OXFORD, Ohio – Miami University head tennis coach Anca Dumitrescu announced a change in her coaching staff on Thursday (Sept. 12), promoting Ricardo Rosas to associate head coach. Rosas has played a key role in the program for the past 11 seasons, serving as assistant coach in that timeframe.
“Ricardo has done a great job during his time at Miami,” said Dumitrescu. “He has been instrumental in helping the program be as successful as it has been. I think he’s grown a lot over the years as a coach, and I am excited with his promotion to associate head coach.”
Rosas is no stranger to leading the RedHawks, filling in as an interim head coach on two separate occasions during his time in Oxford. His first stint came at the end of the 2006-07 season. He assumed the role again in 2010 and was named Mid-American Conference Coach of the Year.
During his time at Miami, Rosas has helped 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.
Growing up, Rosas was one of Mexico’s most talented junior players, 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.
“I want to thank our Athletic Director David Sayler and senior administrators Mark Rountree, Steve Cady and Jennie Gilbert,” said Rosas. “I especially want to thank Head Coach Anca Dumitrescu. I couldn’t have asked for anything better than this opportunity. At the end of the day, what really matters is to make a positive influence on the lives you come in contact with. I am very excited to continue to build this program into one of the best in the country, graduate more student athletes and win more championships.”