Tim Romanello
University of Detroit Mercy
Tim Romanello
Assistant Coach
Division 1

Rock Valley College has selected Tim Romanello as its next Head Men's Soccer coach.  Romanello is currently an Assistant Coach at NCAA D1 University of Detroit Mercy and has more than 15 years of coaching soccer across all levels.  Romanello replaces Frank Horvat who retired in June 2019.  RVC is coming off a 9-7 season in 2018.  "I want to thank Athletic Director [Darin Monroe](https://rvcsports.com/staff.aspxstaff=13) and the search committee for placing their trust in me, and giving me this opportunity to lead this program forward" said Romanello.  "it's a brilliant opportunity that RVC provides quality throughout- from its athletics, its campus, its people and the community.  I'm extremely excited about getting started and incredibly happy to be here."  "I would like to welcome Tim Romanello and his family to Rock Valley" Athletic Director [Darin Monroe](https://rvcsports.com/staff.aspxstaff=13) said. "Tim brings a wealth of experience to our Men's Soccer program having served as a former Junior College head coach and as an NCAA D1 assistant coach.  Tim also has experience as an Interim Athletic Director which will be extrermely beneficial as we continue to move our department forward in a positive direction.  The future of our Men's Soccer program is very bright under Coach Romanello."  Romanello spent 2018 as an Assistant Coach at NCAA D1 Oakland University. He also served as the Director of Player Development and head coach of Royal Oak FC, a position he has held since June 2017. Romanello has an extensive history in men's and women's soccer as he was both the men's and women's head coach at Dodge City Community College in Dodge City, Kansas. He was the head men's soccer coach from 2008 to 2017 and the women's head coach from 2011 to 2017. Prior to that he was the head men's soccer coach at University of Wisconsin-Sheboygan and the assistant soccer coach for Lakeland College men's and women's soccer.    He has more than 15-plus years of experience coaching soccer overall and has coached players to 52 All-Region accolades, four NSCAA All-American teams and has brought in an average of 27 players per year (from 39 countries and 29 states). He rebuilt the Dodge City men's soccer program, coaching the team to a 50-38-5 mark across five years (2010-14). He also turned around the Dodge City women's soccer program, turning a three-win team into a squad that won 51 games in six seasons. At the time, Romanello coached the men's team to five winning seasons in seven years (and the only winning seasons in program history).    Romanello coached Dodge City CC to six-straight Region VI Women's Tournaments (2011-16) and seven consecutive Region VI Men's Tournaments (2010-16). He was named the Dodge City Coach of the Year in 2012 and coached both teams into the national rankings. Thirty-eight (38) of his players earned Academic All-Conference Awards, while 12 were NJCAA Academic All-Americans. In his 10 years as head coach, his team's had a cumulative GPA of 3.28.