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Aug 07, 2020

Sam Blackburn Joins Men’s Tennis Staff as Volunteer Assistant

CLEMSON, S.C. — The Clemson men’s tennis program has added Sam Blackburn as its Volunteer Assistant Coach, as announced by Head Coach Robbie Weiss on Friday afternoon.

“I am really happy to announce the addition of Sam Blackburn to our coaching staff,” said Head Coach Robbie Weiss. “Sam was highly recommend to us from several top coaches that knew him.  After speaking with Sam, it was apparent that he was a really good person of high character and incredibly hungry to make his mark in college coaching. Sam is passionate about tennis and I feel confident that Sam will do a fantastic job here at Clemson.”

A 2019 graduate of Point University, Blackburn played tennis for two seasons with the Skyhawks where he served as captain. During his tenure with the program, Point was ranked No. 5 in the country among NAIA programs. Blackburn also attended Mississippi Gulf Coast Community College prior to his tenure with the Skyhawks. While with the Bulldogs, Blackburn earned the National Freshman to Watch Award in addition to helping his team achieve a No. 12 national ranking in the NJCAA and a MACJC Championship in 2015.

Blackburn is also an experienced coach, serving as a student assistant at his alma mater, Mississippi Gulf Coast, during the 2017 spring season as well as a professional tennis instructor at The Meadow Club in Southampton, N.Y. in 2018. Most recently, in fall of 2019,  Blackburn was named Assistant Tennis Coach at Mississippi Gulf Coast.