MONMOUTH, Oregon – Stanley Rodrigues, after spending several years coaching throughout the Western Region, returns to the Pacific Northwest to become the first-ever head coach of men’s football at Western Oregon University, as announced on sports director. Randi Lydum Wednesday.
âWe are delighted that Stan Rodrigues is joining our staff and starting to build our men’s soccer program,â said Lydum. “We have had tremendous interest in this position and strongly believe that Stan is a perfect fit for our university.”
Rodrigues comes from Cal State Dominguez Hills where he has been an assistant men’s football coach since 2019. Prior to that, he was the head coach of men’s football programs at Adams State and Northwest College. He started his first college head coaching job in a familiar condition and situation, when he was tasked with creating an all-new men’s football program in Eastern Oregon in 2015.
“I want to express my gratitude to the sports director Randi Lydum, WOU President Jay Kenton and the hiring committee for granting me the honor of becoming the very first head coach of men’s football at Western Oregon University, âsaid Rodrigues. âI am extremely touched and grateful for the outpouring of support from my peers. I want to thank my wife and family for their continued support and the sacrifices made throughout this trip. “
Early in his career, Rodrigues spent several years in the Pacific Northwest as head coach / general manager of WPSL Portland Rain / Westside Timbers semi-pro teams, in addition to being director of coaching. for the Westside Timbers / Sherwood Timbers and Alliance of Thorns Club.
Throughout his stops, Rodrigues has demonstrated his ability to recruit both locally, regionally and nationally to build successful programs, while producing quality teams both on the pitch and in the classroom. He was named Region IX Coach of the Year while at Northwest College. He brought one of the biggest classes to date to Adams State, where he also helped earn the highest team GPA since the program was instilled. Most recently at Cal State Dominguez Hills, Rodrigues was part of the first recruiting class which included student-athletes from Southern California, Western region states, and internationals.
Rodrigues obtained his B license from the United States Football Federation (USSF), his United Soccer Coaches (USC) goalie license I / II, his USSF adult coach license, his coaching director diploma from USC and the Dutch Coaching Diploma Coever. He received his BA in Human Development from Warner Pacific and his MA in Kinesiology from Fresno Pacific.
WOU will begin competing in men’s football in the fall of 2022 and will become the sixth school to sponsor the sport as part of the Great Northwest Athletic Conference.
âI look forward to getting to work and starting to create a program to participate in GNAC, regionally and nationally. Go wolves! Said Rodrigues.