Brad Ross

In his second year in Annapolis, Brad Ross joined Joe Amplo’s staff in the summer of 2019 and serves as the Mids’ offensive coordinator.

In his first season at Navy, Ross tutored an inexperienced offense that featured just two returning starters among the attack and midfield. The Mids finished No. 40 in the nation and No. 4 in the Patriot League in scoring offense, averaging 11.80 goals per game. It marked the first time since 2007 (11.00) that a Navy team would close out the year averaging double digits, while it was its best scoring average since its Cinderella run in 2004 that saw the Mids average 12.28 goals per game. The Mids’ 20.00 points per game stood 28th nationally and marked the best average since 1978 when Navy averaged 23.07 points per game. Navy’s 8.20 assists per game stood 20th nationally and was the best average since 1978 when it averaged 8.77 per contest.
Navy’s extra-man unit was a well-oiled machine, scoring 10 goals on 15 attempts (66.7) on the year. In its final two games of the season, Navy was 7 for 7 (4-4 vs. Lehigh, 3 for 3 vs. Colgate). It’s the first time Navy has scored double-digit extra-man goals since 2016 (12 for 33) and it’s the first time since 2011 that it has finished ranked inside the top 20. Navy has never finished among the top five in the category until 2020. Junior attackman Tyler Perreten played a role in 6 of Navy’s 10 man-up opportunities, scoring 3 extra-man goals while dealing out assists on 3 goals.
He arrived in Annapolis after having spent the previous five seasons at Ohio State as the team’s offensive coordinator and recruiting coordinator, while being promoted to associate head coach in August 2016.
In 2017, Ross was named the IMLCA’s Assistant Coach of the Year and played a key role in the Buckeyes advancing to the program’s first Final Four and NCAA National Championship game. Ohio State averaged 11.33 goals per game, including a season-high 18 in a win at Michigan Stadium against the Wolverines. On 11 occasions, the Buckeyes scored 12 or more goals and had an offense that generated nearly 34 shots per game and converted 49.2 percent of its man-up chances.
With Ross leading the offense in 2018, the Buckeyes finished the regular season ranked 29th nationally in scoring offense and 21st in shooting percentage.