Petar Danolic is in his second year as assistant coach with the Red Raider men's tennis program. Danolic is no stranger to the Texas Tech courts as in addition to coaching, he is also a Tech alumnus.
Danolic played for Tech from 1996-1999 where he was the No. 1 player for the Red Raiders, was named to the All-Southwest Conference first team in 1996, and also held the No. 40 spot in the nation for singles. Danolic graduated from Tech in 2000 with a degree in exercise and sport science and a minor in psychology.
"Petar was probably my most favorite player because of his attitude and effort on the court," head coach Tim Siegel said. "He is the kind of player and person that every coach dreams of having on his team. As a coach, he is instrumental in recruiting and helping our players compete the way he did."
The five years following his career at Tech, Danolic coached at the IMG Academy, formerly known as the Nick Bollettieri Tennis Academy, where he had previously worked during the summers of 1997 and 1998. He also received certification by the USPTA and level 2 ITF certification.
In 2003, he served as the assistant women's tennis coach at the University of Arizona, where he also worked part-time in the junior program at the Ron Smith Tennis Academy. At Arizona he helped coach the top-ranked duo of Dianne Hollands and Maja Mlakar and helped lead Hollands to a top 10 national finish.
In September 2004 until his return to Tech, he was the national coach for the 18 and under boys division at the Tennis Federation of Bosnia-Herzegovina. There he also headed the junior development program, which produced some of the best European and nationally ranked junior players.
Danolic and his wife, Biljana, were married in August 2006.