The Grand Forks Red River boys tennis team has won 18 state titles in the last 22 years.

The girls team has won 15 titles in the last 18 years.

Longtime coach Greg LaDouceur is retiring, but the Roughriders will have someone quite familiar with the program's success taking over.

Josh Lunak, who won a state singles championship and four team titles with the Roughriders in the late 1990s, will be the next head coach of both the boys and the girls programs.

Lunak was previously announced as the next boys head coach. Red River announced him as the next girls coach Monday.

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"I'm obviously excited for the opportunity," Lunak said. "There are big shoes to fill. You're following a Hall of Fame coach with a huge resume. That's a big challenge. But I'm also very fortunate I've gotten to work under him the last two years to learn a lot from him and also to build relationships with the players."

Lunak has an extensive background with Red River.

He played from 1994-99, winning four state team titles and a state singles title as a senior. He played in three singles finals.

"There's a lot of history there," Lunak said. "It's kind of exciting to be part of it, be a part of the program, and keep going with it."

There probably won't be a ton of changes with the program.

"Deuce and I have a lot of the same characteristics," Lunak said. "I'm probably a little less intense and more on the quiet side, but we're both super competitive. We both definitely have a passion for the program."

After graduating from Red River in the spring of 2000, Lunak played four years at St. Cloud State. He served as team captain as a senior.

He also has coaching experience at the college level, serving as Minnesota Crookston's head coach from 2007-13.

Lunak anticipates his brother, Zac, also a state singles champion, will help him out.

The Roughriders finished third on the boys side last season. The girls had their season wiped out this spring because of the coronavirus pandemic.

"That was a huge bummer," Lunak said. "I don't think we would have been the favorites, but we had a chance. That's always exciting as a coach to have a chance to win it. It was extremely disappointing not to get the chance."