Ross Guignon, a former Illini All-American (he earned that honor in 2014 in doubles with Tim Kopinski), will join the Fighting Illini as the volunteer assistant coach for the 2016-17 season. Guignon spent 4 years as an Orange and Blue player, winning Big Ten Championship in 2012 and 2015. After his graduation, Ross stayed close to Illinois Tennis program, working as a graduate assistant coach here at the Atkins Tennis Center. The Fighting Illini will open the season at Georgia Tech Invitational before ITA Kick-Off weekend at Norman.
"We are incredibly excited to have Ross working with the squad," said head coach Brad Dancer. "He epitomizes the competitive, hungry spirit we want in our student-athletes. He is a great shaper of our team's culture and will be a tremendous resource for our guys."
"I am incredibly excited to step in as the volunteer assistant coach for the upcoming season," said Guignon. "I have an incredibly strong passion for Illinois Tennis, and filling this role gives me a new opportunity to positively impact the future of Illinois Tennis in a coaching position."