Volunteer Assistant Coach
Aaron Rodgers, 36, is in his second season as a volunteer coach with the University of Florida soccer team. He will serve as the goalkeeper coach.
Rodgers brings knowledge from the collegiate and club coaching ranks as well as experience as a player to the Florida program.
He began his coaching career as an assistant coach for the women's team at his alma mater, North Texas State. After a year with the Mean Green, Rodgers became the South Alabama assistant women's soccer coach for the 1996 and 1997 seasons. While at USA, the Jaguars went from a 2-17 record in 1996 to 18-3-1 in 2007, marking the biggest turnaround in women's collegiate history. He then accepted the University of Alabama's assistant women's coaching position for the 1998 season. The Tide won the Southeastern Conference's Western Division and earned a NCAA Championship berth in 1998. Rodgers coached 1998 All-SEC first team selection Rachel Brown, who is currently the goalkeeper for the England National Team.
He accepted the associate director position at the nationally prominent Cardinal Soccer Club located in Cincinnati, Ohio. Rodgers spent almost two years with the program, working with players aged 7 to 20.
Rodgers has been coaching in the Sunshine State since the summer of 2001. He was a volunteer coach for the University of North Florida for the 2001 year and the Ospreys finished the 2001 season nationally ranked. He spent the 2005, 2006 and 2007 seasons as an assistant coach for the Flager College men's team.
Rodgers played collegiate soccer at both Arkansas-Little Rock (1991) and North Texas (1992-1993). He also played four seasons with various United Soccer League (USL) teams in the southeast - Texas Toros (1993-1994), Dallas Rockets (1995) and Mobile Revelers (1997).
He received his bachelor’s degree in political science from the University of North Texas in 1996. He currently works as a sales representative for Surgical Concepts.He and his wife, Mandi, have a son, Luke, who was born Oct. 30, 2006.