Record: 19-2-3 Home: 10-0-1 Away: 8-1-2 Neutral: 1-1 IIAC: 6-1
Dan Rothert
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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 eight 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, 2012, and 2013. The women's teams have won the Iowa Conference nine times and the IIAC Tournament 11 times with 11 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. Following the 2012 season, Rothert was named the CaptainU National Coach of the Year after Loras advanced to the NCAA Final Four for the third time in program history.


This past year, Rothert has surpassed the impressive career standard of 503-167-42 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 (N.Y.) 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 & '03) and former volleyball student-athlete for the Duhawks, reside in Dubuque with their two sons, Danny and Jack and daughter Kate.

2013 Men's Soccer Roster
#NameCl.Pos.Ht.Wt.HometownPrevious School
0Sean ElvertJRGK6-0160Naperville, ILWaubonsie Valley
1Dylan MilkentSRGK5-11195Wheaton, ILGlenbard South
2Sam KoenigSOD5-10180Dubuque, IAWahlert Catholic
3Johnny RummelhartJRM5-10150Iowa City, IARegina
4Tyler CruikshankSOD5-11170Marshalltown, IAMarshalltown
5Erik BerkowitzSRD5-9165Racine, WISt. Catherine
6Austin JacobiFRM5-8150Roscoe, ILHononegah
7JoJo SchmidtSOM5-10140Naperville, ILMetea Valley
8Jorge SimonSOM6-3185Appleton, WIKimberly
9Alejandro CosmopolisSRM/F5-10165Lima, PeruColegio Carmelitas
10Richard LenkeSOM5-7175Mount Prospect, ILMount Prospect
11Dan FiguraSRD 6-2185St. Charles, ILSt. Charles North
12Mike PizzelloJRM/D6-4205Elmhurst, ILTimothy Christian
13Chris PaulinoFRF6-1160Tomah, WIAquinas
14Alex BradleyFRM/F6-0180Milton Keynes, UKVandyke Upper School
15Mitchell BurgmeierJRD5-11180Dubuque, IAWahlert
16Jonah JackeFRM5-10175Green Bay, WIGreen Bay Soutwest
17Tom FluegelJRM5-8155Rockton, ILHononegah
18Bryan IrwinSOM6-2175Bartlett, ILSouth Elgin
19Ben AverySOF6-4210Des Moines, IADowling Catholic
20Kevin CaversSRM5-9140Arlington Heights, ILSt. Viator
21Pat LanganSRM6-0165Wheaton, ILWheaton North
22Josh KutzkeJRF6-1190Freeport, ILFreeport
23Tim van den BerghJRM6-0180Nijmegen, HollandWDM Valley
24Dillon OlsonJRM5-7155Midlothian, ILMarist
25Kyler OlsonFRM/F5-7140Roscoe, ILHononegah
26Troy WheelerFRD6-0185Arlington Heights, ILSt. Viator
27Jimmy RalphFRD6-0175Mokena, ILLincoln Way East
28Joe McCulloughSRF6-1147Bartlett, ILBartlett
29Tom ColeSRD6-0180Ann Arbor, MIPioneer
Dan Rothert - Head Coach - 16th season
Matt Pucci - Assistant Coach - 4th season
Justin McCord - Assistant Coach - 3rd season
Chris Comstock - Assistant Coach - 2nd season