Dan Rothert - Head Coach
PH. - 563-588-4936
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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 13 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 they both advanced to the "Sweet 16". The men's team finished 16-7-1 and
with a final national ranking of #15; while the women finished with a school
record of 22-1-1 and a final national ranking of #8. His men's teams have won
the IIAC the past five seasons and advanced to the NCAA tournament six
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 and 2008. The women's
teams have won the Iowa Conference six times and the IIAC Tournament eight
times with eight NCAA appearances which were highlighted by runs to the Sweet 16 in 2003 and 2010.
Rothert was named
IIAC Coach of the Year for both the men and women in 2010, has been awarded this honor 10 total times in his 13-year career and has been named
Regional Coach of the Year three times. Rothert has amassed an impressive
career record of 390-150-32 overall (197-79-14 with the men and 193-71-18
with the women) while at Loras. In 10 years, Rothert's teams have set records for winning
percentage nearly every season he has coached the Duhawks. His teams have won
or shared 12
Iowa Conference Championships (men in 2003, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010; women
in 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2007, 2010) and 11Iowa Conference Tournament titles. Rothert's
student-athletes have received many honors both on the field and in the
classroom during their careers. Notably, he has mentored six All Americans,
four Academic All Americans and eight Iowa Conference MVPs.
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.
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.
both his undergraduate ('96) and master's ('99) degrees from Loras in Physical
Education. 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