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Ricardo Rosas
Position: Assistant Coach

Ricardo Rosas has been a vital part of Miami's tennis program for over a decade, serving as assistant coach for the past 11 seasons. Twice during his tenure, he has been called upon to assume the position of Interim Head Coach, including in 2010 when he was named Mid-American Conference Coach of the Year. He also served a similar capacity at the end of the 2006-07 campaign.

During his time at Miami, Rosas has helped guide the program to five straight MAC regular-season titles, three MAC Tournament titles and three NCAA Tournament appearances. The RedHawks have tallied a 157-104 overall record during his tenure in addition to a 73-18 MAC mark.

Rosas brings an impressive tennis background and strong experience as an international competitor to a staff that features more than 30 years of experience. A graduate of Instituto Villa de Cortes Mexico in Xalapa, Veracruz, Mexico, he has been playing professionally and coaching since he was a young boy. As a junior player, Rosas was one of Mexico's finest, ranking as high as No. 6 in singles and No.12 in doubles nationally and No. 26 in singles and No. 12 in doubles in the ITF World Rankings.

In 1993-94, he participated in the U.S. Open, The French Open and Wimbledon as an 18-year old. Following his junior career, he went on to play four years on the ATP Tour (1994 to 1997), reaching career-best rankings of No. 574 in singles and No. 375 in doubles.

His international experience also includes representing Mexico in several events, including the 1994 Davis Cup. After his playing career ended, Rosas spent one year at the Gary Kesl Tennis Academy in Deerfield, Fla. There he was one of the academy's instructors while also overseeing court maintenance and the supervision of the school's other instructors.

In 2006-07, Rosas served as the interim head coach for the Miami program after then-head coach Ray Reppert departed in mid-February to take a position in Florida. Rosas brought continuity to the program at a time of influx and guided the RedHawks to an 8-8 overall record, including a 4-4 Mid-American Conference mark. In 2010, he guided the program to its second straight undefeated MAC season and a return to the NCAA Tournament.

Rosas and his wife, Marilyn, reside in Oxford.

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