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 Bob Dallis

Bob Dallis, Ed.D., enters his eighth year as head coach of the Dartmouth women's tennis team. Last year Dallis led the Big Green to a fifth place finish in the Ivy League, and the team was named an Intercollegiate Tennis Association (ITA) All-Academic Team, a distinction reserved for teams with a collective GPA of 3.2 or higher. Five Dartmouth players were also singled out for individual ITA All-Academic honors.

Prior to coming to Dartmouth, Dallis was the head men's and women's tennis coach at Colgate University from 1998-2002, and before that he was the head men's coach at Boston University. Dallis led the Raider women to runner-up finishes in the Patriot League Conference in 2000 and 2001, and coached the Raider men to a No. 11 NCAA Northeast Regional ranking and a second place conference finish in 2002. The Colgate women's squad was also twice named an ITA All-Academic Team. At Boston University, Dallis coached the Terriers to the final of the conference tournament 10 straight years (winning it four times), and was voted America East Conference coach of the year three times.

A 1986 graduate of Boston University, Dallis was a four-year member of the Terrier tennis team. He was voted team co-captain and most valuable player from 1984-86. During his summer breaks from college, Dallis played the professional satellite circuits in the U.S. and Spain.

Dallis earned a doctoral degree in developmental studies and counseling, with a specialization in sport and exercise psychology, from Boston University's School of Education in May 2002. His doctoral dissertation was entitled, "The Design and Implementation of an Elite Training System for Tennis," and details how to develop a world-class tennis player from childhood through the late teen years. A United States Professional Tennis Association (USPTA) Level 1 professional, Dallis also completed the January 2003 USTA Tennis High Performance Coaching Program at the USTA Training Center in Key Biscayne, Fla.

A native of Queens, N.Y., Dallis is a graduate of New York City's Stuyvesant High School. He is married to Bonnie Barber, a writer/editor and former nationally-ranked player who was also a tennis standout at Boston University from 1982-1986. They have been married for 15 years and live in West Lebanon, N.H.


You may contact Coach Dallis by phone at (603) 646-3494, or by e-mail at: