Parker Ross, a former tennis standout for the Bulldogs, was hired as men’s tennis coach at Butler University in 2012. Prior to taking over the program, Ross spent two seasons as men’s assistant coach under long-time head coach Jason Suscha.
Ross, a native of Libertyville, Ill., began his college tennis career at the University of Iowa before transferring to Butler in 2004. He was twice named second team All-Horizon League as a player and was a co-captain on two Butler teams that won league championships and advanced to the NCAA Tournament. In his two seasons at Butler, Ross posted a 36-29 singles record and a 39-27 doubles record.
Ross takes over the men’s tennis program at Butler after stints as a coach at Five Seasons Tennis Club and the Lawrence Township Tennis Association in Indianapolis. While at Five Seasons, he managed and organized junior tennis player programs and he mentored high school players in the USTA Junior circuit. At Lawrence Township, he coached children and introduced the sport to beginning players.
Ross earned his degree from Butler in media arts in 2006. He is married to the former Sarah Myer and lives in Indianapolis.