Director of Coaching
Men's First Team Head Coach
Patrick Roode will be AFC South Bay’s inaugural Head Coach and Director of Coaching. Coach Roode’s experience and proven track record have led to this appointment and will work to set the standard for AFC South Bay. Previous clubs he has achieved success with include West Omaha Gladiators, Sporting Omaha FC (Sporting KC affiliate) and most recently, with Nebraska FC. He brings nearly two decades of coaching experience with clubs in Nebraska, working with world class athletes winning multiple state titles, and consistent top 10 placements of regional play.
Coach Roode’s high standards for technical and tactical ability have developed Collegiate, ODP regional pool, and professional players. He is joining us after most recently helping lead the Nebraska FC ‘05, ‘04, and ‘02 boys to 3 state final championship games, winning 2 of them this past fall. Coach Roode is also a member of the De Anza Force coaching staff, one of the premier clubs in California.
As we aim to push professional players to the next level, Coach Roode provides the experience, system of play, and high standards to develop athletes. His close working relationship with collegiate, semi-professional, and professional coaches & organizations make evident his talent and qualification.
Mr. Roode is also a firm believer in active and direct involvement in the community to uphold values and principles the fellow people of San Jose hold.
We look forward to our staff and teams making their introductions to the community in person in the near-future.