2012 Men's Soccer
Record: 8-9-2 Home: 6-4-1 Away: 2-3-1 Neutral: 0-2 GSAC: 6-3-1
Randy Dodge
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Randy Dodge
Director of Soccer
11th Season
 

Randy Dodge returns for his 11th season as Vanguard University's Head Men's Soccer Coach. Dodge also enters his seventh year as Vanguard's Director of Soccer and the head coach for the Vanguard women's soccer program. 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 has well over 100 wins in his career with the men's program and had arguably his finest season as a men's coach in 2010, when he led the Lions to several of the program's firsts and was named the GSAC Coach of the Year for a second time. With a 9-1 conference record in 2010, Vanguard won the GSAC regular season title outright for the first time in school history, and doubled-up by taking the conference postseason championship to earn the GSAC's automatic berth in the NAIA National Tournament, also a first for VUSC. The Lions knocked off rival Azusa Pacific three times in 2010, in the GSAC championship game and in the first round of the National Tournament. Vanguard overcame six forfeit losses to open the season and finished the year 14-2 to garner a 14-8 overall record and a No. 11 national ranking. The Blue and Gold fell in the quarterfinals of the NAIA tournament to Notre Dame (OH), who finished runner-up in the tournament. Dodge coached two NAIA All-Americans and five All-GSAC players, including the GSAC Player of the Year, Kevin Cornwall.

Dodge's goal of building on what his former coach, McLeish, established over the last two decades at Vanguard was realized quickly in his stint as head coach. In his second season (2003), Coach Dodge led the Lions to a school record with 13 wins and topped that mark again in 2004 with a 16-5 overall record. Recording a 9-1 GSAC record in 2004, the Lions earned the program's first GSAC title, a co-Championship with Azusa Pacific, and earned a spot in the Region II playoffs for the first time under Dodge's direction. Dodge also nabbed his first GSAC Coach of the Year award in 2004.

In his eleven seasons as the Head Coach for the Pride men, Dodge has compiled a record of 118-76-15.

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.

 
2012 Men's Soccer Roster
#NameCl.Pos.Ht.Wt.HometownPrevious School
0Alex FigueroaSOGK6-0185El Monte, CAAliso Niguel High School
RSJonathan HargroveFRM5-10160Long Beach, CACalvary Chapel CM High School
RSSamuel NicanorFRM5-7140Lake Elsinore, CATemescal Canyon High School
RSNathan RasmussenFRM5-9140Northfield, MNArtech Charter School
RSTravis WalserJRM6-0175Indio, CACollege of the Desert
1Luca LicciardiFRGK6-1175Sparks, NVJesuit High School
2Carlos CorreaSOD6-0180Santa Ana, CASegerstrom High School
3Brandon AntonissenSOM5-9165Aliso Viejo, CAAliso Niguel High School
4Marvin DeviaJRD6-0190Santa Ana, CACentury High School
5Cesar GonzalezJRD/M6-0180Costa Mesa, CAGolden West College
6Andrew SullivanJRF6-0175Huntington Beach, CACypress College
7Chris PopkeSRM6-0170Irvine, CAIrvine Valley College
8Eddie GuillenSRM5-7135Santa Ana, CAOrange Coast College
9Kevin CornwallSRF6-1185Dublin, IrelandBelvedere College
10Kyle O'BrienSRM5-8155Garden Grove, CASouthern Illinois University
11Samuel NicholsonSRD6-2180London, EnglandUNLV
12Bryan PonceJRD5-9178Santa Ana, CASouthern Methodist University
13Luis ValdiviaSOM/F6-0175Oceanside, CARancho Buena Vista High School
14Brandon CastleFRM5-10170Laguna Hills, CAUC Irvine
15Christopher MarvinSRD5-4150Fullerton, CAFullerton College
16Kelvin FaresFRD6-3205Mesa, AZMountain View High School
17Josh BantaJRM/D6-0185Huntington Beach, CAMater Dei High School
19Edgar HernandezSOM5-9150Santa Ana, CASegerstrom High School
20Luke KadillakFRF6-0155San Diego, CAMaranatha Christian High School
21Mattia BrodarFRF5-10180Zurich, SwitzerlandBWZ Rapperswil
22Hector GarciaFRD5-10170Lawndale, CAAnimo Leadership High School
23Francisco OrtegaFRM5-8155Inglewood, CAAnimo Leadership High School
25Bryce AdamsFRM5-10150Brea, CAWhittier Christian High School
Randy Dodge - Director of Soccer - 11th season
Jesus Miramontes - Associate Head Coach - 10th season
Ali Malaekeh - Assistant Coach - 6th season
Andrew May - Assistant Coach - 6th season
Bryan Price - Assistant Coach - 11th season