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Head Coach Toby Coffin

Head Coach Toby Coffin Toby Coffin G’01,enters his third year as the varsity men’s and women’s tennis coach at Springfield College.

In his first season with the women's program, Coffin made an immediate impact. He led the Pride to seven wins, the most for the program in a season since the 1996 squad captured 10 victories. For the men's team, Coffin brought the Pride back to the NEWMAC tournament where it bowed out in the semifinals.

The 2013 season was highlighted by a spring break trip to Puerto Rico.

In August of 2012, Coach Coffin attended the world renown Dennis Van Der Meer Tennis Academy in Hilton Head, S.C. During his time there, Coffin spent over forty on-court hours learning aspects of tennis teaching, evaluation, stroke production, corrections, and testing. He went on to receive acertificate of advanced level coaching and is a part of the Professional Tennis Registry (PTR).

Coffin returned to Springfield College where he earned his master’s degree in physical education in 2001. In his two years at Springfield College, he concentrated in athletic administration and assisted the women’s tennis program.

Coffin also currently teaches physical education and health to students Central High School in Springfield, Mass.

Along the way in his career, Toby was also the varsity girls’ tennis coach at Cathedral High in Springfield from 2007 through 2010, was the varsity boys’ tennis coach at Minnechaug High School in Wilbraham from 2000 to 2003, was a tennis instructor at the Ludlow Tennis Club from 2007 to the present, and was a tennis camp instructor at Springfield College in 2007 and 2008.

From 2003 to 2007, Coffin had been the Director of Athletics at The MacDuffie School in Springfield. He directed all aspects of the athletic department, including planning, organizing, scheduling, budgeting, hiring, and evaluation of 15 coaches. In addition, he coached varsity boys’ basketball, middle school boys’ soccer, JV boys’ basketball, and varsity boys’ tennis at MacDuffie.

From 2001 to 2003, Coffin taught physical education and health to students in grades K-10 in the Hatfield Public Schools in Hatfield, Mass. He also coached varsity girls’ soccer to a league title in the first year of the team’s existence.

From 1993 to 1999, he was the Director of Athletics at the Calverton School in Huntingtown, Maryland. While there, he was also the Physical Education Chair, and coached varsity soccer, varsity boys’ basketball, and implemented varsity co-ed tennis. Coffin began his career as a physical education teacher at The Key School in Annapolis, Md. from 1991 to 1993, where he coached middle school co-ed soccer.

Coffin began his college education at Herkimer County Community College in Herkimer, N.Y. where he earned an associate’s degree in science in 1988. He moved on to SUNY Cortland in Cortland, N.Y. where he received a bachelor of science degree in physical education in 1990. Toby and his wife, Cheryl, reside in Wilbraham with his stepchildren Nicole and Shawn St. Marie.

Assistant Coach Hiro Iwatsuki

Hiro Iwatsuki will again continue his work as an assistant coach with the men’s tennis program as the Japan native is currently working on a Masters in Athletic Counseling. Iwatsuki previously attended Nihon University, where graduated with a Bachelor’s in Physical Education in 2011 Master’s in Education at Nihon University. During his time at Nihon, he played four years on the tennis team, and was named one of the Best of 32 in doubles and Best of 64 in singles for all of Japan. Additionally, he spent two years coaching with the Shintokorozawa Tennis Club.

Volunteer Assistant Sean Seifert

Sean Seifert will begin his first season helping out with the men's tennis team at Springfield College in 2014. A member of the Pride's tennis squad from 2010-2012, Seifert graduated from Springfield College in 2012 with a degree in Communications/Sports Journalism and English. A two-time NEWMAC Academic All-Conference selection, Seifert has taught tennis at KenMont and KenWood Summer Camp in Kent, Conn. for the past six years. In addition, he has served as the assistant coach for the West Springfield High School Girl's Varsity Soccer team for the past two years and is currently an active member of USTA New England Men's Tennis.
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Head Coach Toby Coffin

Head Coach Toby Coffin Toby Coffin G’01, enters his third year as the head men’s and women’s tennis coach at Springfield College. Coffin, who has coached at numerous high schools in the area, will look to build a program which will contend for a conference crown. Read more.

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