Record: 18-4-1 Home: 7-0-1 Away: 10-3 Neutral: 1-1 IIAC: 7-0
2013 Women's Soccer Coaches
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Dan Rothert - Head Coach - 16th Season

PH. - 563-588-4936

Former Loras College soccer standout, Dan Rothert has been at the helm of the Duhawk men's and women's soccer programs since 1998. In 16 seasons, Rothert's teams are regarded as some of the best in the country. This past season, both the men and women won the IIAC regular season and tournament championships and advanced to the NCAA Tournament where the men advanced to the national semifinals and the women to the 2nd round. The men's team finished 19-2-3 and with a final national ranking of #3; while the women finished 18-4-1 and a final national ranking of #23. His men's teams have won the Iowa Conference championship eight times and advanced to the NCAA tournament 8 consecutive seasons where they have had very successful runs at the national level-advancing to the Sweet 16 in 2005, 2009 and 2010 and the Final Four in 2007, 2008 and 2012, 2013. The women's teams have won the Iowa Conference nine times and the IIAC Tournament eleven times with eleven NCAA appearances which were highlighted by runs to the Sweet 16 in 2003, 2010 and 2012.


Rothert has been named Iowa Conference Coach of the Year 13 total times in his 16-year career and has been named Regional Coach of the Year three times. This past year, Rothert has surpassed the impressive career standard of 503-167-41 overall (255-86-22 with the men and 248-83-19) with the women) while at Loras. His student-athletes have received many honors both on the field and in the classroom during their careers. Notably, he has mentored twelve All Americans, four Academic All Americans and 12 Iowa Conference MVPs and a National Defensive Player of the Year.


Rothert holds the highest soccer coaching licenses attainable. He has obtained the USSF "A" License, the NSCAA Premier Diploma, the NSCAA Goalkeeper National Diploma and US Soccer's National Youth License and served on the NCAA Men’s Soccer Committee for the 2010-2012 seasons, including a season as chair of that committee in 2012.


Prior to becoming the head coach at Loras, Rothert was the assistant women's soccer and assistant women's basketball coach at Plattsburgh State (NY) where the soccer team was the 1996 New York State Conference champion. Rothert served as the assistant coach at Loras in the 1997 season and was the head boy's soccer coach at Dubuque Senior High School from 1997-2000, earning "Coach of the Year" honors in 1997.


Rothert has both his undergraduate ('96) and master's ('99) degrees from Loras in Physical Education where he was a 4 year letterwinner.  He and his wife Karen, a Loras graduate ('98) and former volleyball student-athlete for the Duhawks, reside in Dubuque with their two sons, Danny and Jack and daughter Kate.

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Kelly Murphy - Assistant Coach - 2nd Season

Kelly Murphy ('12) attended Loras College and played soccer during the 2007-2010 seasons. Murphy was the captain of the team during the 2010 season and led the team to the holding best overall record for a women's team at Loras (22-1-1) along with a Sweet 16 appearence. She recieved All-Conference, All-Region, and academic honors during her career at Loras.


Murphy was an assistant coach in 2011 and in 2012 taught and coached multiple sports at Dubuque Senior High School before returning to Loras in the spring of 2013. Murphy holds her NSCAA National Diploma.


While coaching at Loras, she is pursuing a master's degree in psychology and counseling.


Originally from Tinley Park, Illinois, Murphy now resides in Dubuque.