Rohrman steps down as men's soccer coach


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Jeff Rohrman, the University of Wisconsin mens soccer head coach for the past seven seasons, has stepped down from his position, it was announced Tuesday.

I feel now is the time for me to move on to a new chapter in my professional life, Rohrman said. It has been a pleasure to work with the student-athletes here at Wisconsin and I wish them all the best as they continue their careers.

Rohrman concludes a seven-year run at Wisconsin with a 61-63-12 overall record, including a 12-24-6 mark in Big Ten Conference games. Rohrmans teams went 1-6-1 in Big Ten tournament play, including a tie with 10th-ranked Michigan in the quarterfinals of the 2008 Big Ten Championship. His 2008 squad finished 9-7-3, marking the fifth time in his seven seasons the Badgers finished with at least nine wins, but missed a bid to the NCAA tournament for the 13th-consecutive season.

Rohrman saw nine of his players earn a total of 17 All-Big Ten honors during his time in Madison, including three players who claimed a total of five first-team all-conference nods. He also had four players named to the NSCAA Great Lakes All-Region team and coached Aaron Hohlbein to third-team All-America honors in 2006. Holhlbein, who plays for the Kansas City Wizards, was one of two Rohrman-coached UW players taken in the Major League Soccer draft, along with D.C. United pick Nick Van Sicklen.

Rohrman also produced 44 Academic All-Big Ten selections and a first-team CoSIDA/ESPN The Magazine Academic All-American in Victor Diaz.

I want to thank Jeff for the contributions he made to Wisconsin soccer, Director of Athletics Barry Alvarez said. We wish him success in his future endeavors.

A national search for a new Wisconsin mens soccer coach will begin as soon as possible.

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