RICHMOND, Va.-University of Richmond Hall of Famer Bob Bayliss will step down as head coach at Notre Dame at the end of 2012-13 after 26 years with the Fighting Irish and a 44-year collegiate coaching career. Bayliss is currently the winningest active coach in NCAA Division I men's tennis.
His career began with a 15-year stint at the U.S. Naval Academy (1970-84), followed by three years at M.I.T (1985-87), and the last 26 years with Notre Dame.
In the span of his career Bayliss has accrued an overall record of 725-322-1, making him one of three NCAA Division 1 coaches with over 700 career wins.
The ITA presented Bayliss with the meritorious service award in 1995 for his major contributions to collegiate tennis as well as his service to the collegiate tennis community during his career.
In 1992 the ITA named Bayliss the national coach of year after leading Notre Dame to a NCAA runner-up finish and on 14 occasions he has been selected as conference coach of the year.
He received his Bachelor of Arts degree in English at the University of Richmond in 1966 and completed his Masters degree in English in 1971. During is time at Richmond he served as captain of the tennis team and was a member of the basketball team. During his time on the tennis team he played at the No. 2 singles and No. 1 doubles as a senior.
Bayliss will stay at Notre Dame in a new capacity, serving as manager of tennis facilities. His role will include oversight of all tennis facilities.
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