In his first season as the Cerritos College women’s tennis coach, Quinn Caldaron accomplished what no other school in California Community College tennis history has ever done. Not only did he lead the women’s team to the team dual championship, he coached both the singles and doubles champion in both women and men. He also led the team to a 25-1 record and South Coast Conference championship. His players also won both the conference singles a doubles tournament titles. Freshman Kseniia Prokopchuk won the state singles title and teamed with Lisa Suzuki for the doubles championship. Prokopchuk also became the first Cerritos College women’s athlete to be named the state’s Female Athlete of the Year.
Prior to coming to Cerritos, Caldaron served as the head coach at Whittier College for two seasons and posted a 19-21 overall record, while going 8-10 in SCIAC matches, while placing fourth in the conference both years. In his second season (2016-17), they were ranked as high as #35 among Division III schools, which included wins over #24-ranked Wisconsin-Whitewater and #31-ranked Trinity (CT) University.
Caldaron is a graduate of Cal Lutheran University, where he was an NCAA Division III All-American as a senior (2005), as well as an NCAA Division III National Singles Semifinalist. As a senior, he finished seventh in the National Singles Standings and was named the SCIAC Player of the Year and won the USTA Pacific Northwest Eden Sportsmanship Award in 2001.
Caldaron's coach experience includes spending six years at Cal Lutheran University, where he was named the Intercollegiate Tennis Association (ITA) Assistant Coach of the Year in 2012 while on the men's coaching staff. Over the course of his career, Caldaron has coached players such as Marcos Giron (Division I National Champion; ranked as high as #238 in the world) and Claire Liu (who turned pro at 15 years old and ranked #249 in the world).