Coach Thomas Colvin is entering another season at the helm of the Bulldogs Tennis Program.
For Colvin, winning is very important, but being a roadsign for young men and women on their road to maturity is even more important. "We have one of the greatest opportunities in the world here at A&M. Some of the brightest, most talented kids in the country are coming here and to think that we as coaches can play a vital role in who they become as people, is very, very exciting." Colvin went on to say that, "A&M is a relatively small university. Our physical size will never be mistaken for one of the larger institutions in the world, but, that is to our advantage and to our students advantage. Our office doors are always open and outside of practice time, we spend a lot of time with our players, talking to them about their classes, their goals and how we can meet the goals of the program while keeping their goals in mind."
Colvin, a native of Dothan, Alabama, and a three sport letterman at Dothan High School, has been employed at the University since 1988 as a graphic designer. "My true first love is and has always been art. I guess that has gone a long way in helping to develop my approach to life and to athletics. The personal expression which is often viewed as art, is probably the most open and vulnerable thing that a person can do. Exposing myself like that to people all over the world has been an experience that I can hardly put into words."
Coach Colvin has guided the Bulldogs Tennis programs for 5 seasons and is quickly leading them to respectability in the southeast. Last season, his Lady Bulldogs team won the East Division in the ever-strengthening SWAC and made the conference finals.