Hodgson named Rutgers-Camden women's soccer head coach
CAMDEN, N.J. – Rutgers University-Camden has named David Hodgson as the new head coach of the women's soccer program.
A native of Liverpool, England, Hodgson brings a wealth of coaching and academic experience to the Scarlet Raptors. He served as an assistant women's soccer coach at Saint Peter's University in 2003 before moving on to Drew University, where he assisted the women's program from 2004-08 and again from 2010-13. Between his two stints at Drew, he was the Head Women's Coach at Cedar Crest College.
Hodgson takes over the Scarlet Raptors' program which posted a 6-11-1 record last season, including a 2-7 mark in the New Jersey Athletic Conference. The Scarlet Raptors' last winning season came in 2007, when they went 11-8-4 and made their most recent appearance in both the NJAC playoffs and the ECAC Metro tournament.
Hodgson served as an assistant coach with Sky Blue FC of the W-League from 2007-08 and worked with recruitment and match analysis for the Chicago Red Stars of Women's Professional Soccer from 2009-11.
A coach with the U.S. Soccer Olympic Development Program as well, he has been a member of the Girls Region 1 ODP Staff. He also is the Head Club Soccer Coach with the Players Development Academy out of Westampton, New Jersey, including the 18 PDA Force, a team which is the current U-17 NPL National Champion.
Hodgson graduated from Worcester University in the United Kingdom in 2000 with a B.S. in Sports & Exercise Studies. He received his ESL/TEFL Diploma through Cambridge University in 2000, allowing him to teach English as a second and foreign language, and obtained a M.S. in Exercise Science and Health Promotion from California University of Pennsylvania in 2013.
An educator at numerous schools, Hodgson most recently was a Director of Medical Assisting A.A.S. at Esperanza College of Eastern University. He was also a professor of Anatomy and Physiology at that institution, and serves as a firefighter for Mount Arlington (NJ) Fire and Rescue. He formerly taught courses ranging from Biology, Kinesiology, Physiology, Health Science, Physical Education and Wellness at schools ranging from Drew University to various high schools and grade schools.