A former member of the ATP tennis tour and veteran collegiate coach, Jason Marshall enters his third season as the head coach of the Georgia State women's tennis program.
In his first year at the helm, Marshall guided GSU to a 13-9 record and a berth in the Sun Belt Conference semifinals as four Panthers earned all-conference honors.
The program also shined in the classroom under his guidance, earning status as an Intercollegiate Tennis Association (ITA) All-Academic team for 2014-15 and featuring three individual ITA Scholar-Athletes.
Marshall joined the #PantherFamily in 2014-15 after spending the previous six seasons at TCU, including aiding in the Horned Frogs’ transition to the Big 12 Conference. During his tenure, Marshall worked with both the men’s and women’s programs at TCU, finishing his final four seasons with the women’s team.
During his tenure, Marshall helped the Horned Frogs to many highlights, including:
- Collecting four NCAA Team Championship appearances (2009, 2010 TCU men; 2012, 2013 TCU women)
- Assisting a women’s team that ranked as high as No. 19 in the nation in 2012-13 when the Horned Frogs earned their second straight NCAA team tournament berth
- Helping four TCU women’s players earn all-conference honors, including Stefanie Tan who was an ITA All-American in 2012
- Aiding four men’s players who ended the season in the ITA individual rankings during the 2010 campaign
Before assisting the Horned Frogs, Marshall was on the court as an assistant coach for Wright State for one season in 2007-08. During that first coaching stint, he helped groom a pair of All-Horizon League honorees. The successful season was an extension of Marshall’s offseason when he helped the Tahitian Olympic team to a bronze medal in the 2007 South Pacific Games. As the head coach, Marshall managed all facets of the program including budget, travel and training programs.
Marshall began his coaching career following a successful run as a member of the ATP tennis tour for seven years (2001 to 2007). During that span he:
- Reached as high as No. 101 in the world in doubles play
- Earned his biggest win in Vietnam in 2005 when he upset top-10 ranked Marcos Baghdatis 6-2, 6-2
- Picked up notable wins in doubles over players such as Tomas Berdych, Bruno Soares, Julien Benneteau, Nicholas Mahut and Phillip Kohlschreiber
- Competed in more than 35 states and 40 countries as a member of the ATP and the International Tennis Federation
A native of Dallas, Marshall graduated from Purdue with a bachelor’s degree in business in 2001. As a Boilermaker, Marshall won Big Ten singles titles in 1999 and 2001, and he was a three-time All-Big Ten selection while setting the record for singles and doubles winning percentage at the No. 1 position. His personal high ITA ranking came at No. 17 in singles and No. 19 in doubles, both as a senior. Marshall added an MBA from Texas A&M-Commerce in 2012, and he is a member of the United States Racket Stringers Association.