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John Roddick

Head Coach
Fifth Season
75-27 (.735) at Oklahoma
 
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John Roddick

John Roddick enters his fourth season as the head coach of the University of Oklahoma men's tennis program. During his tenure Roddick's Sooners have finished in the top 25 and earned a spot in the NCAA tournament each year.

In his first year, Roddick led the Sooners to its first ever trip to the Elite Eight at the 2010 NCAA Championships in Athens, Ga., after knocking off third-ranked Texas in the Round of 16. Additionally, OU crowned two All-Americans in Andrei Daescu and Costin Paval, another program best.

In the 2011-2012 season Roddick's squad advanced to the conference title match for the first time since 1997, after the Sooners ousted No. 5 and top-seeded Baylor in the semifinals.

During the 2012-2013 season Roddick's team earned its second straight Big 12 Conference Championship after defeating the No. 13 Baylor Bears. After capturing this victory the group advanced to the third round at the NCAA Championships where they lost to the No. 2 Georgia Bulldogs. 

Roddick is a former professional tennis player and coach and before being hired he was director of Roddick Total Tennis, a high-performance boarding academy in San Antonio and Austin, Texas, which he operated from 2002-09.

Also during that time, from 2006-08, he coached his brother, Andy, a former No. 1-ranked player in the world, on the ATP Tour. In 2006 and again in 2008, John was the Team Captain for the United States' World Team Cup squad.

Roddick's Division I experience came as an assistant coach at Florida State for the 1999-00 school year and then at his alma mater, Georgia, from 2000-02. Georgia dominated college tennis during that time and won the 2001 NCAA team title. The Bulldogs also reached the 2002 NCAA Team Final.

Born in Omaha, Neb., Roddick was a world-class player. He was a four-time All American at Georgia from 1995-1999 and was named UGA Athlete of the Year in 1998. Also at Georgia, he was a three-time SEC All-Academic selection.

 
 The Roddick File
 Birthdate  July 4, 1976
 Hometown  Omaha, Neb.
 College  University of Georgia, 1998

 Coaching Experience
 2009-present, Oklahoma Head Coach
 2006-08, ATP Tour coach of Andy Roddick
 2002-09, Director, Roddick Total Tennis Academy
 2000-02, Georgia Men's Assistant Coach
 1999-2000, Florida State Men's Assistant Coach
 
 Coaching Honors
 2006 & 2008 U.S. Team Captain, World Team Cup

 Playing Experience
 1994-98, University of Georgia
 
 Playing Honors
 1995-98, Four-Time All-American at Georgia
 1998, Team Captain for NCAA Team Finalists
 1998, NCAA Singles Semifinalist
 1994, ITF Junior World Rank: #6 Singles, #3 Doubles
 1993-94, U.S. National Team Member
 1993 Wimbledon Junior Doubles Semifinalist
 1992 USTA National Runner-Up
 1990 USTA National Champion
 1988, 1990-91, Texas State Champion

A top U.S. junior, he was a member of the 1993 and 1994 National Teams. He was ranked as high as No. 6 internationally in singles and No. 3 internationally in doubles.

Roddick's academy was a hot bed for top talent. Marquee players at the academy included Nate Schnugg and Jamie Hunt, now at Roddick's alma mater Georgia, Kellen Damico at Texas and Uladzimir Ignatic of Belarus, who was the 2007 French Open Junior champ.

As a coach, Roddick has worked with top touring pros including his brother, Mardy Fish, and Uladzimir Ignatik.