Stephenville’s new head soccer coach Justin Rhodes brings a load of experience to the table as he prepares for the upcoming season.
A Maryland native, Rhodes served in the United States Marine Corps from 1989-1994, where he coached in Japan and Italy. He has earned his NSCAA (National Soccer Coaches Association of America) Advanced National License. He has coached in Nike’s ID2 program and as a National Staff Coach thru the Super Y League.
A veteran of 20 years of coaching experience, Rhodes has previously been the Coaching Director for Concorde Fire in Atlanta, Georgia.
Before that, Rhodes held positions of Executive Director for Diadora United FC in Aiken, South Carolina and Director of Coaching for ISA-CSC in Irmo, South Carolina.
Rhodes achieved success along the way, becoming the first coach in South Carolina history to advance a youth men’s team to the National Championship finals in 02. He coached the first South Carolina team to win a Region III Championship while winning multiple state championships in both youth and High School. In Georgia, Rhodes helped carry on a winning tradition at Concorde by being part of a couple of National Championship teams, Region Championship teams, and multiple state championship teams.
Rhodes is currently residing in Stephenville with his wife of 29 years, Valarie, and his two children. Rhode’s son, Michael, is attending Tarleton University enrolled in their engineering program and the Corp of Cadets and his daughter, Savannah, a senior student-athlete at Stephenville High School.
Stephenville ISD Athletic Director Jerod is looking forward to taking in some Yellowjacket soccer action this season.
“We are thrilled to have Coach Rhodes lead our Jacket soccer program moving forward. He has a great soccer mind and is ready to hit the ground running with our Jackets. He has built many programs into very competitive teams, and we are excited to have his knowledge and passion for soccer here in SISD,” Womack said.