Coach Samson Dubina 2016 US National Team Coach 2015 - 2018 USATT Coach of the Year
 

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Who is Samson?

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Coach Samson Dubina has been awarded the 2015, 2016, 2017, and 2018 USATT Technology Coach of the Year and was also a 2016 US National Team Coach and has most recently been titled as Technology Coach of the Year from the United States Olympic Committee.
So how did he start....

Samson started table tennis at age 12 in Canton, Ohio at a local church then progressed to the Canton Table Tennis Club at the YWCA. Four years later, his game saw huge improvements under the instruction of coach Carl Hardin. He then continued sharpening his skills as a training partner for the Olympic team of Canada from 2004-2007. In recent years, Samson has achieved many titles while traveling to Europe, Asia, and throughout North America competing in nearly 400 tournaments over the last 23 years. Currently Samson is training, competing in tournaments, coaching the top players in the state of Ohio, and is now coaching the top players in America.

Samson's Titles and Achievements

  • #1 Player in Ohio & Previous Ranked #3 in the US
  • US National-Level Certified Coach
  • 2018 USOC Table Tennis Technology Coach of the Year
  • 2018 & 2017 & 2016 & 2015 USATT Technology Coach of the Year
  • 2016 US National Team Coach
  • 2015 US National Men's Singles Champion over thirty
  • 2015 US National Men's Singles 8's Finalist
  • 2013 US National Men's Singles Champion over thirty
  • 2009 US Nationals Men's Singles Finalist
  • 2008 US Nationals Mixed Doubles Champion
  • 2009 US National Men's Team Member
  • US Representative - Final Olympic Qualification in Budapest, Hungary
  • US Representative at the World Championships in Yokohama, Japan
  • US World Collegiate Team Leader in Maribor, Slovenia
  • US Junior Olympic Gold Medalist
  • 5 x Ohio Men's Singles Champion
  • 2 x Quebec Circuit Champion
  • 2 x Ohio Men's Doubles Champion
  • 2 x US National Men's Singles Quarterfinalist
  • 2 x US National Doubles Quarterfinalist
  • 2 x Canada Cup Team Semifinalist
  • 2x Millcreek Open Champion
  • Toronto Open Champion
  • 4 x Championship Four-Star Tournament Finalist
  • Highest USATT Rating 2619 in the year 2016
  • Former Training Partner for the Canadian Olympic Team in Ottawa, Canada
  • US National Mixed Doubles Finalist
  • World Championship Doubles — Top 128 in Yokohama, Japan
  • Arnold Classic Champion
  • Currently Ranked US #5 in Hardbat
  • Ohio's #1 Player for 19 Consecutive Years
  • ITTF Level II Certified Coach
  • USATT Certified Umpire
  • USATT Certified Referee
  • Current Occupation: Professional Coach/Athlete/Trainer
  • FAVORITE WEBSITES:
  • The Best Photographer: http://cljstudiosphotography.com/
  • The Best Robots: http://www.newgy.com/?affiliateid=10394
  • The Best Equipment: www.paddlepalace.com
  • The Best Rackets and Rubbers: www.nittaku.com
  • The Best Database: http://www.tabletennisdb.com/
  • Tournament Sponsor: www.wil-cut.com
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  • Tournament Sponsor: www.simplexcreative.biz
  • Tournament Sponsor: http://realmofthereptile.com
  • Fitness: http://www.manvsweight.com/calisthenics-exercises/