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Richard Rollins

Director of Goalkeepers/College Program Director

Coach Rollins brings a wealth of experience and knowledge at all levels of the game to the club. Coach Rollins played at Lyndon State College in Lyndonville, Vt, which was in the NAIA in the early ’80s. Lyndon State reached the playoffs in each season he started and was ranked in the top 20 nationally during his two seasons as a starter. Coach Rollins began coaching collegiately with Middlebury College in 1992 before moving onto Franklin Pierce College in 1993. While at Franklin Pierce, the Raven were regularly ranked in the top 5 teams in the nation. Rollins’ teams consistently advanced to the regional finals in the NCAA Division II tournament in the six years coach Rollins was with the program.

Coach Rollins concurrently was the goalkeeper coach for the Phantoms of New Hampshire of United Systems of Independent Soccer Leagues (USISL). The Phantoms was a feeder program for the New England Revolution. During his time with the Phantoms of New Hampshire, the teams were consistently in the playoffs with their best season coming in 1998 when the Phantoms reached the finals with a record of 23-8. His keepers finished with a league-low 39 goals allowed during the regular season. Phantoms goalkeeper Jeremey Bailey was among the national leaders with .98 goals-against average and five shutouts in over 1800 minutes of play during the regular season. Coach Rollins then moved onto coaching goalkeepers with the Connecticut Wolves of the A-league under head coach Dan Gaspar. The highlight of that season was a victory over Tampa Bay in the U.S. Open Cub Tournament. Coach Rollins also was the goalkeeper coach for the University of Hartford during the 1993 season, working again with coach Gaspar.

Coach Rollins also was the National Director of Star Goalkeeper Academy. Here he worked with coach Gaspar for over a decade, running camps throughout the United States and Canada working and developing goalkeepers and staff. Many of the staff Coach Rollins has worked with are having highly successful coaching careers at both the national and local levels.

Coach Rollins holds a USSF B license and has a Bachelor’s of Science in Social Sciences from Lyndon State College.

EMAIL

rrollins@brsoccer.org