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Houston Barrick

 
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Houston Barrick was named the head coach of the University of Richmond men's tennis team entering the 2017-18 season.

Barrick owns a 32-17 (.653) overall record in two seasons as head coach.

Barrick enters his third season as head coach of the Spiders. In his second season, Richmond finished with a 18-6 overall record and was 4-1 in A-10 play earning a No. 2 seed in the A-10 Championship. The 18 overall wins are the second most in school history. Barrick led the team to an A-10 Championship appearance after winning back-to-back matches against Fordham (W, 4-1) and sweeping third-seeded Davidson, 4-0. Barrick guided three A-10 All-Conference performers in Matthew Fernandez (1st team), George Lovitt (Second team) and Klein Evans (Second team).

In his first season with the Spiders, Barrick led the squad -- which had lost five seniors from the previous year including A-10 Performer of the Year Jacob Dunbar -- to a 14-11 record and 4-3 mark in league action. The team downed La Salle and George Washington at the A-10 Championships, qualifying for the semifinals as the No. 5 seed.

Barrick came to Richmond after five seasons as the Associate Head Coach at VCU, the reigning Atlantic 10 Champions. During his time with the Rams, Barrick saw VCU reach four Atlantic 10 Championship matches. Under his guidance, the Rams earned 16 All-Conference awards, and two student-athletes reached the NCAA Singles and Doubles Championships.

Before VCU, Barrick spent two years as a club professional at Belle Meade Country Club in his hometown of Nashville, Tenn. Prior to that, he spent the 2011 season as an assistant at Cornell, where he helped guide the Big Red to its first-ever Ivy League championship and earn its first NCAA Tournament berth.

As a player, Barrick helped the Cavaliers to three National Indoor team championships during his four years in Charlottesville.

A four-year starter at Virginia, Barrick was a two-time team captain and posted a 60-0 record in the ACC over his four seasons. He played as high as No. 1 in both singles and doubles at UVA and helped the Cavaliers to a 140-6 record during his career. Individually, Barrick finished his time at UVA with a singles record of 102-31 and doubles record of 115-34. A two-time NCAA All-Tournament Team selection, he was also named the 2010 ACC Tournament MVP and was selected to the All-ACC first team following his senior season. Barrick ranked as high as No. 2 in doubles competition and No. 50 in singles.