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Head Coach: Skip Roderick '74 

Few coaches in the NCAA Division III can match the 25-year run of success that Arthur D. “Skip” Roderick has enjoyed since becoming the Elizabethtown College soccer coach in 1983. 17 of his teams have qualified for the NCAA post-season tournament; the 1989 team won the national championship.

Through 2007, he has amassed an overall record of 415-97-42 and has had five teams win 20 or more games in a season; two teams (1988 and 1990) were undefeated in the regular season. In post-season play, his teams have advanced to the quarterfinal round of the NCAA Division III tournament nine times since 1985. In 1999, his squad captured Elizabethtown’s 16th Middle Atlantic Conference title, the seventh under Roderick. Blue Jay teams played in the MAC championship game twelve times between 1986 and 1999.

After 1999, the MAC playoffs were replaced by the Commonwealth Conference playoffs. The Blue Jays reached the Commonwealth Conference championship game in 2000, 2001 and 2003. Elizabethtown won its 17th conference title when the Blue Jays won the Commonwealth Conference championship in 2004. In 2005, Elizabethtown finished as the conference runner up, and Etown has played in the Commonwealth Conference championship game five times in the last six years. The Blue Jays picked up their 18th conference title in 2006, winning the Commonwealth championship for the second time in three years, and made another appearance in the title match in 2007.

In 1992, Roderick earned Division III Mid-Atlantic Regional Coach of the Year honors for the fourth time in his career. He also received the honor in 1990, 1987, and 1985. In 1989 and 1994, he was named Middle Atlantic Conference Coach of the Year. He was named the Commonwealth Conference Coach of the Year in 2004.

As a player on four Blue Jay clubs in the early seventies, he was named to the MAC Northern Division all-star team three times. As a senior he earned All-East Region honors.

Roderick has played professionally with teams in England (Everton and Brentford), Ireland (Slingo Rovers, League of Ireland Champions '76), and the U.S. (NASL, ASL, GASL, and MISL).

U.S. Professional Experience:
* North American Soccer League (NASL)
      Philadelphia Atoms
* American Soccer League (ASL)
      New Jersey Americans — honors: 1976 "A" league champions; 2nd team All-Pro
      Pittsburgh Miners
* Major Indoor Soccer League (MISL)
      Philadelphia Fever; twice interim head coach
* German American Soccer League (GASL)
      Philadelphia Ukrainians — honors: Southern Division
      champions Elizabeth Soccer Club

Roderick also holds a USSF "A" and staff coaching liscense, NSCAA Premiere Certificate, and KNVB Dutch Certificate.

In addition to being head soccer coach at Elizabethtown College, during the summer months Roderick is the director of both Star Soccer Academy and the Elizabethtown Soccer School.

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Pictured: Skip Roderick (right) with the head coach of the Guatemalan National Team in the Elizabethtown College training room.