Tennis Coaches

Bill Boykin

Bill Boykin

Title: Head Tennis Coach

Phone: (704) 337-2597

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Boykin joined the Royals staff as the head men's and women's tennis coach in the spring of 2016 after serving as head men’s coach for UNC Charlotte since 2010. While there, he guided the 49ers to 50 wins and the first national ranking since 2002. Eleven Niners have earned All-Conference honors and three 49ers have earned Conference All-Academic team honors during his tenure. In addition, for the first time since 1997-2000, Boykin guided the 49ers to at least 13 wins for three straight seasons.

Before joining the 49ers, Boykin was head men’s tennis coach for the University of Richmond. In 2010, just his second season, the Spiders won 12 matches, its biggest total since 2005. The 2010 team also had the A-10 Most Outstanding Rookie Performer, Sebastien Fauchet, the team’s first such honoree since 2001.  A lot of that team's success can be traced to Coach Boykin's recruiting class, which was ranked the 18th-best nationally for a mid-major school by tennisrecruiting.net.
 
Prior to Richmond, Boykin was the men's and women's assistant coach for the nationally ranked tennis program at the College of Charleston. Before Charleston, Boykin served for one year as the assistant coach at his alma mater, Davidson College.

Boykin received a BA in political science from Davidson College in 2001. Coming out of high school, Boykin was the United States Tennis Association's #1 ranked junior player in the state of North Carolina and earned Davidson College's Dalton McMichael Scholarship for excellence in academics and athletics. While at Davidson College, Boykin served as team captain and finished undefeated in singles play during Southern Conference regular-season competition in 1999.

"We are very pleased to have Coach Boykin join our staff and lead our growing tennis program," said James Bullock, vice president for Advancement. "Coach Boykin has an impressive track record both as a coach and as a player. I have no doubt he will be instrumental in bringing our team continued success.”

Jesse Tarr

Jesse Tarr

Title: Assistant Tennis Coach

Phone: (704) 337-2597

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Jesse Tarr has had an outstanding second year with the Queens tennis programs. This year the men’s tennis team took the SAC Regular Season title for the first time in program history with an undefeated regular season record. They went on to become SAC Tournament Champions and to qualify for the NCAA Tournament for the second straight year.
 
In 2017 Tarr had a number of players earn all-conference recognition. Additionally, Queens took SAC Player of the Year honors on both the men’s and women’s side. The men also saw carried the SAC Freshman of the Year,
 
Tarr joined the Royals last year after serving as an assistant coach for the women’s tennis team and the men’s tennis, then as the interim head coach, at the University of North Carolina at Charlotte since 2010. During his six month tenure as the interim head coach at UNCC, Tarr guided the men’s team to a 12-8 overall record as the team received the NCAA Public Recognition Award. His players not only produce wins on the court, but in the classroom as well. Nine players were selected to the Conference USA Commissioner’s Honor Roll, one Conference USA All-Academic Team selection, one CoSIDA Men’s At-Large Academic All-District team selection, one first-team All-Conference USA singles selection and finally one second-team All-Conference USA doubles selection.

Before joining the 49ers in 2010, Tarr worked at the College of William and Mary for a year as the assistant men’s tennis coach. While there, the team climbed up in the national rankings reaching as high as No. 53; an all-time season high for the men’s tennis team. Tarr also aided five colonial athletic association all-conference selections and one CAA Rookie of the Year Award.

Prior to the College of William and Mary, Tarr worked at Boise State University as a volunteer assistant men’s tennis coach for one season and assisted in leading the team to an astounding 24-9 overall record. At the end of the season, the team obtained a No. 1 ranking in the final mountain regional team ranking.

A James Madison University graduate, Tarr was persistent throughout his time at JMU, including being named a finalist for the James Madison University Athlete of the Year.

 
 
 
 
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