|Other Position:||Alma Mater: Boston University 1986, M.S. 1990, Ed.D. 2002|
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|DALLIS' CAREER AT-A-GLANCE|
Career Record: 117-112
DARTMOUTH HEAD COACH - 11 Seasons
Bob Dallis, Ed.D., enters his 14th year as head coach of the Dartmouth women’s tennis team and his 26th year as a Division I head coach.
The 2014-15 campaign was a historic one full of firsts for the women's tennis team. Dartmouth ended the year with an overall record of 19-6 and a conference mark of 5-2, finishing second in the Ivy League. The Big Green were undefeated for seven weeks to kick off the spring, going 11-0 to post their best-ever start to a campaign since 1977. They were nationally ranked all season and received the program's highest ranking (No. 18) at the end of February. Dartmouth earned its first bid to the NCAA Tournament, defeating William & Mary in the first round before falling to No. 2 UNC in the second. Taylor Ng was named Ivy League Player of the Year and First Team All-Ivy for singles and doubles, while Kristina Mathis was a First-Team doubles selection. Ng became the first Big Green women's tennis player to qualify for the NCAA Singles Championship, falling in the first round to Texas A&M's Saska Gavrilovska. She was also named the ITA Northeast Region Player to Watch.
The Big Green wrapped up the 2013-14 season with a record of 8-9 and 4-3 in conference play. Dartmouth ended its season with a dramatic 4-3 victory over No. 53 Harvard on Senior Day, coming from behind to clinch the win. The team was ranked No. 7 in the ITA Northeast Region ranking. Katherine Yau was tabbed to All-Ivy First Team for singles, while Taylor Ng was a second-team selection. Melissa Matsuoka was named the ITA Division 1 Northeast Most Improved Senior of the Year.
During the 2012-13 season, Dallis led Dartmouth to a 8-10 overall record and a 1-6 mark in Ivy League action. The Big Green scored a 4-3 come-from-behind conference victory against Princeton at the Boss Tennis Center and Gordon Pavilion on Apr. 14.
In 2011-12, Dallis led the Big Green to an 8-13 overall record, while going 2-5 in Ivy League play. The Big Green were ranked for six consectuive weeks jumping to as high as 53 in mid-February.
Dallis had one of his most successful season at Dartmouth in 2010-11. He led the women's tennis team to the program's first-ever Ivy League Championship. The Big Green finished with a 14-8 overall record and a 6-1 mark in the Ivy League. The team tied with Yale for the Ivy title with Yale gaining the NCAA automatic bid to the NCAA Tournament because of the head-to-head tiebreaker. The squad ended the season ranked 54th in the nation. Dallis was also honored as the Wilson/ITA Northeast Region Co-Coach of the Year.
He led the Big Green to a Top-70 national ranking in six of the past seven seasons, including a program-best in 2010. It was Dartmouth’s highest national ranking to date at No. 38. Additionally, the 2007-2008 squad’s 16-4 record set a Dartmouth record for most wins in a single season. During a stellar spring, the Big Green defeated such teams as Harvard, Brown, Cornell, Columbia, Boston College, Maryland, and the University of Central Florida, and had a match point to defeat Ivy League champion Yale.
In 12 years at the helm, Dallis has coached ten All-Ivy players honored 23 times, including Katherine Yau '16, who was All-Ivy second team in singles play. In 2011-12, Sarah Leonard ’13 earned first team All-Ivy honors in singles. Leonard has been named first or second team All-Ivy in singles and in three of her four season with the team. Other past players that have received accolades include Molly Scott ’11. Scott has been named first or second team All-Ivy in singles and doubles in all of her three seasons.Scott is one of only 12 players in the history of the Ivy League to be named first team in singles three times. Scott and Megan Zebroski ’08 teamed up in 2008 and were named first team All-Ivy. The two were also honored in singles, and the tandem of Beth Winingham ’10 and Jesse Adler ’10 were named an All-Ivy doubles second team in 2008. In 2009-10, Sarah Leonard ’13 was named second team All-Ivy and the ITA Northeast Rookie of the Year.
Off the court, the team has been named an Intercollegiate Tennis Association (ITA) All-Academic Team in each season that Dallis has coached. To be eligible for the award, a team must post a collective cumulative grade point average of at least 3.2. In the past two seasons, 15 members of the team have been singled out for ITA All-Academic accolades, an honor is reserved for players who earn a GPA of 3.5 or higher.
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 from 1987-1998. 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 team 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. An article excerpted from his dissertation was a Tennis Week magazine cover story. Dallis is a United States Professional Tennis Association (USPTA) Level 1 professional, and has also completed two, week-long USTA Tennis High Performance Coaching programs.
A native of Queens, N.Y., Dallis is a graduate of New York City's renowned Stuyvesant High School. He is married to Bonnie Barber, a writer/editor and former USTA nationally-ranked junior player who was also a tennis standout at Boston University from 1982-1986. They have been married for 20 years and live in West Lebanon, N.H.