Tennis: Libertyville’s Ross named to lead Butler tennis program
Updated: July 29, 2012 6:12AM
Parker Ross, a Libertyville native and a former standout for the Butler University men’s tennis team, has been named head coach of the very same program.
A graduate of Butler in 2006, Ross was a two-time All-Horizon League Second team selection, and was a Bulldogs co-captain on two teams that won league titles and advanced to the NCAA Tournament. In his two seasons with Butler, Ross — who began his college career at the University of Iowa before transferring in ’04 — posted a 36-29 record in singles play, and a 39-27 mark as part of a doubles team.
Ross spent the last two seasons as an assistant coach at Butler.
“It’s an honor and privilege to be named the head men’s tennis coach at my alma mater,” Ross said. “I’d like to thank our athletics administrators, as well as (previous head coach) John Suscha for their help and guidance. I am extremely excited about the opportunity to help our program maintain the success it achieved under Jason.”
Ross also served as a coach at Five Seasons Tennis Club and the Lawrence Township Tennis Association, in Indianapolis.
During his 15-year tenure, Suscha led the Bulldogs to nine conference championships, and was a five-time Horizon League Coach of the Year.