Tobias Huning is in his first season as a volunteer assistant coach with the Tiger men's tennis program heading into the 2006-07 season. A four-time All-American in NCAA Division II, Huning came to Memphis after a stellar collegiate tennis career.
"We are very honored to have a volunteer assistant of Tobi's caliber," Goebel said. "He excelled at the highest levels of junior and college tennis and competed with the best players in the world. Our players are fortunate to have a guy like him around, he'll challenge them immediately with his standard of tennis."
Huning played collegiate tennis for three years at Lander University in South Carolina, where he was a three-time NCAA All-American (1999, 2000, 2001) and a two-time NCAA Academic All-American (2000 and 2001) while helping Lander to two NCAA Division II Championships (1999 and 2000).
Huning graduated from Lander in 2001 with a degree in business administration with a concentration in economics and finance and transferred to Valdosta State University in Georgia in the fall of 2001. There, he teamed with Marco Borges and the duo spent time as the No. 1 ranked doubles team in NCAA Division II tennis, winning the 2001 ITA National Small College Division II Doubles Championship Title in Plano, Texas, and the 2001 ITA Men's Tennis Southeast Regional Doubles Championship. Huning would earn his fourth NCAA All-American honor while on the Valdosta State roster. He received his MBA in Management from Valdosta in 2004.
A native of Wuelfrath, Germany, Huning played No. 1 singles and doubles at both Lander and Valdosta State, and was the No. 2 ranked singles player in the country for a stint during his four-year career.
He then served as an assistant coach at Valdosta, where he helped the men's team to a Gulf South Conference runner-up finish in 2002 and 2003 and a team championship in 2004 and the women's team to a national championship tournament berth (2004).
Huning has also spent some time on the professional tennis circuit, attaining his highest singles ranking of 948 and his top doubles ranking of 458.
He is currently pursuing his PhD in Management at the University of Memphis through the Fogelman College of Business and Economics.
The Tiger men's tennis team returns just three letterwinners for the upcoming 2006-07 season. The team added three high school signees during the early signing period and hopes to add more players before the academic year begins.