Associate Head Coach
OU Coaching Staff
Bo Hodge developed his relentlessness as a four-time ITA Collegiate All-American, his training skills with the likes of Mardy Fish and Serena and Venus Williams, and his commitment to excellence at the University of Oklahoma.
As associate head coach, Hodge has overseen limitless success with the Sooners. In addition to achieving the program’s first Big 12 Conference titles, first ITA No. 1 weekly rating and highest NCAA Tournament seed (No. 2 in 2014), Hodge has mentored the following:
• Three ITA All-Americans
• Six ITA Scholar-Athletes
• Two Big 12 Players of the Year
• Two Big 12 Freshman of the Year
• 2012 Big 12 Newcomer of the Year
• Eight Academic All-Big 12 Team members
• 13 Big 12 position champions
• 15 All-Big 12 Singles and Doubles Team members
• 2013 ITA Men’s Central Region Senior of the Year
• Two ITA Men’s Central Region Rookies of the Year
• 2012 ITA Men’s Central Region Player to Watch
• Two Big 12 Championship Most Outstanding Performers
• A combined 63-14 (.818) dual match record
(as of May 6, 2014)
Hodge joined the Sooners in the fall of 2011 and directed a spring of domination as Oklahoma traveled undefeated through the Big 12 Conference regular season and championship tournament en route to its first conference titles in more than two decades.
In addition to the votes of Costin Paval as 2012 Big 12 Player of the Year, Guillermo Alcorta as Big 12 Newcomer of the Year and Dane Webb as the Big 12 Championship Most Outstanding Performer, OU claimed six of a possible nine conference position champions and eight All-Big 12 Team selections. Paval and Webb teamed for a semifinalist appearance at the NCAA Doubles Championships, becoming Oklahoma’s first men’s tennis All-Americans since 1988.
The next season, Oklahoma repeated as the Big 12 Tournament Champions and reached the round of 16 at the NCAA Team Championships. Paval repeated as Big 12 Player of the Year and captured ITA Central Region Senior of the Year honors. Guillermo Alcorta took most outstanding performer honors from the Big 12 Tournament and Axel Alvarez was named the Big 12 Freshman of the Year and ITA Central Region Rookie of the Year. Again, OU claimed eight All-Big 12 Team selections.
Hodge was promoted from assistant coach to associate head coach in July 2013. During that summer, he also coached the USTA Men’s Collegiate Team for the third consecutive year. The program provides an elite training program for the top American collegiate tennis players and gives them exposure to the USTA Pro Circuit.
Hodge boasts an impressive resume that includes serving as a coach and hitting partner for Venus and Serena Williams in 2005-06 and coaching ATP professional Mardy Fish in 2007 and 2008. Hodge served as a volunteer coach at the University of Georgia under head coach Manuel Diaz from August 2006 to May 2008, helping lead the Bulldogs to consecutive NCAA national championships.
A former star for the Bulldogs before pursuing a career on the professional circuit, Hodge earned a Bachelor of Arts in speech communications at UGA, where he returned to complete his studies after several years on the professional tour as a player and coach.
As a player for the Bulldogs, Hodge was a four-time All-American from 2001-04 while playing on three Southeastern Conference championship teams (2001, 2002 and 2004) and one national championship team (2001). Hodge was the No. 2-ranked collegiate player in the nation in both 2001 and 2004 and was consistently ranked in the nation's top five in both singles and doubles. In 2004, he and teammate John Isner reached the NCAA Doubles finals.
Prior to attending Georgia, Hodge had an outstanding career in junior tennis where he led Athens Academy to the 1998 Class A High School state title as a sophomore. After helping the Spartans win the title, Hodge moved to Boca Raton, Fla., to study under famed South African coach Stanford Boster while attending Boca Prep, where he was teammates with John's brother, Andy Roddick.
A native of Athens, Ga., Hodge is the son of Mark and Suzette Hodge. His father is a former Georgia football star and was a tight end and offensive captain of the 1978 Bulldogs. Hodge and the former Tatum Clowney, a student-athlete graduate of Clemson University and assistant soccer coach at Alabama, married in December 2013.