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FSU Names Splinter as Tennis Coach

June 10th, 2019 by WCBC Radio

It has recently been announced by Frostburg State Director of Athletics Troy A. Dell that Jeff Splinter has been selected as Frostburg's head men's and women's tennis coach after serving as interim head coach for the 2018-19 seasons.
 
This past spring, Splinter led both Bobcat teams to the CAC Tournament for the first time since the spring of 2013. The FSU men finished with four wins, while the women won five matches, including their first-ever win over St. Mary's in late-March.
 
During his first two years with Frostburg, Splinter served as the program's graduate assistant and he helped revitalize both the men's and women's programs. In 2016-17, the Bobcat men's team doubled its win total from the previous season. Meanwhile, the women's team more than tripled its win total from 2015-16. Both teams improved in every major statistical category and won a combined 11 matches, the second-highest total since Frostburg joined the Capital Athletic Conference (CAC).
 
In Splinter's second season with the program, both teams were recognized by the Intercollegiate Tennis Association as All-Academic teams with five women's players and three men's players lauded as ITA Scholar-Athletes.
 
The women's team collected a CAC win over Penn State Harrisburg for the second straight season and were led by Jenna Lipinski, who posted a 7-6 singles record and a 3-3 mark in conference play.
 
The men's team made program history with several individual milestones against conference opponents. Geoffrey Goldring became the first singles player to record a win against perennial CAC contender Mary Washington at No. 5 singles, and the duo of Shasta Braithwaite and Nolan Jones earned the first No. 1 doubles victory of Salisbury since joining the CAC.
 
Before his time in Frostburg, Splinter spent two seasons as an assistant coach at Millikin University. He served as the recruiting coordinator for The Big Blue in addition to creating daily practice plans and developing strength and conditioning programs for the teams. Millikin men's tennis posted a 26-17 record and the women's squad went 21-12 in his two years in Decatur, Illinois.
 
He also had a one-year stay as an assistant tennis coach and intern at The College of New Jersey where both the men's and women's tennis teams reached the second round of the NCAA Division III Tournament.
 
Splinter was a team assistant for Judson University from 2013-14 and has served as the head of the tennis department for Camp Walden since 2012.
 
Splinter played two years of tennis and earned his bachelor's degree in elementary education from Judson University in 2014. He earned his master's degree in education at Frostburg in 2018.

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