Phillips, Tina

Phillips, Tina

Ms. Tina Phillips
Assistant Director of Athletics and Head Coach Women's 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 softball coach at Pitt-Bradford.

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 40 NFCA Scholar Athletes. Phillips has also had four players named to the ECAC South All-Region squad and currently has three players in the Pitt-Bradford Athletic Hall of Fame.

In 2014, the Panthers opened the season by giving Phillips her 200th victory at the helm of the program with an 8-1 win.

The Panthers finished the regular season with a record of 23-13. The 23 wins gives Phillips and the Panthers back-to-back 20-win seasons. 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. They were also regular season co-champions in 2006 and 2010.  

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.

In 2005, the Lady Panthers made the deepest post-season run in program history. After qualifying for the NCAA Tournament, Pitt-Bradford came within two wins from going to the World Series. The program also posted its third straight AMCC Tournament Championship.

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.

Phillips just wrapped up her 12th and final season as the head coach of the Pitt-Bradford volleyball program. She is the winningest coach in both the softball and volleyball programs history at Pitt-Bradford.

Her teams finished sixth or better every season in the AMCC but one and they have totaled 75 conference wins.

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.

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.