Dasha Panova joined the OSSA staff as a volunteer coach in June 2019 and became a full-time national coach in January 2020, after spending 12 years in college coaching as the Head Women's Coach at University of Maryland from 2012-2019 and Assistant Women's Coach at University of Minnesota from 2008-2012. A native from Moscow, Russia, Dasha had a stellar college career at University of Oregon where she was a 2-time All-American in 2003-2004, a 3-time All-Pac-10 Conference selection from 2002-2004, and the 2003 Pac-10 Player of the Year. Dasha finished her collegiate career as the winningest singles player in Ducks history with 94 victories and she also holds the record for most singles wins in a single season, having won 32 matches in 2003 and 2004.
Dasha is the first female coach ever hired at OSSA and she will remain an integral piece of our future. Her experience as a player, college coach, and player development coach puts in a unique position to help the players from different perspectives. Dasha specializes in working with the National Team, Developmental Team and players who aspire to compete in ITFs and professional tours.