Bob Haugen enters his second season as an assistant coach for the Washington University in St. Louis men's tennis program.
Haugen is a USPTA Elite Tennis Professional and has been involved in teaching and coaching tennis for over 35 years. The majority of this time has been at The University of Texas at Austin, where he was a faculty member with the Department of Kinesiology and Health Education for 30 years.
His main position was Director of Instructional Tennis where he oversaw and taught all levels of tennis classes (beginning-advanced) to over 200 students each semester. Haugen also worked with the UT Athletics Department as the Assistant Women's Tennis Coach from 1983-1990. In 1986 he helped start UT's Longhorns Tennis Camp, which he then served as Camp Coordinator until 2010.
Besides his work at UT, Haugen has been involved in various junior development programs and coaching situations. From 1997-2013, he and his wife Judy ran Centex Scoop-It-Up Tennis, a grass roots program for 10 and under children that introduced over 7,000 K-6 graders to the basics of the game.
Haugen also worked from 2007-13 with high performance juniors at the St. Stephen's Tennis Academy in Austin, Texas. He has also been part of the USTA Texas Zonal Coaching staff in the 12's, 14's and 16's age groups, and coached the Malaysia Davis Cup Team in 1981.
Haugen graduated with a bachelor's degree in Physical Education from California State University, Los Angeles in 1978. He earned his MS in Exercise Science from Utah State University in 1982. Haugen played two years at CSULA, and was team captain in 1978
The Haugen's have four boys, Matt, Shaun, Greg and Jason. Jason is a sophomore on the WashU Men's Tennis Team. The family was selected the Austin, Texas Tennis Family of Year in 2000 and the USTA Texas Tennis Family of the Year in 2002.
Haugen currently teaches and coaches tennis independently and consultants on tennis programing, tennis camps and the college recruiting process.