Jennifer Rockwood Staff Bio | Women's Soccer Head Coach

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Jennifer Rockwood

Years at BYU

1995-Present

Career Highlights

  • Appointed as BYU's first full-time coach in 1996
  • Named the 2012 West Regional Coach of the Year
  • Named the 2012 WCC Coach of the Year
  • Named the 2008 MWC Coach of the Year
  • Named the 2000 MWC Coach of the Year
  • Named 1996 Soccer Buzz West Region Coach of the Year
  • Named 1996 WAC Coach of the Year
  • Advanced to the Sweet Sixteen in 1998, 2000, 2003 and 2012
  • Went to the Elite Eight in 2003 and 2012
  • Led BYU to MWC regular season and tournament MWC Championships in 1999, 2000, 2001, 2002, 2007, 2008 and 2010
  • Led BYU to a WCC regular season title in 2012 and 2013
  • Led Cougars to a NCAA tournament appearance in 15 of 19 years as head coach
  • Reached highest national ranking (No. 2) in 2012 season
  • Finished ranked in the Top 10 in 1998, 2000, 2003 and 2012 (5th in the nation)
  • Finished ranked in the top 25 six out of the last nine years
  • Guided BYU to the WAC title and a national ranking in her second season (1997)
  • Guided BYU to its first-ever seed in the NCAA Tournament (No. 4) in 2005 and its first-ever No. 1 seed in 2012

All-American Legacy

Since the inception of NCAA Div. I Women's Soccer at BYU, head coach Jennifer Rockwood has tutored a number of All-American players.

NSCAA All-Americans
Year Name Team
2013 Cloee Colohan 3rd
2012 Lindsi Lisonbee Cutshall 1st
2012 Jessica Ringwood 2nd
2011 Lindsi Lisonbee  3rd
2010 Lindsi Lisonbee 2nd
2009 Andrea Willis 3rd
2008 Katie Larkin 3rd
2007 Katie Larkin 3rd
2006 Katie Larkin 3rd
2005 Jaime Rendich Beck 3rd
2003 Aleisha Cramer Rose 3rd
2002 Aleisha Cramer Rose 2nd
2000 Aleisha Cramer Rose 1st
2000 Staci Reynolds 2nd
1999 Maren Hendershot 1st
1998 Maren Hendershot 3rd
1998 Shauna Rohbock 3rd
1997 Shauna Rohbock 2nd
1996 Shauna Rohbock 2nd

 

Soccer Buzz All-Americans
Year Name Team
2008 McKinzie Olson 3rd (Freshman)
2008 Lauren Anderson 3rd (Freshman)
2008 Andrea Willis 4th
2007 Katie Larkin 3rd
2006 Andrea Willis 3rd (Freshman)
2006 Katie Larkin 3rd
2005 Jamie Rendich Beck 3rd
2003 Aleisha Cramer rose 2nd
2002 Aleisha Cramer Rose 3rd
2001 Aleisha Cramer Rose 1st
2000 Michelle Jensen Peterson 2nd
2000 Aleisha Cramer Rose 3rd (Freshman 1st)
2000 Staci Reynolds Honorable Mention
1999 Staci Reynolds 3rd
1999 Maren Hendershot Honorable Mention
1998 Shauna Rohbock 3rd
1997 Shauna Rohbock 2nd
1996 Shauna Rohbock 3rd
Soccer Times All-Americans
Year Name Team
2005 Jaime Rendich Beck Honorable Mention
  *information prior to 2005 is not available  
Soccer America All-Americans
Year Name Team
2006 Katie Larkin 3rd

Coaching Statistics

BYU CLUB RECORD: 128-25-9; six years as club coach

BYU RECORD THROUGH 2013: 308-89-32

Year Record Conf. Finish Nat. Rank NCAA tourney
1995 11-8-1 WAC 3rd N/A N/A
1996 22-1-0 WAC 1st* 13 N/A
1997 19-4-0 WAC 2nd 12 17th
1998 20-5-0 WAC 2nd 12 9th
1999 21-4-0 MWC 1st* 14 17th
2000 19-4-1 MWC 1st* 10 9th
2001 14-7-1 MWC 1st* 19 17th
2002 16-6-0 MWC 1st* 23 32rd
2003 16-7-3 MWC 2nd 14 5th
2004 7-10-4 MWC 2nd N/A N/A
2005 15-2-4 MWC 2nd 23 32nd
2006 13-3-4 MWC 2nd N/A N/A
2007 17-4-2 MWC 1st* N/A N/A
2008 18-5-1 MWC 1st* 19 N/A
2009 18-4-2 MWC 1st 13 N/A
2010 16-3-3 MWC 2nd* 17 N/A
2011 11-5-3 WCC 4th N/A N/A
2012 20-2-2 WCC 1st* 2nd 5th
2013 15-5-1 WCC 1st* 23rd 32nd
  308-89-32  

