Rob Barr is in his second season as the head men's and women's tennis coach at Hamilton College. In 2011-12, he led the Continentals to eight dual match victories, which was the highest total for the program since Hamilton also won eight times in 2003-04. Three of Barr's student-athletes made the 2012 NESCAC Spring All-Academic team.
Barr was the interim head men's tennis coach at Middlebury College in 2010-11. He guided Middlebury to a dual match record of 18-4, including 6-1 in the NESCAC. The Panthers were semifinalists in the 2011 NESCAC championship, and went on to win two matches in the NCAA Division III championship before they fell to Emory University in the quarterfinals.
Barr coached the 2011 NESCAC Men's Tennis Player of the Year and three all-conference selections. Two of his players earned all-America honors in 2011.
Barr was an assistant coach at Middlebury in 2010 when the men captured the NCAA title. He coached several all-Americans, including the ITA championship doubles duo of Andrew Thomson and Andrew Lee.
Barr has extensive experience at the Division I level, as he coached at four different institutions before Middlebury. Barr served as the men's assistant at Rice University and the University of New Orleans, and was the head coach at Southeastern Louisiana University and the University of Louisiana-Monroe.
Barr has coached a number of professional tennis players, including Thailand Davis Cup members Danai Udomchoke, Sonchat and Sonchai Ratiwatana. He has coached players at Wimbledon, the U.S. Open and Australian Open, as well as tour events around the world.
Barr earned his bachelor's degree and played collegiate tennis at Southern Arkansas University. He led the team to a top 10 Division II ranking in 1984. He continues to play competitively at the sectional and national level.
Jeff Lonczak is in his first season as an assistant coach for the Hamilton College men's and women's tennis teams. Lonczak has been teaching and coaching tennis for 14 years in the Syracuse area. He helped coach the Onondaga Community College (OCC) men's tennis team to a 2008 NJCAA title. Lonczak, who became a certified tennis teaching professional in 2012, is the head tennis pro at the Manlius YMCA.
Lonczak won an NJCAA doubles title with Djanny Arnautovic while attending OCC in 1998. He captured a singles crown the following year. Lonczak was a three-time all-American at OCC, and was inducted into the school's athletic hall of fame with its inaugural class in 2004.
Lonczak went on to compete at Le Moyne College, where he was second team all-conference in the Northeast-10 Conference for doubles and third team all-conference for singles. He was ranked No. 9 in the Northeast Region for all NCAA Division II tennis players.
Lonczak continued to play tennis at the open level after college, and was ranked in the top 30 in the Eastern section. He is a member of the Syracuse men's 5.0 team and plays national open and prize money events.