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The 2014-2015 academic year marks the 14th season for head coach Rolando Uribe at Caltech his 22nd overall as a collegiate head coach. This year’s team consists of many returning players who will look to make the 2014 season one of the most competitive teams of his tenure.
Coach Uribe, or Rolo as he prefers, is excited to have a very young, talented and eager group to work with this season. His ability to teach and coach has traditionally helped his players play to their potential, making the soccer program a very competitive one in the SCIAC. With this in mind, coach Uribe served as the head coach of the Region IV ODP Boys U-14 for over six years and in the ODP program for over 12 years. He is a former US National Youth National Team staff coach for over five years, where he worked with the U-14 and U-15 National Teams. He currently serves as a National Instructor for the United States Soccer Federation (USSF) for the past eight years and travels around the country teaching coaching courses for US Soccer. He is able to maintain higher levels of training and gets insight with the current national teams and coaches and has access to all the modern trends in the game today. He also holds the highest level of license in the country with an “A” license since 1994. Coach Uribe has also worked with the LA Galaxy as a talent scout and evaluator and one of his greatest achievements was announcing the finalists for Sueno MLS on live national television.
Uribe completed his Master’s degree in Education and option in Kinesiology in 2006. One of his favorite roles at Caltech is teaching in the Physical Education department, along with his administrative duties.
Prior to Caltech, Coach Uribe led the squad at Mt. San Antonio College, where his team recorded its first playoff appearance in the school’s history. This feat earned him the Coach of the Year Award in the South Coast Conference in 1999. In 2000, he was a presented a national award at the NSCAA Annual Convention in Baltimore, Md. for his contribution and dedication to the Latin American Soccer Coaches Association. Before arriving at Mt. SAC, he coached both the men’s and women’s soccer teams at San Bernardino Valley College and has coached at the club and high school levels as well.
He is also an accomplished player, having competed at various levels, including professionally. Uribe started his playing career at Redlands High School, where he was a three-year letterman. He went on to play at Cal State University-San Bernardino, where he lettered four consecutive years on the varsity team. As a freshmen and sophomore he was named Most Valuable Player on the team as well as making All-Far West and All-Conference teams. He was named California Collegiate Athletic Assocation Player of the Year in 1991, becoming the first player ever to win the award in the school’s history. In 1993, he was named to the All-America Team by the National Soccer Coaches Association. After college, he was drafted in the first round by the Anaheim Splash, a professional indoor soccer team in Anaheim, in addition to becoming a member of the United States National Soccer Team.