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COLLEGE TENNIS
Robinson to end Ferrum coaching tenure

Monday, June 24, 2013

FERRUM -- Jordon Robinson has announced his resignation as head coach of Ferrum College's men's and women's tennis teams after two year in charge of those squads.

Robinson's resignation is effective at the end of July according to a college press release.

Robinson and his family plan to relocate to the Harrisonburg area where his wife, Mandi, has accepted a teaching position at James Madison University, the release said.

A national search will be conducted to hire Robinson's replacement. That search will begin immediately, the release said.

Under Robinson, the men's tennis team was 5-28 qualified for the USA South Athletic Conference tournament both years.

The Panthers produced four academic all-conference honorees, including Christopher Miller.

Miller played No. 1 singles and No. 1 doubles in every match of his four-year career and earned USA South All-Conference honors in 2012 and 2013.

Miller was a co-recipient of the 2013 Ferrum President's Cup, honoring him as one of this year's top graduating student-athletes.

Robinson took Ferrum's men's team to the Intercollegiate Tennis Association (ITA) Southeast Regionals at University of Mary Washington in October 2012.

It marked the first time in more than 15 years that Ferrum had made an appearance in an ITA Regional. The four players who competed for the Panthers each won at least one match in either singles or doubles.

Robinson's women's squad compiled a two-year mark of 9-26, and qualified for the USA South tournament once.

Ferrum finished 6-11 this past season, posting the most single-season wins in a five-year span.

Five players earned academic all-conference laurels during Robinson's tenure, including Brittany Martin, who attained a 4.0 grade-point-average (GPA) during the 2012-13 academic year.

Robinson came to Ferrum in the summer of 2011 after serving as an assistant men's and women's tennis coach at Bridgewater College.

Prior to that, Robinson was the head girls' tennis coach for two years at Central High School in Woodstock. He also served a year the Wintergreen Resort as an assistant tennis professional.

 
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