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 currently works with 20 players ranked in the Top 30 in the Mid-Atlantic rankings.
"Having Dasha help our kids at the academy will be a huge addition to their on-court development as players. She believes in helping people and her tough love attitude is essential when working with today's athletes. I can't stress enough how important it is, especially for our girls, to have a female role model to look up to in one of the coaches and Dasha will be a fantastic mentor in that role. We've been friends for years and had many conversations about the inner workings of tennis, so she has my total confidence in helping us to build the brand. In addition, her experience with developing young adults at the Division I level will also serve her very well when working with our national players of all ages."