Known as an excellent recruiter and game tactician, Jim Ross joins the Blue Dragon women’s soccer coaching staff in 2019.
Ross comes to Hutchinson after serving as the women’s head coach at Northwestern Oklahoma State University, an NCAA Division II program.
Before that post, Ross was at Cloud County Community College from 2014 to 2018, serving four years as the men’s head coach and was also the Thunderbirds’ women’s head coach in 2017.
Ross posted a 56-13-3 record with the Thunderbird men’s program. In 2016, Cloud County had a 21-1-1 record, winning Jayhawk Conference and Region VI titles and finishing 1-1 at the NJCAA Tournament. He was named the KJCCC’s conference coach of the year and the district coach of the year. The 2017 T-Birds repeated as KJCCC champion and the team posted a 24-game unbeaten streak in conference matches.
When Cloud County brought back women’s soccer in 2017, Ross guided the Thunderbirds to a 15-5 record and captured the Jayhawk West title in school history. Cloud also won the district title to qualify for the NJCAA Tournament.
Before Cloud County, Ross was an assistant men’s coach at Maple Woods Community College in the 2011 and 2012 seasons. The 2011 Maple Woods team was a regional champion and the 2012 team was a regional runner-up.
Ross also spent one season as a women’s assistant at Western Texas College in 2013. That team finished 8-8 after going 1-11 in the previous year.
A native of Kansas City, Missouri, Ross graduated from Park Hill South High School in 2005. He played one season at Barton Community College in 2005 and then transferred to NJCAA power Tyler Junior College in 2007.
Ross earned his degree in business administration from Park University in 2009.