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Head Women's Soccer Coach

Local Address: GILL COLISEUM CORVALLIS, Oregon, United States
Oregon State University
3029 Cordley Hall
Corvallis, Oregon 97331
United States

Company Description: About Oregon State University: OSU is one of only two U.S. universities designated a land grant, sea grant, space grant and sun grant institution. It is also...   more
Background

Employment History

Board Memberships and Affiliations

  • Member
    Canadian Olympic Team

Education

  • bachelor's degree , organizational communications
    University of Portland
  • Centennial High
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Web References
The Beavers Hire Rhode as the New Coach | Corvallis Soccer Blog
blog.corvallissoccerblog.com [cached]
Linus Rhode has been named the new head coach for the Oregon State University women's program. Linus found out last Friday and the athletic department released an announcement on the same day. Linus succeeds Steve Fennah who resigned somewhat unexpectedly last month.
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Linus has been an assistant coach at OSU for eight season.
The new assignment comes at a perfect for time for Linus who was addressing some potential work visa complications as a Canadian citizen. The promotion to a head coaching position will allow Rhode to continue to work in the United States. Linus lives in Corvallis with his wife Magdalena who is an assistant coach with the OSU swim team and daughter, Nina. Rhode faces a challenging task of competing in the PAC-10 and the powerhouse programs in California. It is an endeavor that has eluded the Beavers for most of the last decade. OSU has not reached the women's NCAA tournament since 1994. The test ahead is no secret to Linus though. He has had a front row seat to the disappointing show the program has been putting on. At the very least, Linus knows what he is getting into.
His experience in Oregon should put him in a good position for recruiting Northwest talent. Linus is charismatic which doesn't hurt bring good players to the program either. Great players don't always make good coaches but it can't hurt that Linus has played at an elite level shared by few coaches in the entire country. If he can impart some of his creativity and willingness to be responsible for the outcome of a game, it will be very positive for the program.
I should point out that I have never coached college soccer nor do I have any kind of coaching license. With that out of the way, I am going to offer some unsolicited coaching advice to Linus from the comfort of my padded chair.
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Let the girls play with the freedom and confidence to do things that are unexpected and amazing (just like you Linus).
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What changes or new priorities would you like to see from Linus and the OSU women's soccer team?
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Linus pulled some old strings and hired former player Morgan Crabtree.
Some Interesting OSU Soccer Stuff | Corvallis Soccer Blog
blog.corvallissoccerblog.com, 22 Mar 2008 [cached]
OSU assistant coach and obvious head coach prospect Linus Rhode represented Canada a total of fifteen times between '94 and '96. He has appeared against France, Guinea Bissau, USA, Korea, Mexico, Jamaica, Trinidad & Tobago, El Salvador, Costa Rica and Australia. Linus netted three international goals, played against EPL standout Mark Viduka and even has a win against Team USA.
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Installing Linus Rhode as head coach would buy De Carolis some time until then.
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I'd like to see Linus get a chance.
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It makes sense to me to install Linus until at least the end of the fall. Its a simple solution. OSU can try Linus out in the position. In case Linus doesn't work out there would be more candidates after the fall season.
Anonymous said... @ 12/09/2008 3:08 PM
It's after the fall season now and Linus should be gone. an absolutely horrible season. Good talent wasted.
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Coach Rhode needs to go. What makes the situation even worse is that Coach Rhode is a former player. He must know how horrible it is to play such a boring style of soccer and at the sametime not even have his players in the right position or on the field. You know the girls he is coaching have to be thinking the same thing. I feel bad for them. JUST RESIGN COACH RHODE!!!
Loyan said... @ 1/05/2009 4:27 PM
Thanks to Mike and Logan for commenting. I agree with some of your points regarding the OSU women but I'm not ready to call for Rhode to resign yet.
Linus Rhode's crew would do ...
www.osubeavers.com, 13 Oct 2012 [cached]
Linus Rhode's crew would do just that in the 64th minute of play as Richardson, eager to regain her team lead for goals scored, used some fancy footwork to put the ball in the net from about the top of the 18-yard mark.
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Sunday Oct. 21st then marks the arrival of senior day, where Head Coach Linus Rhode will pay tribute to his four-member senior class as OSU takes on Arizona at 12pm.
POST MATCH QUOTES OSU Head Coach Linus Rhode
"We are very excited about having ...
www.dailybarometer.com, 31 July 2012 [cached]
"We are very excited about having eight of our games on the Pac-12 Network," said OSU women's soccer head coach Linus Rhode.
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"For recruiting it's been huge," Rhode said.
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"I can say [that] I can already see the respect factor [for the Pac-12] jumping up 1,000 times just out on the recruiting trail this summer from other conferences," Rhode said.
Linus Rhode: Head ...
www.osuwomenssoccercamps.com, 22 June 2013 [cached]
Linus Rhode: Head Coach
Linus Rhode enters his sixthyear at the helm of the Oregon State women's soccer program. Rhode has won60 matchesin his first fiveseasons as the head coach, including a school-record 16 wins in his third yearafter tying the school-record with 14 wins in his second year.
He guided Oregon State to its first NCAA Tournament appearance since 1994 in his second season when the Beavers advanced to the Sweet, made a return trip in his third year with a win in the first round and lead them to their third consecutive NCAA tournament berth in his fourth year.
During his fifth year in Corvallis, Rhode helped his team break the double-digit win plateau for the fourth straight season, with an 11-6-3 record. Rhode's crew got out to the best start in program history with a 9-1-0 record after his team's first 10 matches. Under his guidance, OSU also made history by defeating the University of Portland for only the second time in program history and for the first time on the road.
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Rhode's team not only excelled on the pitch but in the classroom as well as the Beavers won the NSCAA's Team Academic Award for their 3.40 GPA during Fall 2012, which was the second highest mark within the conference.
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In his third season at Oregon State, Rhode led the Beavers to a second-place finish in the Pac-10 with a 7-2 mark, which are both school records. Along the way, the Beavers posted 14 shutouts, wins over three top 25 teams, a No. 17 finish in the final NSCAA poll and several team and individual records.
In his second season at Oregon State, Rhode led the Beavers to unprecedented success as they advanced to the Sweet 16 of the NCAA Women's Soccer Championship for the first time in school history.
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Prior to taking over the program as head coach, Rhode served eight seasons as an assistant and associate head coach with the Beavers. During his time as an assistant and associate head coach, Rhode helped lead Oregon State to its best finish in the Pac-10 Conference (2003) since 1995, a top 20 national ranking (2005), wins over numerous top 10 programs and 32 shutouts.
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Prior to joining the Oregon State staff, Rhode spent two years as head coach of the McKenzie United Soccer Academy in Eugene. He also served five years as the Oregon Olympic Development Team head coach and was a Region IV staff coach for both the boy's and girl's ODP programs.
Rhode played professionally for the New Orleans River Boat Gamblers in the "A" League and for Wynberg St. John's in South Africa. He was a member of the Canadian Olympic Team from 1993-96, and was selected for the Canadian National U-20 Team.
Rhode graduated from the University of Portland with a bachelor's degree in organizational communications and captained the team to the NCAA Division I Final Four in 1995.
Originally from British Columbia, Rhode graduated from Centennial High in Coquitlam. He and his wife, Magda, have two daughters, Nina and Anya.
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