Jennifer Rockwood Staff Bio | Women's Soccer Head Coach | BYU Cougar Club

Jennifer Rockwood Staff Bio | Women's Soccer Head Coach

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Jennifer Rockwood

Years at BYU


Career Highlights

  • 359-104-41 record and .722 win percentage
  • 14th in NCAA active and all-time career victories
  • Fourth in NCAA in active winning percentage
  • Seventh in NCAA all-time winning percentage
  • Two-time WCC Coach of the Year 2012 and 2014
  • Two-time MWC Coach of the Year 2000 and 2008
  • Two-time West Region Coach of the Year 1996 and 2012 
  • 1996 WAC Coach of the Year
  • Qualified for the NCAA tournament in 17 of 21 seasons, including last four seasons
  • Earned BYU its first national seed in the NCAA tournament in 2005 (No. 4) and its first-ever No. 1 seed in 2012
  • Advanced to the Sweet 16 five times (1998, 2000, 2003, 2012 and 2016)
  • Advanced to the Elite 8 twice (2003 and 2012)
  • Led BYU to 10 regular season and eight tournament conference championships and won conference championships in 14 of her 22 seasons
  • Led team to four-straight regular season conference titles twice, once in the MWC from 1999-2002 and in the WCC from 2012-2015
  • Finished with a winning record in 21 of 22 seasons
  • Reached highest national ranking of No. 2 in the country in 2012
  • Finished seasons ranked in the top 10 five times (1998, 2000, 2003, 2012 and 2016)
  • Finished seasons ranked in the top 25 12 times in 22 seasons, including the last five seasons
  • Won 15 games in a season 16 times
  • Won 10 games in a season 21 times
  • Won the 10th most games of any coach over her first 20 seasons
  • Third coach in NCAA history to start a program and win 300 games while there
  • Sixth NCAA coach to win 300 games at one school
  • After five seasons in the WCC, is the second winningest coach by percentage
  • Seven of her student-athletes have been on the shortlist for the MAC Hermann Trophy with two semifinalists
  • Has coached 22 All-Americans who have won 56 All-America awards
  • Her players have won nine conference Player of the Year awards, four Defender of the Year awards, three Goalkeeper of the Year awards and six Freshmen of the Year awards
  • Named 2016 Women's Coach of the Year at the Governor's State of Sports Awards


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
2016 Ashley Hatch 1st
2016 Taylor Isom 2nd
2015 Nadia Gomes 3rd
2014 Ashley Hatch 3rd
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
Soccer America All-Americans
Year Name Team
2014 Ashley Hatch 3rd
2013 Cloee Colohan 3rd
2006 Katie Larkin 3rd
NSCAA Scholar All-Americans
Year Name Team
2016 Michele Vasconcelos 2nd
2014 Annie Amos 2nd
2013 Erica Owens 2nd
2012 Carlee Payne Holmoe 2nd
2012 Erica Owens 2nd
2011 Carlee Payne Holmoe 3rd
2009 Andrea Willis 1st
2008 Andrea Willis 2nd
2007 Erika Woodbury 1st
2003 Aleisha Cramer Rose 1st
2001 Sarah Higham Yee 2nd
2000 Natalyn Lewis 2nd
CoSIDA Academic All-America
Year Name Team
2015 Sarah Chambers Gardner 3rd

Coaching Statistics

Year Record Conf. Finish Nat. Rank NCAA tourney
1995 11-8-1 WAC 3rd N/A N/A
1996 22-1-0 WAC 1st* N/A N/A
1997 19-4-0 WAC 2nd 22nd 17th
1998 21-4-0 WAC 2nd 13th 9th
1999 21-4-0 MWC 1st* 20th 17th
2000 19-4-1 MWC 1st* 10th 9th
2001 14-7-1 MWC 1st* N/A 17th
2002 16-6-0 MWC 1st* 23rd 32nd
2003 16-7-3 MWC 2nd 14th 5th
2004 7-10-4 MWC 2nd N/A N/A
2005 15-2-4 MWC 2nd N/A 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* 20th N/A
2009 18-4-2 MWC 1st 20th N/A
2010 16-3-3 MWC 2nd* N/A N/A
2011 11-5-3 WCC 4th N/A N/A
2012 20-2-2 WCC 1st* 5th 5th
2013 15-5-1 WCC 1st* 23rd 32nd
2014 13-5-3 WCC 1st* 22nd 32nd
2015 16-3-2 WCC 1st* 17th 17th
2016 18-3-1 WCC 1st* 10th 9th

*conference championship


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

Jennifer Rockwood

After completing her 22nd season in 2016, 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. Rockwood has an impressive 356-99-38 overall record for her career. Over the last 22 seasons at the helm of the BYU women's soccer program, Rockwood has accumulated a .722 winning percentage.

Rockwood has guided the Cougars to 11 regular season conference championships and eight conference tournament championships during her tenure, including five-straight West Coast Conference titles. On the national scene, her teams have made 19 appearances in the NCAA Tournament and reached the Sweet Sixteen in 1998, 2000, 2003, 2012 and 2016. 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, 2012 and 2016, and have finished in the Top 25 13 times in 22 years including each of the past five seasons.

Among the many achievements and awards she has received over her career, Rockwood has been honored with five conference Coach of the Year awards, one by the Western Athletic Conference in 1996, two by the Mountain West in 2000 and 2008, and two from the WCC in 2012 and 2014. In 1996 and 2012, Rockwood was also Region Coach of the Year. 

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. She won her 300th game over San Francisco 2-0 on Oct. 10, 2013.

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, Lindsi Lisonbee Cutshall, Cloee Colohan, Ashley Hatch and Nadia Gomes. Cutshall and Colohan 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 head coach at BYU, 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, Oregon, 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.