Education / Qualifications:
USSF, NSCAA, and KNVB Dutch Licensed Coach
Bachelor of Science, Elementary Education, Elizabethtown College (1974)
2016 will be Arthur “Skip” Roderick’s second season as an assistant coach for the Nor’easters. He brings vital experience to the Nor’easters’ coaching staff. In addition to working with the Nor’easters’ staff, Skip coaches the Elizabethtown Men’s Soccer Team. He has been the Head Coach at his alma mater since the 1983 season. Over the course of 33 seasons, he has accumulated a record of 502-140-58. In addition to his impressive .759 winning percentage, he has led the team to 17 NCAA Division III Tournament appearances, he won 5 NCAA Regional Championships, and also won the 1989 Division III National Championship. Other coaching accomplishments include six conference Coach of the Year awards (1989, '94, '96, 2004, '12, '15), coached 193 all-conference players, and ranks fourth in wins among active NCAA Division III coaches and eighth among all DIII coaches.
As a player, Roderick attended Elizabethtown College and was a three-time MAC Conference All-Star (1970-1973). After graduating, he played one season with the Philadelphia Atoms, formerly of the North American Soccer League (NASL) He then played for the New Jersey Americans, where he won a league championship and was a 2nd team All-Pro, and the Pittsburgh Miners of the American Soccer League.
Roderick also played for the Philadelphia Fever, of the Major Indoor Soccer League, the Philadelphia Ukrainians of the German American Soccer League, and the Sligo Rovers in the League of Ireland.