Roland Ingram is in his 19th season as head womenís coach at TCU. The only full-time coach of the Horned Frogs in the programís history, Ingram has compiled a 307-150 overall record in his previous 18 campaigns, for a winning percentage of .671. Fifreen of his 18 Horned Frog squads have posted winning records, with ten of his teams positing 17 or more win seasons.
A native of Harlingen, Texas, Ingram guided TCU to the 1991 Southwest Conference womenís tennis title, and his teams finished among the leagueís top four clubs on eight occasions in 13 years. In five years as members of the Western Athletic Conference, Ingramís clubs have grabbed a pair of firsts (2000 and 2001), a third and two fifth place finishes.
Ingram has earned personal acclaim as he was named Southwest Conference Coach of the Year in 1986 and 1991 and more recently, named WAC Coach of the Year in the back-to-back seasons of 2000 and 2001. Ingram has had six teams ranked among the nationís top 25 programs, with eight of his squads being listed among the countryís top 50 teams. In his 18 seasons, Ingram has produced 20 conference champions. Four of his Horned Frogs earned All-America honors: Rene Simpson and Tory Plunkett in 1988 and Lucie Dvorakova and Daria Zoldakova in 2000. A coach in several U.S. Olympic Festivals, six of Ingramís players earned medals in the 1990 competition. Inducted into the Texas Tennis Coaches Association Hall of Fame in 1995, Ingram has led the Horned Frogs into the NCAA Regionals on five occasions (1996, 1997, 1998, 2000, 2001).
Ingram began his coaching career in 1966 at Amarillo High School. He left Amarillo in 1974, taking over the head coaching duties at Midland Junior College. In 1974, his Midland squad captured the NJCAA National Championship while also winning the national singles and doubles competitions. Before coming to TCU, Ingram served as head tennis professional at Colonial Country Club for seven years.
As a college player at Schreiner College in Kerrville, Texas, Ingram was both the single and doubles national champion at the 1961 Junior College Championships. He completed his college years at North Texas, earning both his bachelorís and masterís (1966) degrees in Denton.
Married to the former Joanna Burkett of Fort Worth, the couple has two children, daughter Katrina and son Roland, Jr. They are also proud grandparents to grandson Christian, son of Roland, Jr. and wife Debbie.
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Ingramís Conference Championships