Dave Mullins

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Dave Mullins

Class of 2005


Director of Intercollegiate Athletics, ETSU 2003-2013

Head Mens Tennis Coach ETSU 1987-2002

Southern Conference Coach of the Year 6 times

Head Mens Tennis Coach Roane State 1978-1987.




During his 16 years as head coach at ETSU, the Buccaneers won 78 percent of their conference matches, five Southern Conference regular season titles, five tournament championships, produced five SoCon players of the year, and participated in two NCAA Championships. Individual Buccaneers garnered numerous All-conference awards and national and regional  rankings under Mullins' guidance. Mullins' squads at ETSU also excelled academically, with nine players earning ITA Academic All- American honors and the squad receiving recognition in 1999 and 2002. Mullins began his coaching career at Harriman High School, starting that school's program and coaching there from 1972-1978. 

Mullins founded the Roane County Tennis Association in 1972 and worked closely with Rogers McCall to began the Mountain Empire Tennis Association (META) in Northeast Tennessee and Southwest Virginia. He served as the chair for of the Southern Conference tennis committee for six years  and on the ITA National Ranking committee for three. 

Mullins earned his bachelors degree in English from Samford University in 1968 and his masters in English Education from the University of Tennessee in 1974. He is married to Jacque Hamilton Mullins and has two daughters, Brooke and Julie, and two granddaughters, Taylar and Holly.