Springfield College, Massachusetts
Brockport State, New York
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
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
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
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
Panthers captured the AMCC Tournament Championship in 2003, 2004, 2005 and
2007, while finishing runner-up in 2006 and 2013.
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.
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.
softball program has received recognition both within the conference and
nationally. The program has been ranked in the NCAA in various statistical
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
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.
currently resides in Bradford, Pa.
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.