David Roditi, one of the great players in the history of the TCU men's tennis program, was hired as the Horned Frogs' new head coach on Sept. 7, 2010. Roditi, a three-time doubles All-American who lettered from 1993 through 1996, still holds the school record for combined career victories.
After two seasons, Roditi has the Frogs on the right track as they move into the Big 12 for the 2013 spring season. His 2012 team saw itself go through its growing pains as numerous new faces dotted the lineup. Roditi led Nick Chappell to Mountain West Freshman of the Year honors in 2012 to highlight the season.
In his first season, Roditi led TCU to a 13-13 overall record and a trip to the 2011 Mountain West Conference Championship finals. His team racked up four victories over nationally-ranked opponents and enjoyed the highest home attendance in TCU tennis history. Over 1,000 fans filtered into the Bayard H. Friedman Tennis Center to see the Frogs defeat UNLV in the regular season finale, 6-1.
Individually, Roditi mentored Emanuel Brighiu to his fourth-straight All-Mountain West distinction in singles and third career nod in doubles. He also helped Christopher Price earn a spot on the All-MWC singles team for the first time. The duo of Brighiu and Price also received All-MWC doubles accolades. In the classroom, Cameron Nash led the way with Phi Beta Kappa honors.
Roditi returned to TCU after serving as Lead National Coach at the USTA Training Center in Carson, Calif., from 2005-2010. Prior to joining the USTA, he worked as the Associate Director of St. Stephens Tennis Academy in Austin, Texas, and was also an assistant coach at Texas from 2000-02.
Among the players Roditi coached with the USTA was top American male prospect Ryan Harrison, who upended 15th-seed Ivan Ljubicic in the first round of the 2010 U.S. Open. The victory marked the first win in a Grand Slam tournament for the 18-year old, who had been under Roditi's watch since he was 13. In addition to Harrison, Roditi also tutored a number of other top juniors. He served as coach for the U.S. Junior Davis Cup team that won the 2008 Junior Davis Cup title.
Other players Roditi has been involved with include John Isner. Isner grabbed headlines in the summer of 2010 for his first-round victory at Wimbledon over Nicolas Mahut that ranked as the longest match in the history of professional tennis (6-3, 3-6, 6-7, 7-6, 70-68).
Roditi leads a TCU program that he helped build into a national power during a four-year career from 1993 through 1996 playing for legendary former head coach Tut Bartzen. The Frogs finished the season ranked among the nation's top-7 teams in each of Roditi's final three years, including a school-record rating of No. 3 following his senior campaign. The Frogs advanced to the NCAA semifinals that season, one of three Final Four appearances in program history.
In addition to the team's success during his playing days, Roditi racked up numerous individual accomplishments as a Frog. A nationally ranked player during each of his four years on campus, he twice reached the quarterfinals of the NCAA Doubles Championships alongside partner Paul Robinson. The pair finished the 1995 season ranked No. 2 nationally in doubles and was rated as high as No. 1 at times in both 1995 and 1996. Among the titles won by the duo were two ITA National Clay Court championships (1994, 1995) and the 1994 ITA All-American Championships crown. The players were also named to the Rolex Collegiate All-Star Team in 1996.
Roditi capped his career by earning a career-best No. 25 singles rating in 1996 to go along with a No. 5 mark in doubles. Overall, he posted a combined career record of 250-82 for TCU, which is 12 victories more than any other player in program history. He also ranks No. 2 in doubles wins (121) and No. 4 in singles victories (129). Three times he was ranked All-Southwest Conference in both singles and doubles (1004, 1995, 1996) and he combined for five individual SWC individual singles and doubles titles. The accomplishments resulted in his election to the TCU Letterman's Hall of Fame in 2007.
Following his time as a Frog, Roditi experienced a highly successful professional career. He reached a career-high position of No. 41 in the ATP doubles rankings and recorded a win over the former No. 1 doubles team of Mark Woodforde and Todd Woodbridge. He also represented Mexico in 10 Davis Cup matches.
Roditi graduated from TCU in 1996 with a degree in marketing.