FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
NORTH ANDOVER, Mass. – Merrimack Director of Athletics Jeremy Gibson is pleased to announce the hiring of Alex Loyer as the interim head coach of the men's tennis team, joining the program for the upcoming 2017 season.
"We are very excited to welcome Alex to Merrimack College and to our men's tennis program," said Gibson. "Alex's experience as a student-athlete and instructor will be a great benefit to the program."
A three-year assistant coach and former student-athlete, Loyer arrives on campus after spending the last five years at UMass Boston. Loyer served as an assistant coach on both the men's and women's staffs beginning in 2014. He helped lead the men's program to three Little East Conference (LEC) Championship berths, including two trips to the league finals during his tenure.
In addition to on-court responsibilities, Loyer maintained scouting reports and practice plans, implementing new singles and doubles drills. He organized youth events, coordinated recruitment efforts and promoted the UMass Boston tennis program at various events and showcases.
As a player, Loyer served as a two-year captain during the 2011-12 and 2012-13 seasons. Loyer led the Beacons to their first LEC Tournament Title in 23 years as a senior, clinching the victory at third singles. The Chelmsford native was pivotal in the program's 14-win campaign and trip to the Division III NCAA Tournament. He posted a 15-3 singles record and a 14-4 doubles mark, winning 29 matches overall.
Loyer also has served as the Tennis Director at the Wayland Swim and Tennis Club since last May. In this position, Loyer manages a staff of seven instructors, maintains all tennis facilities and oversees the operating budget. Prior to Wayland, Loyer worked in a similar position for four years at the Chelmsford Swim and Tennis Club.
Earning Intercollegiate Tennis Association (ITA) Scholar Athlete honors in 2013 as well as a spot on the 2013 LEC All-Academic Team, Loyer graduated cum laude from UMass Boston in 2013, earning his Bachelor of Arts in History.
Information for this release provided by the Merrimack athletic communications staff
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