Rob Barr is in his fourth season as the head men's and women's tennis coach at Hamilton College. Barr helped the Hamilton men to nine wins in 2013-14, and the team was honored with the Intercollegiate Tennis Association (ITA) National Team Sportsmanship Award for the month of April.
The men posted nine dual match victories in 2012-13, which was the team's highest total since 1995-96. Barr guided Hamilton to No. 18 in the final 2012-13 ITA Northeast Regional Top 20 poll.
The Continentals have won 26 dual matches since Barr took over the program in 2011. Five of his student-athletes have earned a total of seven NESCAC spring all-academic team honors. Each honoree has a cumulative grade point average of at least 3.35 and must have reached sophomore academic standing. Three players were recognized as 2013-14 ITA Scholar-Athletes.
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 at the 2011 NESCAC championship and went on to win two matches at 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.
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 coached at four different Division I institutions before he arrived at Middlebury. He served as a 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 and Sonchat and Sanchai 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 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.