Bo Hodge joins Add 2 Performance after an incredible stint as a collegiate coach at Alabama, Oklahoma and Georgia. He currently is coaching Dominik Koepfer while overseeing the development of A2P’s former collegiate athletes (Smith and Shropshire).
He helped the Sooners achieve unprecedented success in his four seasons in Norman as OU compiled a 97-18 record – it’s best four-year mark in school history – and reached the NCAA final in each of the last two seasons.
In 2015, Hodge helped guide the Sooners to a program record with 29 wins, the school’s first National Indoor title and the No. 1 seed in the NCAA Championship. In Hodge’s four years, an Oklahoma player finished the season ranked in the top-15 nationally in singles five times, including this past season when Axel Alvarez ended the year ranked No. 1 and was also named the ITA National Player of the Year.
The 2014 Oklahoma squad claimed a No. 1 national ranking for the first time in program history, and Hodge was voted ITA Central Region Assistant Coach of the Year at the end of the season.
In addition to NCAA runner-up finishes in 2014 and 2015, Hodge and the Sooners won Big 12 titles in 2012, 2013, 2014 and 2015.
Hodge was hired to be Oklahoma’s assistant in 2011 and was promoted to associate head coach following the 2013 season. He previously spent three years as an assistant coach at Alabama under Billy Pate from 2008-2011. He helped the Crimson Tide earn a pair of berths to the NCAA Championship.
Hodge coached the USTA Collegiate National Team for five consecutive years, which is a high-level training program designed to help top American college players make a smooth transition to professional tennis. Players who have participated in the program include Hodge’s former Georgia teammate and doubles partner John Isner, James Blake (Harvard), Bob Bryan (Stanford) and Mike Bryan (Stanford).
As a player, Hodge became the sixth four-year All-American in Georgia’s storied history. He is also one of seven four-year All-SEC honorees to play under Diaz. Hodge was a member of the 2001 NCAA championship team, and he played on three SEC championship teams (2001, 2002 and 2004). Hodge was ranked as high as No. 2 in the country in both his freshman and senior seasons, and he spent much of his college career ranked in the nation’s top five in both singles and doubles. He reached the NCAA doubles final in 2004 with Isner.
After completing his eligibility with the Bulldogs in 2004, Hodge played on the ATP Tour for two years before his coaching career began. He was as a coach and hitting partner with Venus and Serena Williams in 2005-06 and also worked with Mardy Fish in 2007 and 2008.
Hodge graduated from Georgia in 2008 with a degree in speech communications. Before coming to UGA, he led Athens Academy to the 1998 Class A High School state title as a sophomore. He then moved to Boca Raton, FL., to train under South African coach Stanford Boster while attending Boca Prep, where he also played on the basketball team.
Hodge is married to the former Tatum Clowney of Greenville, S.C., and he is the son of Mark and Suzette Hodge of Athens. His father is a UGA football letterman and was a tight end and offensive captain of the 1978 Bulldogs.