July 8, 2002
Providence, RI -
Brown men's tennis coach Jon Choboy, who guided the Bears to their first ever Ivy League Championship in 2002, has resigned to take a similar position at North Carolina State University.
In four years as head coach of the Brown men's tennis team, Choboy transformed the Bears into Ivy League champions, the top team in the region, and a team to be reckoned with on the national level. Choboy's 2002 team posted a 13-9 overall mark, including a 7-0 Ivy League record, capturing Brown's first Ivy League Championship and NCAA Tournament berth.
"I've had a tremendous experience at Brown and am appreciative of the opportunity that Dave Roach gave me to be the head coach here," said Choboy. "Everyone at Brown has been extremely supportive. I'm extremely happy about what our program has accomplished in the last four years, and the fact that the program is in great shape for the future."
Since 1998, Brown's regional ranking has jumped from 18th in 1998-1999, to 1st in 2001-2002. Choboy's team won the ECAC Championship for the first time ever in the Fall of 2001. His 10-year career record stands a 130-58, including a four-year 53-37 record at Brown.
Choboy's team qualified for 2002 National Team Indoors Championship as one of the top 16 teams in the country. This is the first time the Brown Bears have been ranked number one in the region and the first time the Bears have ever qualified for a national team tournament.
Choboy was the head coach at Charleston Southern University from 1993 to 1996 and was named the Big South Coach of the Year in 1995 and 1996, winning the Big South Conference Championship in 1996 after finishing second in 1995.
At the University of Florida, the Gators were ranked 9th and 15th in the nation respectively during his two-year tenure, earning an NCAA Tournament berth in both of those years. He was the head coach at Springfield College for two seasons (1991 to 1993), guiding Springfield to the Northeast Conference Championship in 1992, while earning conference Coach of the Year honors.
The Youngstown, New York native is a 1989 graduate of Canisius College with a Bachelor of Science degree in Physical Education. At Canisius he was a three-year All-Conference selection. He competed on the Canadian Satellite Circuit from 1987-1988 and in USPTA sanction tennis tournaments from 1989-1992. Choboy has been a Professional 1 member of the United States Professional Tennis Association since 1989.