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Ross James

Trophy Club, Texas

Assistant Coach/Recruiting Coordinator

Alma Mater:
Millsaps '09

Ross  James


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Contact Coach James:
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- Office: (610) 330-5881

After one season as an assistant coach, Ross James was promoted to the women’s basketball program’s recruiting coordinator for his third year on College Hill. James, who serves as an assistant coach along with his additional duties, was elevated to his new position by head coach Theresa Grentz.

“Ross James is a tireless worker who enjoys his job,” Grentz said. “The ability to recognize and evaluate talent across the country is a necessary key to any successful staff, and Ross is a trusted individual with these skills. He will do an excellent job assisting our staff in bringing top athletic and academic talent to Lafayette College.”

Responsibilities for James at Lafayette include breaking down film to provide detailed scouting reports of opponents, creating defensive strategies for the team, supervising team managers and practice players, developing and organizing Summer Elite Clinic and Camps and assisting with the oversight of social media outlets.

Prior to landing on College Hill, James was a graduate assistant coach at Texas Woman’s University, where he worked with all aspects of the program, including preseason and postseason conditioning, individual and group workouts, in-season practices and competition. The Pioneers improved their win total by nine games in James’ second year with the team.

James has additionally worked as an assistant coach at Lake Country Christian School, and he was the co-founder of Basketball Dream/Next Level Basketball, managing a series of summer and fall camps.

After a four-year playing career at Millsaps College, James played abroad for China Township in Wuhan, China, from 2010-11. As a collegiate player at Millsaps, James was part of a team in his junior season which finished 28-4. The Majors were ranked as high as No. 6 in Division III by, and they reached the Elite Eight in the NCAA D-III Tournament.

“Ross James used his understanding of basketball and size as a big guard to develop into a college player,” Millsaps head men’s basketball coach Tim Wise said of his former player. “Ross had that uncanny ability of coming up with offensive rebounds for us. Certainly a team-first, selfless member of our team.”

James graduated from Millsaps in 2009 with bachelor’s degrees in sociology and anthropology. He completed his master’s degree in kinesiology from Texas Woman’s University in 2014.