Doug Ross (ice hockey)

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Doug Ross
Sport(s) College ice hockey
Current position
Title Head coach
Biographical details
Born (1951-10-09) October 9, 1951 (age 63)
Dearborn, Michigan
Playing career
1973-75 Bowling Green
Position(s) Right wing
Coaching career (HC unless noted)
1976-1977
1979-1981
1982–2007
Ohio
Kent State
Alabama–Huntsville
Head coaching record
Overall 506–318–47 (all-time)
394–273–42 (varsity/NCAA)
Accomplishments and honors
Championships
National Club Championship: 1983, 1984
NCAA Division II: 1996, 1998

Douglas George Ross (born October 9, 1951 in Dearborn, Michigan) is a retired American college ice hockey player and former college ice hockey head coach. Ross spent 25 seasons as the head coach at the University of Alabama in Huntsville from 1982-2007. Ross also coached at Ohio University and Kent State. Ross became head coach at the starting in the 1982 season.

Under Ross, UAH won two National Club Championships (1983 and 1984) and two NCAA Division II national championships (1996 and 1998).

Ross is the father of former NHL forward Jared Ross.

Awards and honours[edit]

Player[edit]

Award Year
MJCHA Tournament Most Valuable Player 1973 Oakland Community College
All-CCHA All-Conference Honorable Mention 1973-74 [1]
All-CCHA First Team 1974-75 [1]

Coach[edit]

  • 1998 State of Alabama Collegiate Coach of the Year (Sington Award).
  • 2002-03 College Hockey America Coach of the Year.
  • 2007 USA Hockey Distinguished Service Award.

Season-by-season coaching record[edit]

Season Head coach Conference Level GP Overall record
(W-L-T)
Conference record
(W-L-T, finish)
Postseason results
1976–77 Ohio University Club 21 13–8–0
1979–80 Kent State Club 36 25–9–2
1980–81 Kent State Independent NCAA I 36 18–18–0
1982–83dagger Alabama—Huntsville Central States Collegiate Hockey League Club 35 26–7–2 13–0–0 (1st) Lost in CSCHL Tournament final
National Club Champions
1983–84dagger Alabama—Huntsville Central States Collegiate Hockey League Club 31 27–4–0 18–0–0 (1st) National Club Champions
1984–85 Alabama—Huntsville Central States Collegiate Hockey League Club 29 21–7–1 8–2–0 (1st) Lost in CSCHL Tournament semifinals
Lost in National Club Championship final
1985–86 Alabama—Huntsville Independent NAIA 28 14–13–1
1986–87 Alabama—Huntsville Independent NCAA II 30 20–10–0
1987–88 Alabama—Huntsville Independent NCAA I 30 11–18–1
1988–89 Alabama—Huntsville Independent NCAA I 26 15–10–1
1989–90 Alabama—Huntsville Independent NCAA I 35 10–22–3
1990–91 Alabama—Huntsville Independent NCAA I 32 9–21–2
1991–92 Alabama—Huntsville Independent NCAA I 27 16–10–1
1992–93 Alabama—Huntsville Independent NCAA II 28 15–12–1
1993–94 Alabama—Huntsville Independent NCAA II 26 20–5–1 Lost in NCAA championship finals
1994–95 Alabama—Huntsville Independent NCAA II 27 20–5–2
1995–96dagger Alabama—Huntsville Independent NCAA II 29 26–0–3 NCAA Division II National Champions
1996–97 Alabama—Huntsville Independent NCAA II 28 20–8–0 Lost in NCAA championship finals
1997–98dagger Alabama—Huntsville Independent NCAA II 30 24–3–3 NCAA Division II National Champions
1998–99 Alabama—Huntsville Independent NCAA I 27 21–5–1
1999–00 Alabama—Huntsville College Hockey America NCAA I 31 17–10–4 12–5–1 (2nd) Lost in CHA championship
2000–01 Alabama—Huntsville College Hockey America NCAA I 34 21–12–1 15–4–1 (1st) Lost in CHA championship
2001–02 Alabama—Huntsville College Hockey America NCAA I 37 18–18–1 10–9–1 (3rd) Lost in CHA championship
2002–03 Alabama—Huntsville College Hockey America NCAA I 35 18–14–3 13–5–2 (1st) Lost in CHA semifinals
2003–04 Alabama—Huntsville College Hockey America NCAA I 31 11–16–4 10–9–1 (3rd) Lost in CHA quarterfinals
2004–05 Alabama—Huntsville College Hockey America NCAA I 32 18–10–4 14–5–1 (2nd) Lost in CHA championship
2005–06 Alabama—Huntsville College Hockey America NCAA I 34 19–13–2 12–7–1 (T-2nd) Lost in CHA semifinals
2006–07*^ Alabama—Huntsville College Hockey America NCAA I 36 13–20–3 7–11–2 (5th) CHA Tournament Champions
Lost in NCAA Midwest Regional semifinals
All-time record 28 seasons 871 506–318–47
Varsity/NCAA record 23 seasons 709 394–273–42
References:[2][3][4][5]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "CCHA All-Conference Teams". Central Collegiate Hockey Association. Retrieved 2 January 2013. 
  2. ^ UAH Sports Information (2009-10). "Year-by-year results". UAH Hockey 2009-10 Media Guide.  Check date values in: |date= (help);
  3. ^ "Alabama-Huntsville Men's Hockey Team History". USCHO.com. Retrieved 10 March 2012. 
  4. ^ "CSCHL Standings By Year". Retrieved 2012-04-04. 
  5. ^ "CSCHL Playoff Results". Retrieved 2012-04-04. 

External links[edit]

Awards and achievements
Preceded by
Bill Wilkinson
CHA Coach of the Year
2002–03
Succeeded by
Tom Serratore