Roland Ingram Sr.
Induction Year: 2008
Roland Ingram Sr. was born in Austin on November 13, 1939. He played tennis at Harlingen High School in Harlingen, Texas and went on to play at Schreiner University in Kerrville, Texas where he was both the singles and doubles national champion at the 1961 Junior College Championships.
Ingram began his coaching career in 1966 at Amarillo High School. He left Amarillo in 1974, to take over the head coaching duties at Midland Junior College. While at Midland College, he led the teams to NJCAA singles, doubles and team championships. Ingram was voted coach of the year twice for both the Southwest Conference and the Western Athletic Conference. While coaching at TCU his previously unranked team won the SWC Conference championship in 1991. Ingram was named Southwest Conference Coach of the Year in 1986 and 1991 and the WAC Coach of the Year in 2000 and 2001.