*conference championship

   

Coach Rockwood and NCAA Coaching Rankings (after 2012)

ALL DIVISIONS
No. 28 All-Time winning percentage (10 years minimum coaching)

DIVISION 1
No. 5 Winningest active coach by percentage (5 years minimum coaching)
No. 16 Winningest active coach by victories
No. 7 Winningest coach all-time by percentage (10 years minimum coaching)
No. 17 Winningest coach all-time by victories

After completing her 19th season, head coach Jennifer Rockwood has taken the BYU women's soccer team to national prominence and established herself as one of the premier coaches in Division I soccer today.

At year's end in 2013, Rockwood ranked 5th in winning percentage among active NCAA Division I coaches with an impressive 308-89-32 overall record for her career. Over the last 19 seasons at the helm of the BYU women's soccer program, Rockwood has accumulated a .755 winning percentage.

Rockwood has guided the Cougars to nine conference championships during her tenure including a MWC Tournament Championship in 2007 and 2010, the program's final season with the conference. After guiding the program into the West Coast Conference, the Cougars have remained a premier team in one of the nation's top conferences. On the national scene, her teams have made 14 appearances in the NCAA Tournament in the last 18 years and reached the Sweet Sixteen in 1998, 2000, 2003 and 2012. In 2005, BYU was ranked as high as No. 6 in the country during the regular season and received its first-ever No. 4 seed in the NCAA tournament.

In possibly one of BYU's most successful seasons, 2012, the Cougars were ranked as high as No. 2 and received a No. 1 seed in the NCAA College Cup, the first women's program at BYU to ever be awarded a 1-seed. The team went 20-2-2 with four wins over teams ranked in the Top 25 throughout the season. 

BYU regularly maintains a consistent Top 25 ranking. Under Rockwood's tutelage, the team finished in the Top 10 in 1998, 2000, 2003 and 2012, and have finished in the Top 25 in six of the last nine years.

Among the many achievements and awards she has received over her career, Rockwood has been honored with four conference Coach-of-the-Year citations, one by the Western Athletic Conference in 1996, two by the MWC in 2000 and 2008, and one from the WCC in 2012. In 1996 and 2012 Rockwood was also nominated for Region Coach-of-the-Year honors. 

She also became the first MWC coach to eclipse the 100-win and 200-win marks with a shutout at Milwaukee-Wisconsin, 2-0, on Sept. 23, 2000. Her 200th win happened on Sept. 24, 2007 when BYU beat Washington 2-1 at home.

A long list of All-American soccer players has emerged from BYU's program and Rockwood's influence. These athletes include Shauna Rohbock, Katie Larkin, Jaime Rendich Beck, Aleisha Rose, Michelle Jensen and Lindsi Lisonbee Cutshall. Among the players who have been coached by Rockwood are five additional All-American athletes that were drafted by the Women's United Soccer Association: Shauna Rohbock, Maren Hendershot, Staci Reynolds and most recently Lindsi Lisonbee Cutshall and Cloee Colohan, who were drafted in the National Women's Soccer League. Sara Reading was also selected to play for the WUSA. In 2008, Katie Larkin was drafted by the Los Angeles Sol of the inaugural Women's Professional Soccer League.

Prior to becoming the head coach, Rockwood led BYU's highly successful club soccer team for seven years. In that time she amassed an overall record of 128-25-9. The final two years she took her teams to the Western National Collegiate Club soccer Association (NCCSA) title and placed second in the NCCSA National Championships.

The Lake Oswego, Ore. native was a four-sport athlete in high school playing soccer, softball, basketball and track. After one year at Rick's College on a basketball scholarship, she transferred to BYU where she became a four-year starter at center midfield on the Cougars' club soccer team and graduated in finance, business management. Rockwood has also coached youth club programs, high school teams and the Utah Olympic Development Program.