Eric Toth Promoted To First Full-Time Head Coach In XU Tennis History
Aug. 19, 2011
CINCINNATI -- Xavier men's and women's tennis coach Eric Toth has been promoted to become the first full-time head tennis coach in school history, the Xavier athletics department announced Friday. For the past five seasons, Toth has served as head coach on a part-time basis.
Toth holds an impressive 120-75 record as head coach of both the Musketeer men's and women's programs and has led the XU men to three Atlantic 10 championships and three NCAA Tournament appearances, which were the first in Xavier history.
"Eric Toth has done an excellent job of building on the foundation laid by long-time head coach Jim Brockhoff," said Xavier associate vice president and athletics director Mike Bobinski. "Since taking over as head coach in 2007, Eric has lead our women's and men's tennis programs to new levels of success and we're pleased to recognize his efforts by moving him to full-time status. We expect this change will be of great benefit to our tennis programs as Eric will now have more time on campus to work with and develop our student-athletes."
"Jim Brockhoff provided a great opportunity fifteen years ago when he offered the position of being his assistant coach," said Toth. "Working with the men's and women's tennis programs at Xavier has been the highlight of my professional career. Xavier is an outstanding university and a great place to be involved with. I am excited about the promotion and am grateful to Mike Bobinski, Mike Dunn, Dr. John Kucia, and Greg Park for all of their hard work in getting this done. I look forward to a long relationship with Xavier and those in the athletic department and will work hard to serve the needs of our student-athletes to the best of my ability."
Under his tutelage the Xavier men's and women's tennis teams have had great success. The XU women have posted a 56-40 record in dual match competition including going undefeated in A-10 regular season play in 2010. The XU men currently hold a 64-35 mark under Toth and won three straight Atlantic 10 tournaments from 2008-10
Toth attended the University of Cincinnati and was a two-year co-captain on the men's tennis team there as well as the team MVP for the 1991 and `92 seasons. He excelled on the doubles court, earning ITA Region IV final rankings of sixth in 1993 and 12th in 1992. Toth ranks in the top ten in all-time victories at UC. Upon exhausting his eligibility, Toth served as the team's volunteer assistant coach during the 1994 season while completing his degree in secondary education.
He was a top-ranked junior in the greater Cincinnati area and played his high school tennis at Elder High School. He was a four-year varsity starter at Elder and was a runner-up in the 1988 3A State Doubles Tournament.