2017 Men's Soccer Coaches
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Tyler Brock
Head Coach - 1st Season
Alma Mater: Union (KY) College
Phone: 419-998-8849

The University of Northwestern Ohio Athletic Department, Athletic Director Chris Adams, and President Dr. Jeffrey Jarvis have announced the hiring of Tyler Brock as the second men’s soccer coach in the program’s history. 

Brock will join the Racers on May 29, 2017, following 21 total years with the Union (Ky.) College Bulldogs. During those years, he spent 14 as the head coach for the Bulldogs men’s soccer team and helped build the program into a top-10 team in the NAIA. He also served as the lead for the women’s program for one year. While at UC, he posted a 143-122-24 overall record and led the Bulldogs to their best season in program history in 2016. Brock will lean on those experiences to continue the success of the nationally-prominent UNOH men’s soccer program.

“My experience at Union will help guide me through the varying challenges and situations we will have at UNOH whether it’s tactics on the field or the relationships built off it,” Brock commented.

One challenge Brock is ready to tackle is building relationships with the returning Racers and learning more about UNOH and the Lima area.

“I’m looking forward to getting to know the players personally and find out how we can build on the foundation that has already been laid. While they have a lot of positive attributes I feel I can bring my own personal experiences and add to that,” he said. “The athletic department staff that I have met has welcomed me with open arms, and they have been a great help trying to get me settled into understanding the landscape of Lima and UNOH.”

Those staff members include the two returning assistant coaches for the UNOH program: Kedar Roderick and Carlos Guillen.

“I have been impressed with my two new assistants Carlos and Kedar. The insight and professionalism they have shown me in the past two weeks is unsurpassed. They have worked really hard to keep this program running smoothly during this transition and they need to be commended for that,” Brock stated. “You can tell they both really care about the program and its players, and I am very excited and blessed to be working with two true professionals this upcoming season.”

During the recent season, Union set program records for most wins with 19, the highest winning percentage (0.822), and most shutouts with 12. The Bulldogs also won both the Appalachian Athletic Conference (AAC) regular season and tournament championships. This marked the first time in program history Union swept both conference titles in the same season. 2016 also marked back-to-back seasons the team qualified for the NAIA National Championship tournament.

Brock’s leadership has also led to 14 former players playing at the next level with professional contracts. He was also named AAC Coach of the Year in 2008 and 2016 while also claiming back-to-back NSCAA East Region Coach of the Year honors in 2015 and 2016.

Brock also coached the Bulldogs’ women’s team in 2003 as he led the squad to a 14-6-2 record and the AAC regular season championship. During that season, he was named the AAC Women’s Soccer Coach of the Year as he led the squad to the 2003 NAIA Women’s Soccer National Tournament.

Having served as an assistant coach, Brock has left a presence in semiprofessional ranks with the National Premier Soccer League and the United States Soccer League. The most recent of which was a two-year stint with the Knoxville Force of the NPSL.

As a player, Brock competed for Union as a goalkeeper and set the program record for the best goals-against average during the 1997 season with a 0.7 mark while being named to the NAIA All-American Honorable Mention team.

Joining Brock in the move to Lima will be his wife Liannie Parahoo and their three daughters: Evianna (7), Amara (3), and Arabella (2).

“I am blessed to have the greatest wife ever. She and the girls are very excited about the move,” he added.

“I’m very excited and thankful to Athletic Director Chris Adams and President Dr. Jeffrey Jarvis for the opportunity I have been given to join the UNOH community,” he concluded.

The Racers will kick off the 2017 campaign in August as UNOH looks to repeat as the Wolverine-Hoosier Athletic Conference regular season and tournament champions. ​

 
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Carlos Guillen
Assistant Coach - 2nd Season
Phone: 419-998-8445
 
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Kedar Roderick
Grad Assistant - 2nd Season
Alma Mater: Northwestern Ohio
Phone: 419-998-8445

A native of San Juan, Trinidad & Tobago, Kedar Roderick enters the 2016 UNOH men's soccer season on the sideline as Graduate Assistant Coach after committing the past four seasons on the pitch as a member of the squad.

THE RODERICK FILE

Alma Mater: University of Northwestern Ohio (2016)

Playing Career

Collegiate: UNOH (2012-2015)...Played in 67 matches and started 42 during his time as a defender...Named First Team All-WHAC in 2013 season.

Prep: San Juan Secondary...Named the Sportsman of the Year at San Juan North Secondary in 2010. ... Named team captain. ... Helped team win East Zone League in 2008. ... Named honor student for physical education in 2010.