The University of Findlay announced Monday that it has hired Trip Rogers as the Oilers’ women’s soccer coach.
Rogers replaced Jimmy Walker, who resigned in January to take the same position at Bowling Green State University.
“We are thrilled to welcome Trip to our Oiler family as our new women’s soccer coach,” University of Findlay Director of Athletics Brandi Laurita said in a release. “He has a wide range of experiences and a passion for the intricacies of the game of soccer that have us excited to see what he can accomplish here at Findlay.”
Rogers spent the last five seasons as an assistant coach for Division I Morehead State University’s women’s soccer program. Prior to that, he was the women’s head coach at Midway College in Kentucky, going 24-51-3 in five seasons at the NAIA school.
Rogers is just the fourth head coach in the 30-year history of UF’s women’s soccer program.
“My wife Jill and I are incredibly thankful to Brandi Laurita, (Senior Associate Athletic Director) Jim Givens, and the entire Findlay athletics department for the opportunity to be a member of the Oilers women’s soccer program,” Rogers said in a statement. “Having a campus with a phenomenal sense of community, support, and guidance, we will cherish the continued growth of the student-athletes and the competition in the Great Midwest Athletic Conference.”
The Oilers went 25-7-4 in Walker’s two years as coach. Last season, Findlay won its first GMAC regular season title, won its national tournament opener and wrapped up the season with a 14-3-2 record. It was the most victories in a season since 1997 when the Oilers won 15.