He is the older brother of tennis star Andy Roddick. John went on to be four time All American at the University of Georgia from 1995–1999 and was named UGA Athlete of the Year in 1998. He was a top United States junior and was ranked as high as #6 internationally in singles, and #3 internationally in doubles.
However a back injury ultimately put a stop to John"s professional career and he turned his attentions to coaching.
John was a 4 time All-American at the University of Georgia. He was the United States Captain at the "06 and "08 Association of Tennis Professionals World Team Cup.
He also served a stint at Florida State. He also spent time working young touring pros in Austin, Texas.
The highlight of his tenure included the 2006 United States. Open Final, 2006 Cincinnati Master Series Title, and the 2008 Dubai Title.
John is currently the Head Men"s Tennis Coach at the University of Oklahoma. His first year saw the team start at #49 in the national rankings and finish in the Elite Eight of the National Collegiate Athletic Association tournament. This was one of the biggest turnarounds in National Collegiate Athletic Association tennis history.
In his third year at the helm, Roddick led his Sooners to their first conference title after the Sooners defeated Baylor, 4-3.
In 2014,Roddick led the Sooners to their first ever #1 national ranking, their 3rd consecutive Big 12 Championship and a 2nd place finish at the National Collegiate Athletic Association Championships. John is the former owner and Director of the Roddick Total Tennis Academy in San Antonio, Texas.
His academy produced many top professional and collegiate players. The players who attended the academy included Olga Govortsova, Uladzimir Ignatik, and Ryan Sweeting.
Just before accepting his position at Oklahoma, John sold his interest to Myron Grunberg and Leo Lavalle.
The academy remains one of the top developmental academies in the world.
As one of the nation’s top-ranked junior players, John was a member of the "93 and "94 United States. National Teams.