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Former Drury Coach Amine Boustani Accepts Position
As Director Of Coaching For Qatar Tennis Federation
Courtesy: Drury Athletics
Former Drury University tennis coach Amine Boustani has accepted a position as the Director of Coaching and Player Development for the Qatar Tennis Federation in Doha, Qatar.
Boustani, who left Drury last winter for one season as the assistant tennis coach at NCAA Division I Virginia Commonwealth, will begin his new position next month in Doha, the capital city of Qatar, a burgeoning Middle Eastern country just off the northern tip of Saudi Arabia.
Boustani, 41, will oversee a staff of 25 national coaches and all of the national teams, from juniors up to the Davis Cup level, while working out of the Khalifa International Tennis Complex in Doha, site of the season-ending WTA Tour Championships and the Qatar Total Open.
"I'm excited about this opportunity, one that I simply could not pass up," said Boustani, a native of Morocco who spent 14 seasons as the men's tennis coach at Drury, guiding the Panthers to a 271-62 record, 11 consecutive NCAA-II tourney appearances and a national top six ranking in each of his final nine seasons.
"This could lead to opportunities within professional tennis, so I'm looking forward to the challenge."
Boustani coached primarily the women's squad at VCU last season, leading the Rams to the NCAA Tournament.