- U.S. National Team: U.S. Women
- Position: Goalkeeper Coach
- Date Of Birth: May 9, 1978
- Hometown: Brighton, England
Paul Rogers will serve his first year on Tom Sermanni’s coaching staff in 2013, but is in his fourth year with the U.S. Women’s National Team. Rogers joined the U.S. Women’s National Team coaching staff as goalkeeper coach in March of 2009 and helped the USA to second place the 2011 FIFA Women’s World Cup and the gold medal at the 2012 Olympics. Rogers also assists Sermanni in numerous other areas including video analysis. Rogers came to U.S. Soccer with extensive experience in the international game as well professional and college soccer.
He worked in Women’s Professional Soccer (WPS) as the assistant and goalkeeper coach for St. Louis Athletica in 2009 and 2010. Prior to joining Sundhage’s staff, Rogers served as an assistant and goalkeeper coach for the Canadian Women’s National Team, working in various aspects of coaching, including video analysis, while helping the squad to a second place finish in CONCACAF Olympic Qualifying and a berth in the 2008 Olympics, where the Maple Leafs advanced to the quarterfinals.
From 2007-2009, Rogers served as an assistant and goalkeeper coach for Mark Krikorian at Florida State University, helping the Seminoles to the NCAA College Cup Final in his first year. Rogers joined FSU after spending two years as an assistant with the women's soccer program at the University of Louisville. Before arriving in the Blue Grass state, Rogers spent a year as an assistant at Tulane University.
A native of Brighton, England, Rogers’ coaching background also includes stints as a youth coach with Brighton and Hove Albion, a Region II goalkeeping coach, and an Indiana and Kentucky ODP coach. He has earned a USSF A License, UEFA B License, UEFA Goalkeeper License, an English Football Association Certificate and NSCAA Goalkeeper's Licenses.
Rogers also is an instructor for the U.S. Soccer coaching education course, joining the instructional staff in 2006 where he teaches the goalkeeping license, the goalkeeping section of the USSF A, B, and C Licenses.
As a player, Rogers had spells in the nets at numerous professional and semi-professional clubs in England, spending time with Queens Park Rangers, Plymouth Argyle, and Brighton and Hove Albion in the professional ranks and Crawley Town, Fisher Athletic, Lewes FC, and Bognor Regis Town in the Nationwide Conference. He also represented Great Britain in the World University Games in Daegu, South Korea, in 2003 and played professionally in the United States for the A-League Indiana Blast.
Rogers earned a bachelor's degree in sport administration in 2004 at the University of Indianapolis and is married to the former Lisa Harrison. Harrison played basketball at the University of Tennessee where she helped the Lady Volunteers to the 1991 NCAA Championship. Harrison also played six years in the WNBA with the Phoenix Mercury. Paul and Lisa, who reside in Louisville, have a daughter, Bella. Rogers has a website www.performancegoalkeeping.com and you can follow him on twitter @PaulRogersPGK.