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2016-17 Siena Men's Tennis Photo Day
The 2016-17 season was an unforgettable one for the Saints. Osborn coached the women to a 15-0 start which is the best start for any sport in Siena history. The Saints ended their season with an 18-2 record and 6-1 conference record. Osborn guided the Saints to another MAAC Tournament berth and a chance to take the title from Quinnipiac. This was the first Championship match for the Saints since they won the title in 2006. Osborn also boasted Ali Garrity and Mitsuki Fukamachi to a First Team All-MAAC doubles selection at one doubles. He also helped the Saints sweep the All-MAAC Second Team for singles and took two All-MAAC Second Team doubles courts.
For the men, Osborn helped push the Saints to five victories in the 2016-17 season, which was the most wins since the 2012-13 season. Siena finished the conference season with a 3-4 record that marked a fifth place overall finish in the standings. The Saints just missed out of the MAAC Tournament which takes the top-four teams.
In his first season with the Saints, Osborn led the women's team to their first MAAC Tournament appearance since 2006. Three players in the women's lineup posted double-digit victories in singles during their 2015-16 campaign. Allysa Singh boasted 15 wins, including a perfect 7-0 record in conference. Osborn helped put the Saints back into the MAAC Tournament for this first time since the 2010-11 season. The women went 10-10 and 5-2 in conference play to earn their spot in the tournament. Osborn boasted Ali Garrity and Mitsuki Fukamachi on Second Team doubles for one doubles.
Osborn spent the last two and a half years as the assistant men's coach at RPI, where he helped the Engineers rise to as high as 30th nationally in the Division III polls.
Osborn has been teaching tennis for over two decades in the Capital Region, most recently serving as the head tennis professional at Wolfert's Roost Country Club from 2011-present, and working as a teaching tennis professional at Tri City Fitness since 2010. RPI's men's program boasted a 27-9 overall record the last two seasons.
"I am honored to be chosen as the first full-time tennis coach at Siena and look forward to working with our men's and women's student athletes to help them reach their athletic and academic goals," Osborn said upon his hiring. "I am looking forward to a great season, and a great future for both programs."
Osborn had a successful 21-year career as a police office before retiring in 2011. He has three decades of playing experience, including several gold, silver and bronze medals in the New York State Police Olympic Games Open Division from 19992-2002. Osborn continues to play local and regional events in the USTA.
Osborn grew up locally in Loudonville and attended Shaker High School, SUNY Cobleskill, the University at Albany and Hudson Valley Community College (HVCC) where he received his degree in criminal justice. He competed at top singles and doubles for SUNY Cobleskill from 1985-86 before moving on to HVCC where he helped the Vikings to their first Regional Championship and keyed the program's first appearance in the NJCAA National Tournament.
Osborn and his wife Karen, a 1990 Siena alum, have two children, Courtney and Justin.