The 2019-20 season will be the 18th for Ron Bohrnstedt as the head coach of the men's tennis program at Rollins. Entering the season Bohrnstedt has 252 career wins at Rollins. In over a decade leading the Tars, he has kept the program in the elite ranks of NCAA Division II tennis.
Just the third head coach in the 54 year modern history of Rollins men's tennis, Bohrnstedt has led the Tars to 14 appearances in the NCAA Division II Tournament in his 17 seasons. He also has finished third in the Sunshine State Conference four times, runner-up once and won the conference title in 2004. Also in that season, the Tars advanced to the semifinals of the NCAA Division II Tournament. During his career, Rollins ended the season as highly ranked as fourth in the nation.
The Tars finished the 2018-19 season ranked No. 11 in the country, as Bohrnstedt coached Nicolo De Fraia to a SSC Male Tennis Player of the Year Award and the ITA South Region Senior Player of the Year. In the 2014-15 season, Coach Bohrnstedt led the Tars to their first appearance in the NCAA South Regional Final since the 2011-12 season. The Tars went 15-10 during the year as Bohrnstedt picked up his 200th career win against No. 14 NYIT. Bohrnstedt coached three Tars that earned All-SSC honors.
In Bohrnstedt's debut season at the helm the Tars went 13-9 and made it to the NCAA Championships where they lost to powerhouse West Florida. Rollins finished the 2002-03 season with a national ranking of 15th. Since that season, Bohrnstedt has gone on to coach eight different Tars to All-American status and two Sunshine State Conference Player's of the Year.
A native of Redlands, California and a graduate of UCLA, Bohrnstedt was a three year letterman for the Bruins and a member of two conference championships and three straight NCAA Division I runner-up finishes. He competed as a professional tennis player from 1970-75 and was ranked by the USTA and USPTA nationally in men's singles. His biggest professional victory was over Jimmy Connors at the Charlie Farell Invitational in Palm Springs (CA).
After his playing career, he served as Director of Tennis at Sawgrass Tennis Club in Ponte Vedra Beach, Florida for three years. Bohrnstedt then spent 24 years as the Director of Tennis at The Greenbrier Hotel in White Sulphur Springs, West Virginia before moving to Florida in 1999. During his tenure at Greenbrier, he helped the five-star, five-diamond property earn recognition as a U.S. Top Ten Tennis Resort by Tennis Magazine. His staff was also rated as a U.S. Top Five Resort Instructional Staff by Tennis Magazine.
An active volunteer with the USTA more than 20 years, Bohrnstedt was elected for two terms as a member of the USTA Board of Directors, concluding in December of 2002. He is Past President of the USTA Mid-Atlantic Section and spent six years as Vice Chairman of the Davis Cup Committee.
Bohrnstedt and his wife, Cheri, are the parents of three children and currently reside in Winter Park. Two of his children, Ry and Alexis, attended Rollins. Ry was a two-year member of the Rollins tennis team.