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Sunday, August 05, 2018 11:40 pm

Orlowski hired to Lead Warrior tennis


Brock Orlowski was named the head coach of the Indiana Tech men’s and women’s tennis programs, Director of Athletics Debbie Warren announced Sunday night in news release.

Orlowski is the fourth head coach for both teams since the program was restarted in 2006. In addition to his tennis responsibilities, he will also serve as an Assistant Athletic Operations Manager. He will begin his official duties Monday.

“We are excited to bring have Brock Orlowski join the Warrior family,” Warren said in the news release. “His enthusiasm, knowledge of the game and character made him stand out above the pack and we know he will do great things with the program and the department as a whole.”

Said Orlowski : "I'm extremely excited to begin this new chapter at Indiana Tech. I would like to thank AD Debbie Warren and the search committee for their belief and investment in me for the future of Warrior Tennis. My family and I are delighted to be joining a great tradition at Tech and I hope we can add to that in our time here with our investment in the student-athletes."

Orlowski comes to Tech following a two-year stint at Huntington University where he served as an assistant coach for the women’s team and a five-year run as the head coach of the Blackhawk Christian boy’s and girl’s tennis teams. While at Huntington he helped the Foresters to a runner-up finish at the 2018 Crossroads League Tournament and a 24-12 mark over two seasons in addition to mentoring four All-League selections and four NAIA Scholar-Athletes.

At Blackhawk Christian he held a 70-25 record between the two teams and had the boy’s team ranked as high as 27th during the 2018 season. Orlowski had four student-athletes named to the All-State Team and eight selected to the Academic All-State Team, while his team was tabbed as an Academic All-State selection in 2016, 2017 and 2018. He was selected as the Indiana High School Tennis Coaches Association Coach of the Year for District Two last year

A standout on the tennis and basketball courts, Orlowski was a state finalist for Byron Center High School as a senior and a two-time conference champion. A 2013 graduate of Kuyper College, he was a three-time letter winner for the Grand Rapids, Michigan school and a two-time team captain.

Orlowski also serves as a tennis pro at Empowered Sports Club in Fort Wayne and is certified by the USPTA. He worked as a middle school and high school teacher from Blackhawk Christian School since 2013 as well.

Orlowski currently lives in Fort Wayne with his wife, Abby, and 15-month year old daughter, Raleigh.