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Rodebaugh Named Sporting Director For Mexico

Sep 5, 2022

LOS ANGELES – California women's soccer alum Andrea Rodebaugh was named sporting director by the Mexican Football Federation (FMF) and will oversee all of the women's national teams for Mexico.
"It is an honor to contribute to the national teams, it's a huge challenge and I'm aware that it requires commitment and plenty of discipline," Rodebaugh said in her introductory press conference in Los Angeles.
Rodebaugh served as the assistant coach to the Mexican Women's National Team in 2003, working alongside her former head coach, Leo Cuellar. She continued with the Mexican Federation, coaching the U20 Women's Team in 2008 at the World Championships in Chile, and became the Technical Director for that age group in 2012. Since 2014 she has been a FIFA Consultant and Instructor for Women's Soccer Development for both the CONCACAF and CONMEBOL Regions. She's coached in the Mexican league, serving as the head coach and Girls Academy Director while working with Club Tijuana.
As a player, Rodebaugh was Mexico's team captain through much of the 1990's, serving in that role at the CONCACAF Championships in 1994 and 1998 as well as at the 1999 World Cup, played in the United States. She played professionally in both France and Japan, spending time with JSF Poissy and Shidax.  
A skillful attacking midfielder for Cal from 1984-1988, Rodebaugh scored 25 goals, which is tied for eighth-best in school history. Rodebaugh also tallied 67 total career points, including a career high and team-best 7 assists in 1988. Rodebaugh was named All-Region by the National Soccer Coaches Association in both 1985 and 1986.
Rodebaugh was the first female soccer player in Mexico to be sponsored by Nike. In March 1990, she was also named as one of the 50 most important women of the 20th century by Reforma, a prestigious Mexican daily newspaper.
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