Rodrigues comes to Northwest College with over 20 years of coaching experience from the high school, club and college levels.
"It is such an honor to be the new Head Coach at Northwest College. Rob Hill did a great job and I will have a high standard to live up to” stated Head Coach Stan Rodrigues. “I am very impressed with the community support and I look forward to bringing new energy and passion to the program and city.”
Prior to joining the Trappers, he was the first ever head men’s soccer coach at Eastern Oregon University. In two years with the Mountaineers, Rodrigues compiled an overall record of 18-15-1, including 11 wins in Cascade Collegiate Conference (CCC) play.
During the 2015 campaign, Rodrigues coached the Blue and Gold two upset wins over then-defending-conference-champion Northwest and No. 9 Corban. He followed that up with an 11-win season in 2016, as the Mountaineers just missed the CCC Tournament by a tiebreaker on the last day of the regular season. Of EOU's 15 losses in the last two years, 11 were one-goal decisions, showing just how close the Mountaineers were to competing for conference titles.
After carding only two honorable mention all-conference players in 2015, Rodrigues boasted five all-conference honorees during the 2016 season, including sophomore transfer Elvis Pavon, who earned a spot on the All-CCC First-Team.
EOU Men’s Soccer saw success off the field as well. In its first two years of existence, the Blue and Gold reaped 12 academic all-conference selections and two Daktronics-NAIA Scholar-Athletes. In 2016, the men's soccer program was one of eight Mountaineer athletic teams recognized as an NAIA Scholar-Team. The team also has the highest male team GPA for six quarters and counting, which is a great feat since they had a forty player roster, under Coach Rodrigues.
Prior to EOU, Rodrigues served both as a coach and the Director of Coaching for the Westside Timbers for 12 years. His club has produced players such as Rubio Rubin USMNT, Chad Barrett Seattle Sounder, Danny Mwanga Orlando FC, and Erik Hurtado Vancouver FC. At one point, his club was ranked the 27th best boys club in the nation. He spent two different terms (2008-10, 2012-13) as head coach and general manager of the Portland Rain/Westside Timbers of the Women's Premier Soccer League (WPSL). During the 2009 season, he was named the WPSL's Pacific Conference Coach of the Year. He also coached for Boise Nationals and won a state title with their u19s in 2016. He recently was the Director for Westside Timbers at Blue mountain in Hermiston, Oregon where his club produced their first ever 2017 President Cup u16 boys State Champions.
From 2010-12, Rodrigues coached at Clark Community College, where he notched a quarterfinal appearance in the NWAACC Tournament.
Rodrigues has a variety of coaching licenses, as he has earned his United States Soccer Federations "C" License. He also has his NSCAA Goal Keepers License I/II, USSF Adult Coaching License, NSCAA Director of Coaching Diploma and the Dutch Coever Coaching Diploma, NSCAA Futsal level 1 diploma.
Prior to coaching, Rodrigues played at Central Oregon Community College, Lane Community College, Southern California Premier Men’s League, Liga Nacional, Larchmont New York, then in 1996 had a tryout with the San Jose Clash of the MLS.
He and his wife Angela have two sons, Zion 5 and Darian 12. Rodrigues is a graduate of Warner Pacific College with a bachelor's degree in Human Development. He has a Master's in Kinesiology with an emphasis in Physical Education from Fresno Pacific University.