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Lions finish up play in Tulsa, Okla. to wrap up the ITA All-Americans
Penn State continued with the qualifying rounds of play today in Tulsa
The Nittany Lions kicked off the second tournament of the season today in Tulsa, Okla.
The Penn State men's tennis team will travel to Tulsa, Okla. for the ITA All-American tournament
Nittany Lions fair well in New Jersey, winning three titles
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 improved in rankings from seventh and eighth 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 jump start 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, including the Port Washington Tennis Academy, Billie Jean King National Tennis Center, IMG Bollettieri and others.
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. He trained at the world renowned Port Washington Tennis Academy in Port Washington, N.Y. As a collegiate player, Tobin competed at the Division 1 level for both NEC ranked Quinnipiac University in Hamden, Conn. and the University of Maryland in College Park, Md.
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.