Cheney, Wash. – After seven years at the helm of Eastern Washington University's men's tennis program, Darren Haworth will step down from his post at the conclusion of his contract on June 30, 2014.
"Darren has run a very solid program in his time at Eastern," said Pamela Parks, Senior Associate Athletic Director and Senior Woman Administrator. "He was a very hard worker and really cared about his student-athletes. I know that he has other aspirations and we wish him all the best in his new endeavors."
Under Haworth's direction, the Eagles compiled an overall record of 81-78 (.509), including a 35-25 (.583) mark in Big Sky dual matches. Eastern qualified for the Big Sky Championship in four of his seven seasons, winning the tournament and advancing to the NCAA Championship in 2008.
"I'd like to thank Bill Chaves and the administration for the opportunity to have coached at EWU," Haworth said. "It's been a great experience and we had a good run."
Haworth was named Big Sky Coach of the Year following EWU's record-breaking 2008 campaign that saw the Eagles set new marks in overall victories (18), Big Sky victories (7), overall winning percentage (.720) and longest winning streak (9).
Haworth coached 10 student-athletes to All-Big Sky honors during his tenure in Cheney, and saw Joseph Cohen become the program's first-ever Big Sky Player of the Year in 2013.
The Eagles went 9-13 overall in 2014, finishing Big Sky play with a 4-6 mark. Freshman Robert Dula collected First Team All-Big Sky honors at the conclusion of the season.