BOB HOLLAND

CLASS OF 2023
 

   

 

 

   

Bob Holland graduated from Tulsa Webster High School where he was a varsity athlete in football, wrestling, and tennis.  He graduated from Tulsa University in 1974 with a BS in Education and History.

He was the Jenks Varsity Boy's Tennis Coach for 23 years and the Jenks Varsity Girl's Tennis Coach for 2 years.  Bobís girl's team won one State title and his boyís teams won 12 State titles.  They dominated a decade with ten State titles from 1991 to 2000, which is the longest consecutive streak in State history.

In the late 90ís, the Jenks High School Boyís Tennis team was ranked as one of the top 15 National High School teams for 4 straight years.  During his career, he coached 3 All-Americans, 4 Oklahoma Tennis Coaches Association Players of the Year, and 34 State Champions. 

His awards include: 5-time Oklahoma Coaches Association Region Coach of the Year; 2-time Oklahoma Coaches Association Coach of the Year; 1984 National Federation Interscholastic Coach of the Year nominee; and the 1992 National High School Coach of the Year nominee;

Bob served in the following positions: 2-time Oklahoma Tennis Coaches Association President; 1992 MVTA 12ís team coach; 1993 MVTA Coach at Intersectional championships in Charlotte, North Carolina (MVTA women were undefeated in match play); Oklahoma District Coach at Junior District Team Championships in Topeka, Kansas; MVTA Junior Challenger Circuit Coordinator; MVTA Junior Representative; Tournament director for Tulsa Area Tennis Association; Referee for the 65, 75, and 85 National Womenís Indoor Championships in Kansas City, Missouri; Northeast delegate; and one year as president of the Oklahoma District Tennis Association.

After his retirement from coaching, Bob became a full-time tennis official for Juniors, College, and Pro tennis.  Throughout his current career, he has worked numerous Junior, Adult, and College National Championships.

As an Official, Bob has worked for the following Conference Championships: Big 12; WAC; American Athletic Conference; Missouri Valley Conference; Southland Conference; MIAA; the Summit League; and Lonestar.

Bobís family was selected as MVTA Family of the Year in 1997.  Both sons were State Champions in Doubles: Phillip 3 times and Jon 1 time.

Bob would like to thank his wonderful wife, Laura, for putting up with him for 51 years.  It takes an angel to be married to a coach.