Head coach Timmer Willing, who is in his second season as head coach for the UC San Diego men’s tennis program, takes an overall record of 13-11 into the 2013-14 season. This year marks Willing’s 13th year on staff, as he served as an assistant coach for 11 years prior to taking over as head coach. In Willing’s first season as head coach he qualified to compete at the NCAA Division II Championships, representing the West Region along with Hawaii Pacific. UCSD defeated Southern Indiana in the first round match to advance to quarterfinals at the NCAA Championships. Tritons finished the season nationally ranked at no. 14.
Willing began his tenure at UCSD as an assistant coach in 2002 and has helped shape the Tritons into perennial contenders on the national and regional levels.
The men were NCAA Division II national quarterfinalists in 2005, 2006 and 2007 and recorded their best-ever finish in 2007, placing third in the country. Willing was named the 2011 ITA National Assistant Coach of the Year after helping guide the men to a perfect 20-0 record in dual matches.
On the women's side, the Tritons won seven consecutive California Collegiate Athletic Association (CCAA) titles between 2004 and 2010.
He has been tabbed the ITA West Region Assistant Coach of the Year several times.
Prior to joining the Triton family, Willing was an assistant men's coach at Indiana University from 1994-96. He assisted the men's and women's teams at Truman State from 1991-93.
Since 1996, Willing has owned his own business in which he serves as the head tennis pro and fitness trainer at Southern California clubs. In addition, he is the fitness trainer for several tour players.
Willing earned a Bachelor's Degree in Exercise Science from Truman State in 1993 and a Master's Degree in Teaching from the University of San Diego in 2009.