Assistant Coach | 2nd Season
Purdue | 2001
Jason Marshall, a two-time Big Ten champion and former member of the ATP tennis tour, enters his second season as an assistant coach for the TCU men's program after joining Head Coach Dave Borelli's staff in the summer of 2008.
Marshall helped guide the Frogs to both the Mountain West Conference regular season championship and an NCAA Regionals appearance in his inaugural season on campus despite playing against one of the nation's toughest schedules featuring 19 of 24 opponents listed among the nationally ranked. Four Frogs concluded the season among the ITA individual rankings, while the squad garnered a league-high five All-Mountain West Conference selections.
"Having the opportunity to work for TCU is like a dream come true for me," Marshall said at the time of his hiring. "It's a program that is close to my family and one that I grew up watching as a kid. Very few coaches in the game of tennis are as experienced and successful as Coach Borelli, and I'm proud to have been selected to help carry on this program's rich tradition."
Prior to joining the Frogs, Marshall spent one season as an assistant coach at Wright State, where he helped coach 2007-08 first-team All-Horizon League honorees Nick Camilleri Tony Teufel. He also formerly served as a coach for the Tahitian Olympic team in 2007, helping lead the squad to a Bronze-medal finish at the South Pacific Games. In addition to his coaching duties, he also managed the team's budget, organized team travel and implemented strength and training programs.
Also a seven-year member of the ATP Tour from 2001 through 2007, Marshall reached a career-high world ranking of 101st in doubles. His top moment as a professional came in Sept. 2005, when he upset top-10 ranked Marcos Baghbatis in straight sets, 6-2, 6-2, during an ATP event in Vietnam. He traveled to more than 35 U.S. states and 40 countries for events as a member of both the ATP and International Tennis Federation.
"I am excited to have Jason join our staff," Borelli said at the time of Marshall's hiring. "He is one of the top young assistant coaches out there and will be a tremendous addition to our program with both his knowledge of the game and his experience on the ATP Tour."
Marshall, a native of Dallas, graduated from Purdue, where he was a four-year letterman and still holds career records for winning percentage at the No. 1 singles and doubles positions. He won Big Ten singles titles in both 1999 and 2001 and was a three-time All-Big Ten selection overall. As a Boilermaker he reached a high national ranking of No. 17 in singles and No. 19 in doubles during his senior campaign.
Marshall received his bachelor's degree in business from Purdue in 2001 after graduating from J.J. Pearce High School in Dallas. He is a member of the United States Racket Stringers Association and volunteers time with funds and Pro-Am events.