Rob Barr is in his third season as the head men's and women's tennis coach at Hamilton College. The women posted 16 wins in Barr's first two seasons at Hamilton. Last year he guided the team to eight straight victories, which was their longest win streak since 2004. Five of his student-athletes made the 2013 NESCAC Spring All-Academic Team. Each honoree has a cumulative grade point average of at least 3.35 and must have reached sophomore academic standing.
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, 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. He led the team to a top 10 Division II ranking in 1984. He continues to play competitively at the sectional and national level.