(born July 4, 1976) is an American
former professional tennis
player and the current head tennis coach at the University of Oklahoma
Born in Omaha, Nebraska
, he is the older brother of tennis star Andy Roddick
. Though his playing career was not quite as successful as that of his younger brother, John was a world-class player in his own right. John went on to be four time All American at the University of Georgia
from 1995–1999 and was named UGA Athlete of the Year in 1998. He was a top US junior and was ranked as high as #6 internationally in singles, and #3 internationally in doubles. However a back injury ultimately put a stop to John's professional career and he turned his attentions to coaching.
John coached and traveled with his brother, Andy, on a full-basis from 2006-2008. The highlight of his tenure included the 2006 U.S. Open Final, 2006 Cincinnati Master Series Title, and the 2007 Dubai Title.
John is currently the Head Men's Tennis Coach at the University of Oklahoma. His first year saw the team start at #49 in the national rankings and finish in the Elite Eight of the NCAA tournament. This was one of the biggest turnarounds in NCAA tennis history. The NCAA tournament run included a 4-2 Sweet 16 win over arch-rival University of Texas.
John is the former owner and Director of the Roddick Total Tennis Academy in San Antonio, Texas. His academy produced many top professional and collegiate players. The players who attended the academy included Olga... Read More