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Tennis Staff
 Stefan Pampulov

Hawai'i Pacific University alumnus and former All-American Stefan Pampulov begins his fourth season as the Head Coach of the Sea Warrior Men's and Women's Tennis teams. In the past two years, Coach Pampulov was able to assemble a championship worthy team and qualified both Sea Warrior teams for the NCAA II Championship.

During the 2007 season, Coach Pampulov led both teams to the NCAA II Championship quarterfinal round. The Men’s team fell in a close match to the eventual NCAA II Champions Lynn University and the Women’s squad finished the season in the quarter finals – an all-time best in the history of the program.

The 2008 season highlighted one of the best overall dual game records for both the men’s and women’s tennis team. Coach Pampulov led both teams again to the quarterfinal round of the national championship with the men’s team falling short of an upset against number three West Florida and the women’s team falling to Valdosta State. The men’s team finished the season with an outstanding 20-2 record and the women’s team captured a 22-8 dual match record.

As a result of his outstanding performance during the past three season, coach Pampulov was honored with the 2008 ITA Men’s Coach of the Year Award for the West Region as well as with the 2008 USTA/ITA Community Outreach Award for the Hawaii Pacific Region.

Since taking over the men’s and women's program in the spring of 2005 Pampulov has not only produced exceptional team results but has assisted many players in achieving individual titles and honors. Some of the most notable include:

2008 NCAA ITA All Academic Team Men’s Tennis
2008 NCAA ITA All Academic Team Women’s Tennis
2008 NCAA ITA Player to Watch West Region Daniel Luedi
2008 NCAA ITA Player to Watch West Region Ingrid Cseh
2008 NCAA ITA Scholar Athlete Mark Mestan

2008 NCAA ITA Scholar Athlete Hendrik Bode
2008 NCAA ITA Scholar Athlete Elena Hudzikova
2008 NCAA ITA Scholar Athlete Anastasyia Ageychik
2007 NCAA ITA Scholar Athlete Kaitlynn Brown
2007 NCAA ITA Scholar Athlete Mark Mestan
2007 NCAA ITA Rookie of the Year West Region H. Bode
2006 NCAA ITA Scholar Athlete Josephine Paulie
2006 NCAA ITA Scholar Athlete Lauren Shin
2006 NCAA ITA Player to Watch West Region A. Ageychik

Prior to taking on the Head Coaching position, Pampulov played for the Sea Warriors from 1999-2003. He earned All-America honors in 2000 and helped lead HPU to the NCAA Championship Tournament that same year. He was also one of the top-ranked players in the country in 2000, leading the Sea Warriors to a second place finish nationally in Division II 2000, 2001 and 2003.

The Dornbirn, Austria native received his Bachelor of Arts degree in International Business in 2002 and completed his Master of Arts degree in Business Administration the following year. After graduating, he stayed close to the courts as the inaugural Head Tennis Pro at Central Oahu Regional Park (CORP) and as an assistant coach for the Sea Warriors from August 2003 to May 2004. He was also the Head Coach of the Junior Tournament team at the Oahu Club in Hawai'i Kai. Pampulov has played on the ITF and ATP tour where he held ranking. He has also worked with numerous tennis professionals while playing on the pro tour and who have been ranked in the top 100 of the WTA world ranking.

Tennis Record during Coach Pampulov’s tenure
 
Men’s Tennis:
Year                Won       Lost       Pct.    National Finish
2006                9                6          .600                 -
2007                14              5          .737                 11
2008                20              2          .900                 10
2009                16              5          .762                   6
 
Women Tennis:
Year                Won       Lost      Pct.     National Finish
2006                10             10        .500                  23
2007                18              7         .720                  14
2008                22              8         .730                  14
2009                17              8         .680                  12