Tacl steps down as Lourdes girls tennis coach

Rochester Lourdes tennis coach Steve Tacl talks with Sofia Terzic during a match back in August. Tacl stepped down on Tuesday as the Eagles' head coach.

Rochester Lourdes is searching for a new girls tennis coach.

Steve Tacl, the Eagles' coach of the last four seasons, has announced that's he's stepping down from the position.

The 29-year-old Tacl had excellent success with the program. He led them to the state tournament all four seasons on the job, including winning the state title in 2010. He finished with a cumulative record of 65-18.

Tacl is also the Lourdes boys tennis coach, a position he says he will keep.

Tacl's resignation had everything to do with the time commitment of being a high school coach. A tennis professional at the Rochester Athletic Club, Tacl felt like he was spreading himself too thin.


"This allows me to focus more attention on my job at the RAC as tennis coordinator," he said. "But more importantly, I want more time to be with my family. I just felt like I was being pulled in too many different directions."

Tacl just finished his final season as the Lourdes girls coach. The Eagles ended 17-3 overall, and were second to Breck in the state Class A tournament.

Lourdes was ranked third most of the season.

Tacl says he will miss directing the Lourdes girls.

"I enjoy being a part of a team; that's the fun part," he said. "That's been especially true with the teams we've had the last four years."

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