Springfield College, Massachusetts
Brockport State, New York
Tina Phillips is in her tenth season as the head volleyball and softball coach at Pitt-Bradford.
In 10 seasons with the volleyball program, Phillips has compiled a record of 136-122 overall and has guided the Panthers to an AMCC 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 fifth or better every season in the AMCC but one. Over that span she has amassed 59 conference victories.
Despite featuring a team of just three upperclassmen, Phillips led the Panthers to the semifinals of the AMCC tournament in 2012. 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.
Phillips coached the Panthers to within a match of returning to the NCAA tournament in 2011. Pitt-Bradford finished second in the AMCC 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 169-171-2 in eight seasons, including three AMCC championships, three NCAA Division III tournament appearances and one ECAC tournament berth. She has coached 49 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 six players named to the National Fastpitch Coaches Association (NFCA) All-Region teams and 26 NFCA Scholar Athletes. Phillips has also had four players named to the ECAC South All-Region squad.
In 2013, 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.
She led the Panthers to within a game of the AMCC tournament championship in 2012 after the team finished sixth in the standings during the regular season. The women dropped their opening match to D'Youville before ripping off wins against Mount Aloysius and Pitt-Greensburg, two teams they failed to beat during the regular season. Two players were named to the all-conference team.
In 2011, Phillips led the Panthers to a 15-19 overall record and a third place finish in the AMCC with a 13-5 mark.
Under Phillips, the Panthers won AMCC championships in 2004, 2005 and 2007. In 2004, Phillips led Pitt-Bradford to the ECAC South Region Final Four. It marked the first postseason appearance in program history. One year later, the program would make its first ever appearance in the NCAA Division III tournament. She was also named the AMCC Coach of the Year in 2005.
In 2006, Pitt-Bradford lost in the conference championship game but advanced to the NCAA tournament for the second straight season. That season the Panthers won a school-record 35 games. Phillips directed the program to its third straight NCAA tournament appearance in 2007.
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.
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.