Phillips, Tina

Phillips, Tina
Ms. Tina Phillips
Assistant Director of Athletics and Head Coach Women's Volleyball and Softball
Athletics and Recreational Sports
Contact Information:
113 Sport and Fitness Center

Degrees and Credentials:
M.A. Athletic Administration, Springfield College, Massachusetts 2002
B.S. Physical Education, Brockport State, New York 1990

Short Bio:

Tina Phillips is in her 12th season as the head volleyball and softball coach at Pitt-Bradford.

In 11 seasons with the volleyball program, Phillips has compiled a record of 147-142 overall and has guided the Panthers to an Allegheny Mountain Collegiate Conference Championship and a berth into both the NCAA Division III and ECAC South Region tournaments. She has coached 29 all-conference performers, including the 2010 AMCC Player of the Year and the 2007 Newcomer of the Year.

Her teams have finished sixth or better every season in the AMCC but one. Over that span she has amassed 70 conference victories.

After an average regular season on the court, Phillips and the 2013 Panthers defeated the No. 2 and No. 3 seeds to make an impressive run in the conference tournament all the way to the AMCC finals. The Panthers fell to Penn State Behrend, 3-1, and came one win shy of returning to the NCAA tournament. The team finished the year ranked sixth.

Junior Taylor McMillen was named to the all-AMCC first team for her efforts throughout the year. She was also named to the SUNY Cortland Red Dragon Classic All-Tournament, an honor she also received at the Neumann Knights Invitational.

Phillips carries an upperclassman-loaded roster heading into the 2014 campaign.

In 2012, despite featuring a team of just three upperclassmen, Phillips led the Panthers to the semifinals of the AMCC tournament. The Panthers finished fifth in the conference standings and swept Penn State Altoona in the first round of the postseason tourney. A total of four players were named to the all-AMCC team, and senior Maggie Johnson became the sixth player in program history to to be a four-time all-conference honoree. She was named the 2012-13 Pitt-Bradford Female Athlete of the Year in April. 

Pitt-Bradford finished second in the AMCC in 2011 with an 8-1 record and advanced to the conference championship for the second straight season before falling to Penn State Altoona in straight sets. The squad, mostly comprised of underclassmen, including six freshmen who saw significant playing time, went 9-4 over its last 13 matches. Pitt-Bradford closed out the regular season by winning eight matches against AMCC teams and four players were honored on the all-conference team.

In 2010, Phillips directed Pitt-Bradford to the best season in school history. The Panthers won a school-record 22 straight matches and captured the AMCC regular season crown with a perfect 9-0 record. Pitt-Bradford defeated Penn State Altoona in the conference tournament championship match to earn the program’s first ever bid to the NCAA tournament. Phillips was named AMCC Coach of the Year for her efforts.

Phillips has guided the softball team to an overall record of 222-185-2 in eleven seasons, including four AMCC championships, three NCAA Division III tournament appearances and two ECAC tournament berth. She has coached 51 all-conference performers, including the 2010 AMCC Newcomer of the Year, 2008 Player of the Year and 2013 Pitcher of the Year, and twice been named the Coach of the Year.

She has had seven players named to the National Fastpitch Coaches Association (NFCA) All-Region teams and 35 NFCA Scholar Athletes. Phillips has also had four players named to the ECAC South All-Region squad.

In 2014, the Panthers opened the season by giving Phillips her 200th victory at the helm of the program with an 8-1 win. Senior Sydney Mosby recorded her 100th hit in the fourth game of the season versus Kenyon College.

The Panthers got off to a roaring start with a 13-6 record midway through the season, including a seven-game winning streak. They entered the AMCC tournament as the fourth seed and finished the year ranked fourth. 

The Panthers placed three players on the all-AMCC conference team. Mosby received first team honors as designated player and second team honors at pitcher. Sophomore Leann Bell was tabbed second team for her play at second base, and junior Bri Stenta grabbed third team honors in left field.

2013 saw the Panthers put together their best season since 2007, advancing to the AMCC tournament championship and posting the fifth 20-win season under Phillips' watch. They went 13-5 against conference opponents to finish in a tie for second with D'Youville after being picked sixth in the preseason coaches' poll. It marked the seventh time in Phillips' career that her team finished third or better in the league standings.

Pitt-Bradford improved by 12 wins from the previous year (22), and won three straight elimination games on the second day of the conference tournament to advance to the title game. A total of four players were named all-AMCC, and junior pitcher Sydney Mosby was tabbed the conference's Pitcher of the Year.

The Panthers captured the AMCC Tournament Championship in 2003, 2004, 2005 and 2007, while finishing runner-up in 2006 and 2013.

Pitt-Bradford has had five post-season berths, including appearances in the 2005, 2006 and 2007 NCAA Division III Tournaments. In 2004 and 2010, the team was invited to participate in the ECAC South Region Tournament.

In 2006, the Panthers went 35-9 and made their second straight appearance in the NCAA Tournament. The team also finished ranked No. 6 in the East Region. Pitt-Bradford finished the year as regular-season co-champions in the AMCC. The 35 wins that season are the most by any team at UPB.

The softball program has received recognition both within the conference and nationally. The program has been ranked in the NCAA in various statistical categories.

In 2013, the team opened its season at the new stadium complex on campus.

Prior to coming to Pitt-Bradford, Phillips served as the head softball coach at Russell Sage College in Troy, N.Y. from 1996-00 and was also the volleyball coach for two seasons. She coached the Adirondack Magic traveling softball team from 1999-00 and was the assistant softball coach at the U.S. Merchant Marine Academy in Kings Point, N.Y. in 2003. She helped guide the program to its first ever first Skyline Conference championship and NCAA tournament appearance.

Phillips has been elected into both the Thomas Edison High School and Chemung County (N.Y.) Athletic Hall of Fames.  

She received her bachelor’s in physical education from the State University of New York College at Brockport in 1990, and earned a master’s in athletic administration from Springfield College in 2002.

Phillips currently resides in Bradford, Pa.

Research, Accomplishments, and Publications:
She was the head coach in volleyball, girls' basketball and softball (65-24) at Thomas Edison from 1993-96 and was inducted into their Hall of Fame in '99. She tallied her 200th victory at the helm of the Pitt-Bradford softball program in game one of the 2014 season.