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 David Bojalad
Whittier Coaching Accomplishments


The Poets finished the season ranked No. 9 in the West Region and was Nationally ranked as high as No. 26.  They also landed Julian Seneviratne on 1st Team All-Conference, while Patricio Carregha gathered 2nd Team honors helping lead the Poets to a 12-7 record.


Helped lead the Poets to a 5th place finish in SCIAC and a 7-14 overall record.  The match of the year was against Whitworth where the Poets upset the regionally ranked team 6-3.


The 2009 season was highlighted by a No. 12 ranking in the West Region, an all-conference honoree and the program's first win over rival Occidental. Bojalad landed junior Sean Robertson on the All-Southern California Intercollegiate Athletic Conference second-team (the first of his tenure) and recorded more wins (15) than in his previous three seasons combined (14).

Whittier had a season-high five match win streak from March 23 to March 30 where it defeated Pacific (Ore.), Puget Sound, Erskine, Lakeland and Franklin. Whittier also had a win streak of three matches to open the season and a four-match win streak which featured two wins, in two locations, on the same day.

On February 28 the Poets earned the program's first ever win over Occidental and later that same day beat St. John's (Minn.), 6-3.

Other Coaching Accomplishments


Coached at Occidental College where he amassed an 11-27 record


Began his coaching career as an assistant at Claremont-M-S.  He was with the Stags for two seasons before he returned to his alma mater.

Other Accomplishments

Bojalad graduated from Occidental in 1994 with a Bachelor's degree in Psychology.  While at Occidental he was a four-year member of the tennis team and was the team captain and Most Valuable Player his senior year.

From Occidental, Bojalad then went on to receive his M.A. in Kinesiology specializing in Sport Psychology from San Diego State University.

He is a United State Professional Tennis Association (USPTA) Professional and integrates a mental conditioning approach into his coaching philosophy along with a firm feel for the biomechanics and strategy for high level performances.

Bojalad resides in Pasadena, Calif., and is the father of identical twin boys, Hunter and Harrison.