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Robert Bareford
Robert Bareford
Title: Head Tennis Coach
Phone: (434) 223-6882 (office)
Phone: (434) 808-5171 (cell)
Year: 5th Season
Previous College: Virginia Tech '11, Georgetown '18
Career Record
Years: 4 (2014-Pres.)
Record: 32-43, 16-24 ODAC
Honors and Awards
ITA National Coach of
the Year Nomination

USPTA Mid-Atlantic College
Coach of the Year
ODAC Tournament
2017, 2018
2018 runner-up
All-ODAC Selections

Robert Bareford begins his fifth season at Hampden-Sydney for the 2018-19 campaign.


  • Nominated for ITA National Coach of the Year - 2017
  • USPTA Mid-Atlantic Coach of the Year - 2017
  • Finished 3rd in the ODAC in 2018 and runner-up in the ODAC Tournament, the first appearance for the Tigers in the ODAC Championship match since 2011
  • Improved by 10 wins in 2017
  • #1 doubles team in 2017 went undefeated in the ODAC, is 36-4 from 2017 to 2018

The 2018 edition of Tiger Tennis saw marked improvement once again, improving by four wins to emerge victorious in 16 matches, the most wins by a team since at least 1992. Hampden-Sydney advanced to the ODAC Championship match for the first time since 2011 after finishing third in the regular season. H-SC put eight on the All-ODAC team, including all three doubles teams, while two doubles teams and one singles performer earned First-Team honors.

Behind a strong recruiting class, the tennis program saw rapid improvement in the 2016-17 season. The Tigers were one of the most improved teams in the nation, increasing their win total by 10 games from the previous season to finish with a 12-7 overall record and 6-4 in the ODAC for a tie in fourth place. Four Tigers earned All-ODAC including a first-team duo at #1 doubles that went undefeated in ODAC play as well as a first-teamer at #2 singles. For his efforts, Coach Bareford was nominated for National Coach of the Year by the ITA and was named USPTA Mid-Atlantic College Coach of the Year.

Bareford played two years of collegiate tennis at University of Virginia's College at Wise before transferring to Virginia Tech where he graduated in May 2011 with a History degree. As a Hokie, he led the Virginia Tech Club team to a 2009 Mid-Atlantic Championship title. He has a United States Tennis Association (USTA) Rating of 5.0 and is a certified tennis instructor by the Professional Tennis Registry (PTR) and the United States Professional Tennis Association (USPTA). Additionally, Coach Bareford is also a certified personal trainer.

Bareford's last head coaching position came from February 2012 to June 2012 when he was the Head Boys Tennis Coach at his alma mater, Monacan High School, in Chesterfield County. As a student-athlete at Monacan, he was a District Champion, Player of the Year, and All-Metro.

Bareford has an extensive 13-plus-year background in individual and group instruction and training with youths and adults. Bareford was the Director of Junior Tennis at Midlothian Athletic Club (May 2011 - October 2012), a Tennis Instructor at Midlothian Tennis Club (November 2008 - October 2011), a Tennis Instructor in the Virginia Tech Sports Recreation Department (September 2008-2009), and a Tennis Assistant for Salisbury Country Club in Midlothian, VA (May 2006 - August 2008).

Coach Bareford earned his Master's degree in Sports Industry Management at Georgetown University in the spring of 2018 and currently resides in Hampden-Sydney with his other half, Ammara, son, Camden, and daughter, Mila.

Head Coach Robert Bareford Career Summary
Head Coach Robert Bareford Career Summary      
  Overall  ODAC   
Year W L W L Postseason
2015 2 15 1 9  
2016 2 15 1 9  
2017 12 7 6 4 ODAC Second Round
2018 16 6 8 2 ODAC Runner Up
32 43 16 24