Ducks Elevate Lumpkin Robinson to Associate Head Coach
Entering her fifth season on the Oregon coaching staff in 2021-22, Elizabeth Lumpkin Robinson earned a promotion to associate head coach, head coach Courtney Nagle announced Thursday.
Lumpkin Robinson has been a part of three winning seasons in her four years with the Ducks, and has helped guide a pair of players to appearances in the NCAA Singles Championship, two players to All-Pac-12 selections and one to All-America status.
In her first year on staff in 2018, Lumpkin Robinson helped lead Oregon to an NCAA Tournament second round appearance. That year, the Ducks went 16-10 overall and knocked off Tennessee in the opening round of the tournament, marking just the fourth time that an Oregon team won a match in the NCAA postseason.
In the shortened 2020 season, the Ducks went 8-6 and surpassed their win total from the 2019 season, when they went 7-16. Lumpkin Robinson helped Oregon continue to build in 2021, as the Ducks finished the season ranked No. 46 by the ITA at 13-8 overall, highlighted by the first win in program history over Stanford and two more ranked wins over Colorado and USC.
Both All-Pac-12 selections Lumpkin Robinson has helped coach have made the NCAA Singles Championship, with Alyssa Tobita earning a bid in 2018 and Janice Tjen qualifying in 2021. Tjen turned in the deepest run of any player in program history, reaching the national semifinals and ending the year at No. 6 in the ITA Singles Rankings.
During her playing days, Lumpkin Robinson was a captain on UCLA's 2008 national title team and ended her career eighth on the Bruins' all-time wins list. She enjoyed a successful stint as a pro, picking up six doubles titles and one singles title before beginning her coaching career.