Rob Barr
Rob Barr
Title: Assistant Coach
Phone: 802.443.5242
Alma Mater: Southern Arkansas '84
Years at Middlebury: 4

Barr rejoined the staff in the fall of 2017 as the assistant women's tennis coach. He returned to Middlebury from Hamilton where he was the head men’s and women’s tennis coach for six years. Barr served as the interim men’s tennis coach at Middlebury in 2010-11.

Barr completed his sixth season as the head men’s and women’s tennis coach at Hamilton in the spring of 2017. In 2015-16, he guided the Continental women to a team-record 15 wins, the team’s first national ranking and a final Intercollege Tennis Association (ITA) Northeast Region ranking of 17th. He recruited and coached Hamilton’s all-time leader in singles wins on the women’s side.

In 2014-15, the women finished that season ranked 19th in the ITA Division III Northeast Region. A year earlier, Barr led the women to a then team record with 14 victories, concluding that season ranked 15th in the Northeast. The men recorded their highest total of dual match victories in 17 years and ended up at No. 18 in the final ITA Northeast Region rankings of 2012-13 under Barr.

At Middlebury, he guided the Panthers to an 18-4 record, with the trip to the NESCAC semifinals and NCAA quarterfinals in 2011. Barr coached the NESCAC Men’s Tennis Player of the Year, two All-Americans and three All-NESCAC selections. He was an assistant coach at Middlebury in 2010 when the men captured the NCAA title.

Barr coached at four Division I institutions before his first tenure at Middlebury. He served as a men’s assistant at Rice and the University of New Orleans, and he was the head coach at Southeastern Louisiana University and the University of Louisiana-Monroe. He has coached a number of professional tennis players, including Thailand Davis Cup members Danai Udomchoke and Sonchat and Sanchai Ratiwatana. He has coached players at Wimbledon, the U.S. Open and Australian Open and other tour events around the world.

Barr earned his degree and played collegiate tennis at Southern Arkansas University where he led the team to a top 10 Division II ranking in 1984. He continues to play competitively at the sectional and national level.