Peter MacDonald enters his third season as the head men's tennis coach at Gonzaga University.
MacDonald joined the Gonzaga athletic department after four years as a private contractor for Pro Pete, Inc. in Portland, Ore. While working as a private contractor, MacDonald developed a high performance junior program and organized and ran high-performance clinics for the Pacific Northwest's top tennis players. Through his work as a private contractor, MacDonald has helped coach several players to victory at several national open tournaments in both singles and doubles play. Prior to his work as a private contractor he was a head tennis professional in Gresham, Ore. MacDonald has 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.
Prior to his first season at the helm of the Bulldogs, Gonzaga posted a 5-17 record. The Zags continued to improve under MacDonald's guidance, posting a 6-22 record in 2006 and an 11-16 record in 2007. The Bulldogs' 11 victories in 2007 marked the most wins for the program since Gonzaga posted 13 wins in 1999. In 2007, the Zags were also named an ITA All-Academic team, saw six Bulldogs named ITA Scholar Athletes and were recipients of the NCAA Public Recognition Award. All three accolades marked program firsts.
MacDonald is a 1996 graduate of the University of Portland, earning his bachelors of science degree in business management.