Doug Ross (ice hockey)
|Sport(s)||College ice hockey|
October 9, 1951 |
|Coaching career (HC unless noted)|
|1977-1979||Kalamazoo Central High School|
|1979-1981||Kent State University|
|1982–2007||University of Alabama–Huntsville|
|Head coaching record|
|Accomplishments and honors|
|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.
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
|MJCHA Tournament Most Valuable Player||1973||Oakland Community College|
|All-CCHA All-Conference Honorable Mention||1973-74|||
|All-CCHA First Team||1974-75|||
- 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
|Season||Head coach||Conference||Level||GP||Overall record
|1980–81||Kent State||Independent||NCAA I||36||18–18–0||—||—|
|1982–83||Alabama—Huntsville||Central States Collegiate Hockey League||Club||35||26–7–2||13–0–0 (1st)||Lost in CSCHL Tournament final
National Club Champions
|1983–84||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
|1993–94||Alabama—Huntsville||Independent||NCAA II||26||20–5–1||—||Lost in NCAA championship finals|
|1995–96||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|
|1997–98||Alabama—Huntsville||Independent||NCAA II||30||24–3–3||—||NCAA Division II National Champions|
|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|
Ross is the father of former NHL forward Jared Ross.
- "CCHA All-Conference Teams". Central Collegiate Hockey Association. Retrieved 2 January 2013.
- UAH Sports Information (2009-10). "Year-by-year results". UAH Hockey 2009-10 Media Guide. Check date values in:
- "Alabama-Huntsville Men's Hockey Team History". USCHO.com. Retrieved 10 March 2012.
- "CSCHL Standings By Year". Retrieved 2012-04-04.
- "CSCHL Playoff Results". Retrieved 2012-04-04.
|Awards and achievements|
|CHA Coach of the Year