Ben Dunbar enters his second season as the head coach for The University of New Mexico. He spent 2014-16 as an assistant coach at UNM under former head coach Bart Scott and played for the Lobos from 2008-12. He is the 18th coach in program history, and the fifth to both play and coach for the program. He currently holds a 12-13 record along with assitant coach Robin Goodman.
"I'm incredibly honored and humbled at the opportunity to lead the UNM Men's Tennis program. I want to thank Paul Krebs and Ed Manzanares, the search committee of Alan Dils and Ciara Martinez and the University of New Mexico for giving me the opportunity to lead a program with such a great history," said Dunbar. "There are many great coaches and players that have coached and competed for UNM over the years, and I am excited to coach the next generation of UNM greats. I can't wait to hit the ground running this season, we have an exciting group of student athletes returning and we hope to make lobo fans proud this year and for many years to come."
He added, "Lastly I want to thank outgoing coach Bart Scott, for the faith he placed in me, his mentorship, and I want to wish him and his family the very best in their new endeavors."
As assistant coach under Scott, Dunbar handled on-the-court coaching, instructional work, team academics and scheduling for the Lobos. In his first season as an assistant coach in 2014-15, the Lobos made the NCAA Championship for the first time since 2009. Subsequently, Dunbar was honored by the ITA as the Mountain Region Assistant Coach of the Year, joining Scott as Lobo assistants to have earned the honor.
Dunbar has also helped coach the doubles team of Hayden Sabatka and Bart Van Leijsen to the ITA All-American Championships, the USTA/ITA National Indoors and the NCAA Championships in 2016.
Additionally, Dunbar played tennis at UNM, posting a standout career with the Lobos from 2008-12.
Over his four-year career, he registered a 55-49 record in singles play and a 73-34 record in doubles play. In his senior year, he finished 20-15 in singles and 27-9 in doubles play, the sixth-highest single-season total in program history. He eventually earned a national doubles ranking of No. 30 from the ITA.
He was a five-time All-Mountain West honoree overall, earning the accolade three times in singles and twice in doubles.
Academically, Dunbar was named Mountain West All-Academic every year he was eligible and Mountain West Scholar-Athlete honors once (2012). He also claimed ITA Scholar Athlete honors over his junior and senior seasons, during which he tallied a perfect 4.0 GPA.
He also served as volunteer coach with the Lobos from 2012-14 while working toward his master's degree at New Mexico.
Originally from Nottingham, England, Dunbar graduated from Castle College in 2008 before earning his bachelor's degree in psychology from UNM in 2012.
Robin Goodman enters his second season as the assistant coach for the New Mexico men's tennis team after spending 2014-16 with Baylor.
In his two seasons with Baylor, Goodman assistant Baylor head coach Matt Knoll, helping the Bears to the NCAA Tournament twice, including an appearance in the NCAA Championship semifinals. Baylor ended the 2015 season ranked No. 3, its highest ranking since 2005, when Baylor was No. 2 in the country.
That top player was Baylor’s Julian Lenz, who was ranked No. 1 in 2015, and finished ranked No. 4 in 2015 and No. 12 in 2016.
Before joining the Baylor staff, Goodman spent four seasons in Des Moines, Iowa, as a member of the Drake men's tennis program. He racked up 111 career singles wins. He was a two-time All-Missouri Valley Conference selection and three-time All-Missouri Valley Player of the Week his senior year. Goodman was a two-time first-team All-Missouri Valley Conference Scholar-Athlete award winner and finished with the fifth most career victories in program history.
Goodman graduated in May of 2014 from Drake University with a degree in business management. He is from Cambridge, England.