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.
|0||Alex Figueroa||SO||GK||6-0||185||El Monte, CA||Aliso Niguel High School|
|RS||Jonathan Hargrove||FR||M||5-10||160||Long Beach, CA||Calvary Chapel CM High School|
|RS||Samuel Nicanor||FR||M||5-7||140||Lake Elsinore, CA||Temescal Canyon High School|
|RS||Nathan Rasmussen||FR||M||5-9||140||Northfield, MN||Artech Charter School|
|RS||Travis Walser||JR||M||6-0||175||Indio, CA||College of the Desert|
|1||Luca Licciardi||FR||GK||6-1||175||Sparks, NV||Jesuit High School|
|2||Carlos Correa||SO||D||6-0||180||Santa Ana, CA||Segerstrom High School|
|3||Brandon Antonissen||SO||M||5-9||165||Aliso Viejo, CA||Aliso Niguel High School|
|4||Marvin Devia||JR||D||6-0||190||Santa Ana, CA||Century High School|
|5||Cesar Gonzalez||JR||D/M||6-0||180||Costa Mesa, CA||Golden West College|
|6||Andrew Sullivan||JR||F||6-0||175||Huntington Beach, CA||Cypress College|
|7||Chris Popke||SR||M||6-0||170||Irvine, CA||Irvine Valley College|
|8||Eddie Guillen||SR||M||5-7||135||Santa Ana, CA||Orange Coast College|
|9||Kevin Cornwall||SR||F||6-1||185||Dublin, Ireland||Belvedere College|
|10||Kyle O'Brien||SR||M||5-8||155||Garden Grove, CA||Southern Illinois University|
|11||Samuel Nicholson||SR||D||6-2||180||London, England||UNLV|
|12||Bryan Ponce||JR||D||5-9||178||Santa Ana, CA||Southern Methodist University|
|13||Luis Valdivia||SO||M/F||6-0||175||Oceanside, CA||Rancho Buena Vista High School|
|14||Brandon Castle||FR||M||5-10||170||Laguna Hills, CA||UC Irvine|
|15||Christopher Marvin||SR||D||5-4||150||Fullerton, CA||Fullerton College|
|16||Kelvin Fares||FR||D||6-3||205||Mesa, AZ||Mountain View High School|
|17||Josh Banta||JR||M/D||6-0||185||Huntington Beach, CA||Mater Dei High School|
|19||Edgar Hernandez||SO||M||5-9||150||Santa Ana, CA||Segerstrom High School|
|20||Luke Kadillak||FR||F||6-0||155||San Diego, CA||Maranatha Christian High School|
|21||Mattia Brodar||FR||F||5-10||180||Zurich, Switzerland||BWZ Rapperswil|
|22||Hector Garcia||FR||D||5-10||170||Lawndale, CA||Animo Leadership High School|
|23||Francisco Ortega||FR||M||5-8||155||Inglewood, CA||Animo Leadership High School|
|25||Bryce Adams||FR||M||5-10||150||Brea, CA||Whittier Christian High School|
|(RV) Vanguard vs||10:30am|
|(14) Bellevue University||PST|
|NAIA Men's Soccer National Championship Second Round|
Costa Mesa, CA |
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