One of the most successful men's tennis coaches in the nation, Todd Helbling has brought the University of Mary Washington program to an elite position among NCAA Division III tennis during his tenure. Helbling has led the Eagles to the NCAA Tournament in each of his seven seasons, including the Elite 8 NCAA National Championships in 2003, 2004, and 2005.
An excellent player in his own right, Helbling is a 1989 graduate of Millsaps College in Jackson, MS, where he was nationally ranked in both his junior and senior seasons. After earning team captain and MVP honors at Millsaps, Helbling received his master's degree in sport management from the University of Massachussetts in 1990. He was then hired as assistant men's and women's tennis coach and head men's soccer coach at Washington (MD) College, where in his six years, the Sho' men men's team captured two NCAA Division III National Championships (1994 and 1997).
Helbling then moved on to Slippery Rock University, where he led the women to their best-ever record of 13-6. He was hired in the spring of 1999 at Mary Washington, and has already left an indelible mark on the history of the program, long known as one of the best of MWC's 23-sport contingent. When asked of the possibilities at MWC, Helbling is naturally optimistic. "There is an opportunity here to be one of the top programs in the nation, given the school's academic excellence, the beautiful campus, and the opportunity to play year-round at a first-class indoor and outdoor facility." Todd and his wife Kelli are the parents of five children and live in Spotsylvania.