Q&A with Our Director, Zubin Engineer

Head Men’s Tennis Coach, University of Southern Mississippi

Do you have any nicknames?

Coach Zubin

Do you have any unusual talents or absurd things that you love?

Mentorship for all ages

If you can eat only one meal for the rest of your life, what would it be?

Roast lamb

What is the latest show, series, podcast or book that you binged on?


What is the one or more things that you take with you or do every day before you greet the team at practice? This can be something tangible or non-tangible.

Lesson plan

What purchase of $100 or less has positively influenced your life in the past 6 months or recent memory?


Do you have a quote, phrase or motto that you use on a daily basis or during tough times? or maybe something you think of often or live your life by.

Live life to the fullest

What advice would you give a smart, driven 14 year old athlete about to enter high school and what advice should they ignore on the other hand?

Be willing to give anything you do your very best

What advice or realizations do you have for people in the coaching field who are trying to achieve their team’s potential?

Anything is possible if you are willing to give it everything

Is there a moment from your youth that set you up for career in coaching?

My first coaching job 30 years ago

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