Verano battled through physical struggle to keep his team in the running.
Randy Rowley enters his sixth season at West Point. After three seasons as an assistant coach, Rowley was promotoed to associate head coach prior to the 2013-14 season.
Prior to coming to the academy, Rowley coached and traveled with nationally ranked junior players in the United States and Europe. Before returning to coaching and traveling with juniors, Rowley spent seven years coaching at the University of Southern Mississippi, turning a 3-21 program into a team that became the winningest in school history. Rowley's team achieved USM's first national team ranking, recorded the most wins in a single season and finished third in the Conference USA Tennis Championships.
While coaching the Golden Eagles, Rowley split his time traveling and coaching on the WTA tour and ITF women's tour, spending two months helping conduct a preseason training camp and coaching at the 2007 Australian Open Grand Slam, the 2007 Mondial Australian Women's Hardcourts, the 2007 Pacific Life Open, and the 2007 United States Open Grand Slam.
Rowley went to Southern Miss after spending three seasons as the assistant men's tennis coach at Texas Tech University. During that time, he twice served as the NCAA's representative for the Tennis Championships. The Red Raiders were ranked nationally all three seasons during Rowley's tenure.
Prior to his three-year stint at Texas Tech, Rowley was the head men's tennis coach at University of Louisiana-Monroe from 1995-2000. He changed titles in 1999, serving as director of tennis, coaching both men's and women's programs during the 1999 and 2000 seasons. He compiled a 52-36 overall record at ULM, including a 14-2 Southland Conference record. He led the Indians to two Southland Conference titles, three years in the national rankings, and a berth in the NCAA Tournament, marking the first time in 25 years ULM reached the national tournament. Rowley also served as an NCAA representative at the NCAA national tournament.
He spent two years as head women's coach and assistant men's coach at the University of Louisiana-Lafayette from 1994-95. The women's program reached a national ranking of No. 36 during his tenure at ULL.
Rowley served as an assistant coach for the men's and women's tennis program at the University of Kansas during the 1986 and 1987 seasons. The Jayhawks reached as high as No. 21 in the national rankings, winning the Big Eight Conference Championship and earning an NCAA appearance.
After serving as a student assistant coach with the women's tennis program at Southwestern College in Winfield, Kan., from 1979-84, he was director of tennis at Seward County Community College in Liberal, Kan., from 1984-86. During his tenure at Southwestern, he helped lead the program to four KCAC team championships and three NAIA District 10 runner-up finishes.
During his coaching career, Rowley has also spent nine years as head coach of Tennis: Europe, and five years as head coach for the national team of Tennis: Europe. He has spent 14 years coaching ranked juniors on the ITF junior circuits in America and Europe. He has coached players on the ATP, WTA and ITF circuits. He served as the president of the junior program on the board of officers for the Dallas Tennis Association in 1992 and spent five years as the DTA representative at the USTA Area Training Center. Coach Rowley serves as a director at the NIKE / Lawrenceville, NJ, Army Tennis Camps, College Exposure Tennis Academy and directs a fundraising camp at his alma mater, Southwestern College in Winfield, Kansas.
Rowley and his wife, Martha, who serves as a volunteer assistant coach for the Army women's tennis team, reside in Cold Spring, N.Y.