Brett Ross Named Head Coach at Georgia State
June 3, 2014
By Alex Botoman, Wake Forest Athletic Communications (@WakeMTennis)
WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. - Wake Forest assistant men's tennis coach Brett Ross has been named the head coach of Georgia State's men's tennis program.
Ross, who played at Wake Forest from 2003-06 and served as an assistant coach of the Demon Deacons for the last five seasons, will start his head coaching career with the Panthers in his hometown of Atlanta.
"I want to thank Ron Wellman, (senior associate athletic director) Barbara Walker and Tony Bresky for all of the opportunities that they've given me at Wake Forest," said Ross. "Being able to coach at my alma mater was very special for me, and I wish the program the best in the future."
"Brett is a tremendous coach who has made a huge impact on our program," said Wake Forest head coach Tony Bresky. "We hate to see him go, but I know that he's going to make a great head coach at Georgia State. I wish him the best in this exciting opportunity."
As an assistant coach under Bresky and previously Jeff Zinn, Ross was instrumental in the recruitment and coaching of some of the top players in program history. One of his first recruits, Adam Lee, set the program single-season singles win record and finished his career in the top 10 for singles victories. Ross also coached three-time All-American Steven Forman and more recently Romain Bogaerts, who earned a top-30 individual ranking and an NCAA singles berth this season.
An accomplished player for the Demon Deacons, Ross still ranks in the top 10 in school history for career singles and doubles wins. A national search for his replacement will begin immediately.