Anthony Rossi, a French native, was elevated to head coach of the VCU Men's Tennis program in August of 2018 after serving one year as an assistant for the program.
Rossi brings high-level tennis experience to the VCU staff, including a standout career at Kentucky as a player and coach. In his first year with the Rams, he helped bring an Atlantic 10 Conference Championship and an NCAA berth to the Black and Gold.
Rossi served as a volunteer assistant for the Wildcats men’s team for the 2013-14 season before moving into a graduate assistant role from 2014-16. He helped to guide Kentucky to an SEC tournament semifinal and an NCAA Sweet 16.
A premier player for Kentucky from 2010-13, Rossi was named an All-American after his senior season, earning him a place in the University of Kentucky Tennis Hall of Fame. Serving as a captain for his junior and senior years, Rossi was a First Team All-SEC selection during both campaigns. He was also named to the SEC All-Tournament Team in 2012 and the All-Freshman First Team in 2010.
Most recently, Rossi spent a year with Cliff Drysdale Tennis in Key Biscayne, Fla., as a tennis professional. He instructed private lessons and clinics to different age groups, managed a USTA ladies team, and coached the Carrollton Junior High team.
A standout in the classroom as well as the court, Rossi was on the SEC Honor Roll from 2011-13. He completed his Bachelor of Arts and Sciences in Economics in 2013 and his Master’s Degree with Specialization in Sport Leadership in 2016, both from the University of Kentucky.