OXFORD, Ohio—Miami University head women’s tennis coach Anca Dumitrescu resigned her position with the RedHawks effective July 3.
“I want to sincerely thank Anca for her tireless efforts as our tennis coach here at Miami,” said Miami University Director of Athletics David Sayler. “She has embodied what we would like to see from all of our programs in that she has graduated her student-athletes and won multiple MAC championships. We will certainly miss her talents, but respect and support her decision to be with her family full time.”
Dumitrescu, who was named head coach on August 23, 2010, spent four seasons guiding the RedHawks, amassing a 64-36 overall record and a 30-2 Mid-American Conference mark. Miami won four regular-season MAC titles under Dumitrescu, extending its streak of regular-season conference titles to six straight, and captured MAC Tournament crowns the last two seasons, while also advancing to the NCAA Tournament in 2013 and 2014.
Dumitrescu became just the second in program history to capture MAC Coach of the Year honors three times in a career (2011, 2012, 2014). She mentored seven players who earned a combined nine All-MAC awards, including five first-team honors, as well as 2012 MAC Player of the Year Stephanie Danesis and 2014 MAC Freshman of the Year Andreea Badileanu.
“I would like to thank the entire Miami family for their care and support for me and the program these past four years. I have truly felt at home in Oxford and Miami will always be very close to my heart,” said Dumitrescu. “I have had the opportunity to lead an incredible team as part of a very special family. While I have decided to take some time to focus on my baby daughter, I will always be grateful to the University and the Athletic Department here at Miami.”
Dumitrescu and her husband have a daughter, Maria Cristina, born in August 2013.
Miami will begin a nationwide search for a head coach immediately.