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Gajar named Coach of the Year. Twice.

Greenhills varsity tennis coach Eric Gajar—also the school’s associate director of admission—picked up a pair of honors at the Michigan High School Tennis Coaches Association last week: Coach of the Year, and, well, Coach of the Year.

A word of explanation. First, Gajar was voted Division IV Boys Coach of the Year by the tennis coaches association. At the root of that honor are the eight consecutive championships Gajar’s teams have racked up.

But that wasn’t the end of the story. The Michigan High School Coaches Association then selected Gajar from among the other three tennis division coaching winners and named him Boys Tennis Coach of the Year for 2015.

Gajar is predictably low-key about the honors.

“We’ve certainly had a strong group of players,” Gajar said. “And that kind of success feeds on itself. Guys go out there and work that much harder in the off-season so they can keep doing well.”

Gajar also cited the school’s strong junior varsity and middle school tennis programs, it’s first-rate facilities, its dedicated tennis alumni who remain involved with the program, and continuity of coaching at all levels for the varsity program’s success.

Greenhills Athletic Director Meg Seng had some other ideas about the program’s success, as well.

“Eric is known for producing outstanding programs and developing athletic talent as well as personal character,” Seng said. “He’s a true professional who does things the right way.”

Gajar was feted at a banquet in Troy on Feb. 5. Seng said the honors are well deserved.

“We are truly fortunate to have Eric at the helm of our boys tennis program and we are thankful for his dedication to our school,” Seng said. “He is highly respected across the state in all tennis circles, and he is certainly deserving of this honor. We are all very happy for him.”






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