At the program's inception in 1991, TCU named Roger Ivy its first head rifle coach. Ivy has held the position since and enters his 13th season as the Horned Frogs' head rifle mentor in 2003-04.
A native of Tyler, Texas, Ivy begins his 15th year overall as a head coach. Before coming to TCU, he coached at Centenary College, Jackson State University and Henderson State University. During his tenure at Henderson State, Ivy led the Reddies' varsity squad to back-to-back Arkansas State Collegiate Rifle League championships in 1989-90.
While serving in the United States Army, Ivy was squad leader of the 172nd Infantry Brigade Championship Combat Rifle Team in Alaska. He was also a firing expert with the M-16, M-14, M-60 and 50-caliber M-2 for the Army.
Ivy concluded his military career at TCU, where he served as the University's ROTC senior instructor from his arrival at TCU in 1991 until his retirement from the Army in 1994. He was inducted into TCU's Horned Frog Regiment Hall of Honor in 1995.
Despite his retirement from the Army, Ivy still remains active in the military, including coordinating the Color Guard for a number of Dallas Cowboys' games throughout the football season.
A graduate of Tyler High School and Central Texas College, Ivy lives near Springtown, Texas. His wife, Eva, serves as the squad's statistics officer. In addition to their duties with the Horned Frog rifle squad, the couple owns the Double I Miniature Horse Ranch and regularly enters their 18 show horses in competitions across the state.