Worcester, MA --- The WPI athletic department announced today the resignation of volleyball head coach Alex Temkin. Temkin departs following a successful two-year stint with the Engineers after accepting a full-time senior information technology position with Saga Communications based in Gross Point Farms, MI.
Temkin wasted no time making his mark on the WPI program. In 2009, the Crimson and Gray opened the season by winning both the Regis Tournament and the Worcester City Championships en route to a 22-8 mark and its first NEWMAC berth since 2005. Last season the Engineers repeated as Regis Tournament championships and posted a 22-9 overall record. Temkin's squad finished fifth in the NEWMAC and defeated conference foe Smith for the first time since 1987. The back-to-back 20 plus win seasons was just the second occurrence in program history and the first in 22 years.
"While we are sad to see Alex leave WPI, we excited for him to be able to pursue this new opportunity, said WPI Director of Physical Education, Recreation and Athletics Dana L. Harmon. "The program had made incredible strides under his leadership the last two years and is in great shape for the future."
A search for a new head coach will begin immediately. For more information, please contact Associate Athletic Director Rusty Eggen at 508-831-5328 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Engineers, who did not lose a single player to graduation from last season, open up the 2011 campaign at the Regis Tournament in Weston on Friday, September 2nd and Saturday, September 3rd.