DeAnn Watlington Goss is an accomplished tennis player with a long history in the sport. She began playing tennis with her twin sister at the age of 10. She developed a love for the game and began to excel. During her junior career she attained the #1 ranking in Louisiana in singles and doubles. The #1 ranking in the South in doubles and the #2 in Singles. She was ranked #6 Nationally in doubles and #35 in singles.
At Broadmoor High School in Baton Rouge, La., DeAnn was a Regional, State and National High School Tennis Champion. She and her twin sister, Dana De, became the first girls in history to win the High School National Championship four years in a row. DeAnn was also a gold medalist at the National Sports Festival in Indianapolis.
DeAnn was awarded an athletic scholarship to LSU. She played #1 in singles and doubles and was an SEC Champion. She and her sister are the only two girls in LSU history to win individual SEC singles titles. She helped lead her team to a #2 SEC finish. DeAnn was the singles and doubles champion at Sugar Bowl tennis tournament in New Orleans. After exhausting her playing eligibility she became an assistant coach for the Tigers.
DeAnn became the head tennis pro at the Country Club of Louisiana following her LSU career. She is currently a volunteer coach for the Notre Dame tennis team in Crowley, La.
DeAnn is married to Mike Goss and the mother of Michael & Ryan.