2009 ITA Division II Men's Coach of the Year
2009, 2005 PBC Men's Coach of the Year
2003 PBC Women's Coach of the Year
The 2009 ITA Division II Men's Tennis Coach of the Year, Steve Barsby is in his 16th year as the head coach of the Georgia College men's and women's tennis programs.
The 2009 season was one of the top years for Barsby as a men's coach, taking the Peach Belt Conference (PBC) Men's Coach of the Year as well, leading his squad to an 18-4 overall record with a perfect 7-0 mark in conference play for the first PBC Men's Tennis Championship in school history. A major highlight of the season came when Georgia College defeated then-No. 1 Armstrong Atlantic during the regular season 5-4.
2015 was another strong season for both programs, the men finished No. 12 in the nation, going 14-9 overall. The women took No. 16 in the nation. They added an 18-7 overall record. Both programs made the NCAA Tournament. He also coached the women's team to their 21st straight NCAA Tournment.
Barsby was named the PBC Men's Tennis Coach of the Year in 2005 after coaching the Bobcats to an 18-7 overall record, 6-2 mark in the PBC, and their second straight trip to the NCAA Tournament.
He was named the PBC Women's Tennis Coach of the Year in 2003 after guiding the Bobcat women's tennis team to one of the greatest seasons in school history. The Bobcat women won their first outright, and fourth overall, PBC Regular Season Championship, as well as the PBC Tournament Championship. Georgia College advanced all the way to the semifinals of the national championship tournament and finished with a No. 4 national ranking.
Barsby is 256-154 all-time coaching women, including a 241-133 mark at Georgia College. He's also 230-158 as a men's coach overall, with a 208-136 Georgia College history. Barsby has coached 21 Bobcats to All-America status, the most recent being Yannick Hass in 2015.
Barsby came to Georgia College from Brock University in Ontario, Canada, where he taught sports management. Prior to that he was the head coach at Troy State University in Alabama from 1995-97 where he guided the Trojan men's team to the conference championship in 1997. He was also honored as the Conference Coach of the Year following the 1997 season.
He earned his undergraduate and Masters degrees in Physical Education from Troy State in 1995 and 1997, respectively. He was a four-year tennis player for the Trojans, earning All-Conference honors once, as well as the Freshman of the Year Award.
He and his wife, Debbie, are the parents of son Ryan and daughter Riley. They live in Milledgeville.