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Paul Tobin
Paul  Tobin

Long Island, N.Y.

Last College:
Saint Francis(Pa.)

Associate Head Coach

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No. 49 Penn State knocked off in final match of the regular season

Paul Tobin, associate head coach, enters his fifth season with the Nittany Lions. During the 2016 season, Coach Tobin was named ITA Regional Coach of the Year. He became the first Penn State coach to claim the honor since the award's inception in 1997.

During Tobin's tenure at Penn Staff, the Nittany Lions reached historic records and rankings for the first time in program history. During his time, Penn State achieved an unprecedented 84-38 record and reached an ITA ranking of No. 16.

Tobin at Penn State:
• Lead team to second round of NCAA Tournament in 2014 and 2016.
• Finished with a year-end NCAA ranking (No. 24) the highest in PSU history in 2014.
• Reached ITA national ranking of No. 16 during regular season play, highest in PSU history in 2014 & 2016.
• Finished BIG Ten conference at No. 3 in 2014 and 2016, highest in PSU history.
• Set record for most duel match wins in a season (22) in 2014 and 2016.
• Qualified for ITA National Indoor Team Championships Sweet 16 in 2015.
• Lead team to finalist status among varsity sports in team GPA year-end awards.
• Ranked top-10 recruiting class by TRN in 2016-17.
• Coached one singles and one doubles team in the NCAA championships in 2014
• Instrumental in developing three All-BIG Ten Conference players.
• Finished the 2006 season at a record breaking No. 37 ITA National ranking.
• Awarded ITA Atlantic Region Assistant Coach of the year for 2016.

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.

Tobin was also the assistant coach for the ninth ranked men's and 19th ranked women's tennis teams 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. The Bobcats made NCAA Regional appearances in 2009, 2010 and 2011, winning the Peach Belt Conference in 2009. Both programs qualified for the NCAA Tournament in 2009 and 2010, advancing to the quarterfinals and semifinals in both years. In 2009, Tobin helped lead the men's squad to an 18-4 overall record with a perfect 7-0 mark in conference play for the first PBC Men's Tennis Championship in school history.

From 2005-2010, Tobin served as the Head Tennis Professional for the City of Macon, Georgia, JDS Tennis Center - one of the largest public facilities in the south. Tobin privately coached some of the best junior players in the south, with many going on to play high level collegiate tennis.

As a junior, Tobin was one of the top players coming out of the East Coast ranked as high as No. 12 in the Northeast and No. 44 in the United States. As a collegiate player, Tobin competed at the Division 1 level for Quinnipiac University and the University of Maryland. Tobin made two Regional NCAA appearances in both singles and doubles.

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. 

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.


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