Rhodes College

Rhodes College Athletics
2000 North Parkway Memphis, TN 38112
Division 3 Tennessee Southeast
Private Small National competitor



Katie Chambers

Katie Chambers was hired as head coach of the Rhodes College women's soccer program on June 17th, 2016. The 2019 season will be her fourth at the helm of the Lynx.

The 2018 season marked a very competitive season for the Lynx who advanced to the SAA Tournament Championship game before falling to Centre who ultimately reached the NCAA Sweet 16. The Lynx posted a 9-5-3 campaign after going 5-1-1 in the SAA to earn second in the conference standings. Three Lynx (Carly Cone, Brenna Katz and Sydnie Schindler) were named All-South Atlantic Region. The trio, along with Katelyn Curtis, Aly Hoyt, and Meghan Kiker earned all-conference accolades. Katz and Schindler were also named Jewish Sports Review All-Americans.

Chambers came to Rhodes from Gettysburg College, where she served as the assistant coach for one season with focus on the goalkeepers. She was also a key in the Bullets defensive tactics throughout the year.

The Bullets amassed a record of 10-2-6 including a 7-2-1 mark in the Centennial Conference. Gettysburg finished sixth in the nation in goals-against average .305 including 12 shutouts in 18 games.

Before Gettysburg, Chambers was at Misericordia University, where she served as a graduate assistant in 2013 and 2014.

As the goalkeepers coach, she helped the Cougars capture back-to-back Freedom Conference titles before reaching the Sweet 16 of the NCAA Division III championship tournament in both seasons.

During her two years at Misericordia, the Cougars finished 38-6-3 and 13-0-1 in Freedom Conference matches.

Chambers also gained additional experience as the head women's soccer coach at Wahlert Catholic High School from 2011-13, a student assistant women's soccer coach and goalie coach at Loras College in 2012, and as a youth soccer trainer for the U-11 and U-13 Back Mountain Youth Soccer Association girls club teams from 2013-15.

A native of Sleepy Hollow, Ill., Chambers is a 2012 graduate of Loras College, where she graduated with a bachelor of arts degree in physical education and a minor in coaching. A standout goalie, she was a two-time All-Iowa Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (IIAC) selection, capturing first-team honors as a senior in 2011.

She was selected as a team captain during her senior campaign, when she also received NCAA Division III All-Midwest Region honors. She helped lead the Duhawks to a pair of IIAC titles and a berth in the NCAA Sweet 16 in 2010.

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Dakota Rock

Dakota Rock was named assistant coach for the Rhodes College women’s soccer program in August 2019.

Rock comes to Rhodes with multiple years of collegiate coaching experience, most recently from Otterbein University in Westerville, Ohio where he served as an assistant coach for the men’s soccer program during the 2018 season. During his time at Otterbein, Rock was heavily involved with breaking down film on opponents and creating scouting reports for those particular games. From these scouting reports the program was able to record wins over numerous opponents who were regionally ranked, as well as helping Otterbein to make back-to-back appearances in the conference tournament for the first time in program history. Rock was also involved with recruiting, on field coaching both in games and training sessions, game day and travel itineraries, and working with Playrtek, a heart rate monitor program that tracks players' fitness and physical stats during trainings and games.

Prior to Otterbein, Rock served as an assistant coach for the women’s soccer program at Randolph College, in Lynchburg, Va. from 2016-2018. During Rock’s time at Randolph, he assisted in developing game plans which led the program to their first conference tournament win in over 30 years, along with wins over opponents for the first time in program history. He was also included in recruiting future student-athletes, executed training sessions, and preparing itineraries for away games.

Rock also has experience playing in college where he played at both the Division II level at Lake Erie College, and then both Washington and Jefferson College and Guilford College at the Division III level. During his playing time at Guilford, Rock was also coaching youth soccer at Greensboro United during his junior and senior years.

Rock is a graduate of Guilford College where he holds his bachelor's degree in Sports Management and a graduate of Liberty University where he holds his master’s degree in Sports Administration. He currently holds his USSF E license, as well.

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