Randy Dodge enters his seventh year as Vanguard's Director of Soccer. He has led Vanguard's women to a 77-31-20 overall record while at the helm of the program. He is also in his 11th season as VU's men's head coach and has accumulated a 118-76-15 overall record.
Dodge graduated from Vanguard University (then Southern California College) with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Biblical Studies in 1993, and earned a Master's degree in Education in 1998 from California State University San Bernardino. During his years as a student-athlete at Vanguard University, he played for Coach Dave McLeish, who left VU after a 16-year coaching stint with the Lions. Dodge was a four-year player, served as team captain, and was selected to play in the Golden State Athletic Conference All-Star game as a senior.
Coach Dodge and the Lions are coming off of a record-breaking 2012 season. Vanguard went undefeated in GSAC play with a record of 10-0 to break the school record for most league wins in a season. The Lions also won the GSAC conference for the first time in Vanguard women's soccer history and compiled more wins than any other VU squad (14). Two of Dodge's players, Jordan Davidson and Lauren Terry, garnered NAIA Player of the Week honors and his girls were selected as GSAC Players of the Week on six different occasions.
In 2010 VUSC finished with an 8-6-4 overall record, and a 2-5-3 mark in GSAC play. Dodge had one All-GSAC player (Ivana Mendez) and one GSAC Scholar-Athlete (Jesse Castro), and the Lions were named an NAIA Scholar Team, recognizing the program for a team-GPA of 3.30. In 2009, Dodge led the VU Women to perhaps the finest season in program history, including Vanguard's first NAIA National Tournament appearance for the Women's program. The 2009 Lions finished with a 13-2-6 overall record, and a 5-1-4 mark in GSAC play. The Pride won the GSAC Postseason tournament for the first time in school history as well, advanced to the second round of the NAIA tournament, and finished the season ranked No. 7 in the country. Dodge's crew was recognized nationally, with four NAIA All-Americans, four All-GSAC honorees, and one NAIA Scholar-Athlete.
Dodge began his coaching career at an early age, while still a student at Vanguard and a member of the Lions' soccer team. He has spent more than 20 years involved with boy's and girl's high school soccer and is currently the Director of Soccer and head coach for both teams at Aliso Niguel High School. Since 1997, his Aliso teams have won 11 League Championships and two State Championships while Dodge has compiled an overall soccer record of 452-104-85 at the high school level. In 2001, Dodge's team won the girl's Southern Section CIF division one title and he was named the LA Times HS Coach of the Year and the Student Sports Magazine National Coach of the Year.
Most recently, Dodge's Aliso team won the 2012 ESPN High School National Championship. Also in 2012, he was recognized as the CIF Coach of the Year and the Orange County Register Coach of the Year.
Dodge is also a United States Soccer Federation "A" Licensed Coach and has coached club soccer since 1997. After winning the 2010 National Championship U17, Dodge was named the Cal South Nike Coach of the Year (2011). Randy worked his way through the Olympic Development Program (ODP) with different age groups, serving as the head or assistant coach from 1995 to 2005.
In addition to his achievements and present positions at the high school and club level, Dodge helped in the development of the University of California, Irvine men's soccer program where he served as an assistant coach for three years in the late 1990's.
Randy and his wife Stephanie, a Vanguard alumna of 1994, reside in Aliso Viejo, California with their four children Chase, Tess, Blair, and Kendra.
|0||Kaycee Smith||FR||GK||5-9||Moreno Valley, CA||Canyon Springs High School|
|00||Lauren Terry||SO||GK||5-7||Corona, CA||Santiago High School|
|1||Paige Sikes||JR||GK||5-8||Buena Park, CA||John F. Kennedy High School|
|2||Janell Koide||SO||M||4-9||Fremont, CA||American High School|
|4||Jordan Davidson||JR||F||5-2||Tuscon, AZ||Paradise Valley College|
|5||Jordan Cleary||SR||M||5-6||Alta Loma, CA||CSU San Bernardino|
|6||Annamaria Tedeschi||SR||F||5-4||Santa Rosa, CA||Porter Creek Prep|
|7||Alexandra Okida||SO||M||5-2||Mission Viejo, CA||Saddleback Valley Christian|
|8||Margot Valenzuela||JR||M||5-6||Newbury Park, CA||Santa Barbara CC|
|10||Amanda Couch||SR||F/M||5-4||Sacramento, CA||Bella Vista High School|
|11||Lauren Skachenko||SR||M/D||5-4||Chino Hills, CA||Cal Poly Pomona|
|12||Kayla Arenas||JR||F||5-4||Fullerton, CA||Cypress College|
|13||Charlotte Wisniewski||SR||D/M||5-5||Laguna Niguel, CA||Aliso Niguel High School|
|14||Angela Hook||FR||M/F||5-3||Newbury Park, CA||Newbury Park High School|
|15||Megan Hill||JR||M||5-6||Walnut Creek, CA||Diablo Valley College|
|16||Lindsey Holman-Kelley||SR||M/F||5-1||La Mesa, CA||Pepperdine University|
|17||Veronica Aguilar||SO||M/F||5-6||Los Angeles, CA||Los Angeles Harbor College|
|18||Samantha Smith||FR||F||5-11||Redlands, CA||Redlands High School|
|19||Jacqueline Freiberger||SO||M||5-5||Costa Mesa, CA||Cal State Dominguez Hills|
|20||Hayley Gonzales||FR||M||5-6||Huntington Beach, CA||Calvary Chapel CM High School|
|21||Lauren Evans||SR||D||5-5||Aliso Viejo, CA||Aliso Niguel High School|
|22||Makenna Yarbor||SO||D||5-6||Lakeside, CA||Christian High School|
|24||Sarah Warner||JR||M||5-4||Mission Viejo, CA||Orange Coast College|
|25||Rachel Rucireta||SR||M||5-5||Yorba Linda, CA||Esperanza High School|
|27||Katherine Ramirez||FR||M||5-6||Downey, CA||Calvary Chapel Downey High School|
|39||Ashley McCutcheon||FR||M||5-9||Aliso Viejo, CA||Aliso Niguel High School|
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|(1) Concordia University||PST|
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|Bethesda University of California at||2:00pm|
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