the Bulldogs athletic staff after working one year as a club professional at Eagle Crest Resort in Redmond, Ore. Gurule also worked for four years as the head tennis professional at Broken Top in Bend, Ore., and served three seasons as the women's tennis coach at Mountain View High in Bend.

Gurule played collegiate tennis at Pacific Lutheran University earning four varsity letters for the Lutes. Gurule and his wife, Katie, reside in Spokane with their daughter, Eliana (2008).

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