Camilo Rodriguez, who led Southern Wesleyan University to two NCCAAI National Championships in the past three years, has been named to the Clemson men’s soccer staff as an assistant coach. Rodriguez joins the Tigers after eight seasons as the head coach at Southern Wesleyan.
In eight seasons as head coach at SWU, Rodriguez led the program to two national titles, in 2013 and 2015. The Warriors were ranked second in the final NCCAA rankings in 2013, and finished in the top 10 of the rankings each of the last four years. The program also finished in the top 25 in the NAIA rankings each of the last two years, while competing in the toughest NAIA conference in the country, with over six teams ranked those two seasons. SWU is just completing the transition phase from NAIA to NCAA Division II.
Rodriguez finished with a 94-57-13 overall record as Southern Wesleyan’s head coach, and earned several coaching accolades during his tenure. He was named the NCCAA Regional Coach of the Year in 2015, and was recognized as the NCCAA Regional Coach of the Year and NCCAA/NSCAA National Coach of the Year in 2013. In 2012, he was named the Southern States Athletic Conference Coach of the Year by unanimous vote.
Rodriguez brings nearly 12 years of collegiate coaching experience, including in the professional ranks. He served as the assistant coach of the NPSL Upward Stars in 2014 and 2015, helping lead the program to its first South Atlantic Conference Championship. In 2006, he was the goalkeeper coach for the Charlotte Eagles of the USL second division.