Randy Ross is in his eighth year at SMU, where he serves as the Director of Football Operations. In that role, Ross wears a number of hats. He coordinates team travel, office management and administration, handles gameday responsibilities and serves as a liaison with athletics and university departments.
Ross came to SMU after spending 17 seasons at Alabama, the last four as Director of Football Operations. He was an assistant coach from 1993-96 as well as Alabama's recruiting coordinator from 1990-98. He then spent one season in UA's development office before moving back to the football office in 2000 as the Director of High School Relations. He began his coaching career at Gaston (Ala.) High School before moving to Gadsden's Southside High School in 1976. He then served as Southside's head coach for nine seasons before moving on to coach at Scottsboro High from 1985-86. He moved on to Vanderbilt to tutor the quarterbacks as an assistant coach for three seasons before being lured to Alabama by Gene Stallings.
A graduate of St. Bernard, Ross is married to the former Ann Lowe.