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Nittany Lions continue to demonstrate success in 2016-17 opening weekend
Penn State men’s tennis has a successful first day of play coming into the fall season
Head coach Jeff Zinn’s veteran assistant now associate head coach
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During Tobin's tenure at Penn Staff, the Nittany Lions reached historic records and rankings for the first time in program history. Under Tobin's guidance, Penn State achieved an unprecedented 84-38 record and reached a high of No. 16 ITA ranking. In his twelve year span in college coaching, including 4 seasons as a Head Coach, Tobin has racked up 249 match career wins.
Prior to Penn State, Tobin successfully turned around the Division I Saint Francis University Men's and Women's programs into top teams in the Northeast conference. In less than four seasons with the Red Flash, Coach Tobin compiled 76 match wins and over 798 individual wins in singles and doubles. During his stay at Saint Francis, Tobin led both squads to three quarterfinal and two semifinal Northeast Conference appearances, the highest in school history.
Both programs grew in rankings from 7th and 8th in the conference, when Tobin first started, to No. 3 by the end of his term. In his first season with the Red Flash program, Tobin signed an impressive recruiting class that helped jumpstart the program. In less than four seasons, Tobin successfully recruited over 17 US and international student athletes representing top rankings in the US and abroad. Tobin was instrumental in helping to raise over $12,000 for cancer research. In Feb of 2012, Coach Tobin was honored at an award ceremony hosted by the University of Pittsburgh Cancer Center.
Tobin also assisted at Division II Georgia College & State University. During his three seasons there, Coach Tobin helped the men's team compile a 51-18 record while the women went 42-19. He was also head professional at the JDS Tennis Center in Macon, Ga., in addition to many other coaching assignments.
Tobin holds the highest levels of certification, receiving a Elite rating from USPTA, Professional rating from PTR and is one of only 155 USTA High Performance Coaches in the United States. He also holds a Level 3 Certification from the International Tennis Federation. In 2011, Tobin was named the Northeast Representative for the ITA Operating Committee. The operating committee works with the NCAA and USTA helping to oversee and regulate tennis policies for Division I men's and women's tennis.
As a junior, Tobin was one of the top players coming out of the east coast. Ranked as high as #12 in the state and #29 on the East Coast, Tobin trained at the world renown Port Washington Tennis Academy and Harry Hopman's in Bardmoor, Fl. As a collegiate player, Tobin competed at the Division 1 level for top NEC ranked Quinnipiac University and the University of Maryland. Tobin, who was named captain, played #1 singles and doubles for the Bobcats and posted a .700 record in regular season play. Tobin made two NCAA singles appearances. Tobin also competed on the ITF Futures level playing mostly in Germany, Belgium and the Netherlands.
A Long Island, N.Y. native, Tobin received his bachelor's degree from the University of Maryland and a Master's degree in Athletic Administration from Concordia University.