Jake Gross was named the assistant coach for The George Washington University squash program in September 2010.
Gross had a terrific collegiate career at Tufts University, where he earned his Bachelor of Arts in Political Science in 2008. While at Tufts, he was the number one player for all four years of his eligibility, including serving as team captain in his junior and senior seasons. Gross holds the Tufts University record for all-time wins (53) and was a three-time team MVP. He also achieved an individual ranking of 24th in the country among collegiate players and was named to the All-NESCAC First Team in 2008.
Gross has also competed for the United States men's national team in the under-23 and under-19 divisions. In the U-23 division, he finished ranked third at the 2007 nationals. He also competed internationally against Canada in August 2006. While competing on the U-19 team, Gross obtained a high ranking of number two in the country in 2005.
In addition to an accomplished playing career, Gross has also established himself as a talented squash coach both in Washington, DC and around the country. He was the head coach at the DC Squash Academy, under current GW coach Wendy Lawrence from 2004-2008. In 2005 he served as head coach at the renowned Talbott Squash Academy under squash legend Mark Talbott. He also has coached at T Position Squash, Results the Gym and at the Potomac School.
Gross attended high school at the Potomac School in McLean, VA, where he was the number one player and captain of the Mid-Atlantic Championship team. He was coached in high school by Wendy Lawrence, during her tenure as head coach.
Prior to coming to GW, Gross worked as a senior marketing associate for The Advisory Board Company in Washington, DC.