The former head coach of the Penn State men's and women's tennis teams, Jan Bortner has served as Assistant Athletic Director since September 2005. He is the primary administrator for 12 men's sports and four women's sports.
In 16 seasons (1990-2005) as the Nittany Lions' men's tennis coach, Bortner earned a 199-159 record and led Penn State to the school's first ever NCAA Tournament victory. Prior to his tenure as men's coach, Bortner posted a 125-45 mark as head women's tennis coach from 1982-90, including seven Atlantic-10 titles and a regional crown. His combined record was 324-204.
A Penn State alumnus, Bortner coached eight All-Big Ten performers in his career. During his tenure, the Nittany Lion tennis teams consistently compiled at least a 3.2 grade point average and had a graduation rate of better than 95 percent.
A native of York, Pa., Bortner was the 1989 and 1996 Eastern Region Intercollegiate Tennis Association Coach of the Year and was a candidate for National Coach of the Year.
He was also an instructor in the Exercise and Sport Science Department (now kinesiology). He has also served on the NCAA Region 1 Tennis Committee, the ECAC Tennis Committee, the ITA East Region Committee and the ITA Operating Committee.
At Penn State, Bortner was a four-year tennis letterwinner and three-year starter at No. 1 singles. He won the Eastern Collegiate singles title in 1973 and 1975. He participated in the NCAA Championship from 1972-75 and advanced as far as the NCAA quarterfinals.
Bortner graduated from Penn State with a Bachelor's in General Arts and Sciences in 1975. He earned a Master of Science in Sports Administration in 1984. He played professionally for one year after graduation, competing on the Colgate Grand Prix Tour and the American Express Satellite Circuit.
In January 2007, Bortner was inducted in to the York Area Sports Hall of Fame.
Bortner and wife, Laraine, a Penn State graduate, have three children -- Jessica, Ashley and David. Jessica graduated from Penn State in 2005, Ashley will graduate from Penn State in 2007 and David enrolled at Penn State in 2006.