Ross Douma, a native of Sanborn, Iowa, was named head coach of the Dordt College men’s basketball program in March 2009.
Douma is 69-27 on the Dordt bench after leading the 2011-12 Defenders to the NAIA Men's Division II National Tournament. The Defenders won two games at the tournament before bowing out in the quarterfinal round with a 30-5 record. The 2011-12 team won the GPAC regular season crown and Douma was named the GPAC Men's Basketball Coach of the Year.
Five players have earned all-GPAC First-Team honors under Douma.
Prior to arriving at Dordt, Douma coached high school basketball for 10years at Waukee, Hartley-Melvin-Sanborn, and Chicago Christian and compiled a 142-103 record in those 10 years. Douma’s 2008 Waukee team qualified for the Class 4A Iowa High School State Tournament.
Douma served as head coach at Hartley Melvin Sanborn from 1998 to 2001 and led the Hawks to their first and only district championship in school history. While at Chicago Christian he coached the team to two 20-win seasons in 2004-05 and 2005-06 during his four-year stint at the school. His 2003-04 and 2004-05 teams at Chicago Christian earned regional titles. Douma moved to Waukee before the 2006-07 season.
He was named the District Coach of the Year in 2008 and also was selected as the Illinois Basketball Coaches Association District Coach of the Year in 2004 and 2005.
Douma served as a teacher, assistant principal, and dean of students at his previous stops and holds a Bachelor of Arts degree from Northwestern College in Orange City, Iowa (1995). He earned his Master of Arts degree from Governors State University in University Park, Illinois, in 2006.
Douma was an all-state basketball player at Western Christian in Hull, Iowa, and was a member of three national tournament qualifying teams at Northwestern.