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 64)
Dearborn, Michigan
Playing career
1973-75 Bowling Green
Position(s) Right wing
Coaching career (HC unless noted)
1976-1977 Ohio University
1977-1979 Kalamazoo Central High School
1979-1981 Kent State University
1982–2007 University of 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 former American college ice hockey player, 1976 USA Olympic hockey player and former college ice hockey head coach. Ross is most noted as head coach of the University of Alabama in Huntsville ice hockey team from 1982-2007 where he won two national club championships and two NCAA Division II championships. Ross also coached the club hockey program at Ohio University and oversaw the transition of Kent State University hockey from club status to varsity status in 1980.

Coaching Career[edit]

Ross began his college coaching career at Ohio University where he guided the club team for one season. He spent the next two seasons as head coach at Kalamazoo Central High School in Kalamazoo, Michigan. Ross was then hired at Kent State University on July 1, 1979. At Kent, he guided the Golden Flashes from club status to NCAA Division I independent status with a schedule of independent, Division II, Division III, and NAIA varsity teams, as well as select club programs. Unexpectedly, Ross was fired on April 14, 1981. Ross was hired as head coach of Alabama-Huntsville's club ice hockey team on June 8, 1981.

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]

Personal[edit]

Ross is the father of former NHL forward Jared Ross.

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