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Othmane Lalami

Associate Head Coach
Othmane Lalami was hired as the Associate Head Coach of the Old Dominion men’s tennis program on Dec. 9th of 2019 after most recently serving at the Associate Head Coach at Duquesne.
  • Old Dominion University: (Coaching)
In his first season in Norfolk, Coach Lalami helped the ODU team to an ITA national ranking during the 2020 spring season, while two doubles tandems ended the year-end national rankings.
ODU changed conferences in the 2022-23 season returning to the Sun Belt Conference and the Monarchs made quick noise to be a team to deal with as they captured the league title and NCAA Tournament bid. The Monarchs defeated South Alabama 4-2 in the tournament final and advanced to a regional at North Carolina. On the year, the Monarchs were 18-10 and were ranked third in the Atlantic Region. Individually, Jakob Cadonau was named Sun Belt Conference Newcomer of the Year and Mueller earned Co-Coach of the Year honors. Cosme Rolland De Ravel garnered second team All-Conference honors as well.

The 2021-22 season saw the Monarchs come away with a few postseason awards with Francois Le Tallec earning a bid to the NCAA Singles Championships finishing as the highest ranked player in Conference USA at 50th and earned First Team All-Conference USA honors in singles. The doubles tandems of Nicola Vidal and Luca Maldoner (first team) and Oliver Nolan and Younes Lalami (second team) earned honors as well. Vidal and Maldoner ended the year ranked 90th in doubles.

In 2020-21, Coach Lalami helped lead the Monarchs to an appearance in the league's tournament title match, after compiling a 12-10 overall record and a 2-0 mark in C-USA play. Younes Lalami was named the Conference USA Freshman of the Year, while Younes was joined by teammates Luca Maldoner and Tomislav Podvinski on the All C-USA Singles Second Team. Maldoner/Nicola Vidal garnered All Conference USA Doubles First Team accolades. Additionally, five student-athletes garnered C-USA Honor Roll laurels, while two Monarchs earned Conference USA Commissioner’s Academic Medals.

Before the 2020 spring season was cut short, the Monarchs compiled an 11-3 overall record, with a perfect 8-0 mark at home.
  • Duquesne University: (Coaching)

Three consecutive years making the quarter finals of the conference tournament and coached three of the top 10 all-time winningest players in Duquesne history.

Alongside Coach Steiner, helped turned the program from a first season 7-14 record to a second season at 13-8 and third at 13-11 with more challenging schedules each year

Coached a doubles team to a regional ranking of number 10 in 2018

  • Auburn University at Montgomery (Playing)

AUM 2015: 16-3 in dual season singles record (primarily number 3-4)

                      16-9 in dual doubles with 15-7 at number 1 doubles and 7-0 in conference

AUM 2014: 24-3 in dual season singles record (3-4)

                      20-5 in doubles

AUM 2013: 21-3 in dual season singles record (4-5-6)

                      18-4 in doubles

Total Dual matches singles record: 61-9

Total Dual matches doubles record: 54-18

2015: Team Captain                       

2014: Arthur Ashe Leadership and Sportsmanship award (South Region)

2013-2014: Scholar Athlete

  • Prior to Auburn Montgomery:

After finishing high school, Othmane took one year to play pro level tournaments, mainly ITF futures, and some challengers qualifying as well.

In his junior career, Lalami won the Moroccan national championships three times and most notably the U18, and reached a high ITF ranking of 289 in the world.

  • Alpha Tennis and Fitness:

Alongside Coaching at Duquesne, Lalami was a teaching professional at Alpha Tennis and Fitness in Pittsburgh, coaching all levels privates and clinics.

Lalami is married to Cayla Morgan and they are the proud parents of daughter Lillian.