Doebler Leaves Men's Tennis Post for Colorado College
July 28, 2011
Todd Doebler announced his resignation as head coach of the Penn State men's tennis program to take the position of head men's and women's tennis coach and fitness center coordinator at Colorado College. Additionally, Brendan Lynch will take an assistant coaching position with the Cornell men's tennis team. A national search for a men's tennis coaching staff will begin immediately.
"We'd like to thank Coach Doebler for his contributions to Penn State and wish him luck in his new position," Director of Athletics Tim Curley said. "Todd played a key role in elevating our program to new heights. Our search for the next head coach of the Penn State men's tennis program will begin immediately. There are a lot of exciting things in this program's future. As is the goal with all of our head coaches, we plan to bring in a candidate that embodies the core values of Penn State Athletics - Success with Honor."
Doebler recently completed his fifth season at the helm of the Nittany Lions. He amassed a record of 71-61 and guided Penn State to a pair of NCAA Tournament berths during his tenure. Under Doebler, the Nittany Lions claimed the program's first NCAA Tournament win in the modern era with a victory over VCU in the first round of the 2008 tourney. He also led Penn State to its first-ever ECAC Championship with a win over Princeton in the 2007 title match. Doebler was instrumental in leading Eddie Bourchier and Michael James to All-Big Ten accolades in 2010 and 2008, respectively.
"Being able to be the head coach here at Penn State for five years has been a great experience," Doebler said. "A special thanks goes to Tim Curley and Jan Bortner for providing me with this professional opportunity. Leaving Penn State is not an easy decision but I am very excited for my new opportunity at Colorado College. "
Lynch just completed his second season as an assistant coach at his alma mater. As a standout player for the Nittany Lions, Lynch was a three-time Academic All-Big Ten selection and finished his career in the Top 10 in school history with 79 singles wins to go along with 53 doubles victories. His 26 doubles wins in 2007-08 are the Penn State single-season record.