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Mike BabuinDr. Michael Babuin

EDUCATION: BS/Geology; MS/Geophysical Sciences; PhD/Environmental Engineering


Over 20 years working as a Project Director and Manager on large (General) scale, multi-million dollar infrastructure and public health-oriented projects throughout the world. Worked previously for several Fortune 500 global engineering firms and a local government. Currently working as the High Performance and Programming Director for Triangle Table Tennis and as an adjunct professor for Campbell University.

(Specific Table Tennis)

  • Founder and President of the Cary Table Tennis Association a 501 (c) (3) federal not-for-profit corporation;
  • Promoter, Organizer, Director and chief fund-raiser for the Cary Cup Championship - the largest giant round robin table tennis competition in the USA;
  • Served on the USATT Board of Directors since 2008; served as Chairman of the Board 2013-2015
  • Served on the ITTF Board of Directors 2014-2015;
  • Served on ITTF/North America Board of Directors (formerly called North American Table Tennis Union - NATTU) 2014 – 2015
  • USATT Hardbat Committee (Chair, 2009);
  • Board of Advisors, National Collegiate Table Tennis Association (2009-2010);
  • Tournament Director for hundreds of tournaments over the past 15-years;
  • USATT Club Umpire Certification; USATT Regional Umpire Certification (pending) and USATT Regional level Coaching certification; ITTF Level 1 coaching certification (pending)
  • Organizer for NC State Games Competitions (2005-2006, 2015);
  • Organizer for various Senior Games competitions;
  • Intermediate (1800 level) player;

Table Tennis Interests:

  • Implementation of a sound short and long term strategy to expand table tennis throughout the USA, in the school system;
  • Promotion of the Olympic Ideals and expansion of Regional Training Centers throughout the USA;
  • Development and implementation of a program to help clubs throughout the country expand, multiply, and proliferate through public and private partnerships;
  • Promoting cultural exchange with developing athletes from other countries.

(Additional personal interest) Avid table tennis memorabilia, program, and book collector.