Jennifer Rockwood
Women's Soccer Head Coach
(801) 422-8732
SFH 206F

Years at BYU


Career Highlights

  • 435-126-54 record and a .751 win percentage
  • Eighth in NCAA DI in active winning percentage
  • Eighth in NCAA DI in active career victories
  • 12th in NCAA DI all-time career victories
  • Four-time WCC Coach of the Year 2012, 2014, 2018 and 2019
  • Two-time MWC Coach of the Year 2000 and 2008
  • Two-time West Region Coach of the Year 1996 and 2012 
  • 1996 WAC Coach of the Year
  • 2019 United Soccer Coaches Regional Staff of the Year
  • 2021 NCAA DI United Soccer Coaches Women's Staff of the Year
  • Qualified for the NCAA tournament in 23 of 28 seasons
  • Earned BYU its first national seed in the NCAA tournament in 2005 (No. 4) and its first-ever No. 1 seed in 2012
  • Advanced to the Sweet 16 seven times (1998, 2000, 2003, 2012, 2016, 2019 and 2022)
  • Advanced to the Elite 8 three times (2003, 2012 and 2019)
  • NCAA College Cup 2021 runner-up
  • Led BYU to 15 regular season and eight tournament conference championships and won conference championships in 16 of her 25 seasons
  • Led team to four-straight regular season conference titles twice, once in the MWC from 1999-2002 and in the WCC from 2012-2015
  • Finished with a winning record in 26 of 28 seasons
  • Reached highest national ranking of No. 2 in the country in 2012
  • Finished seasons ranked in the top 10 six times (1998, 2000, 2003, 2012, 2016 and 2019)
  • Finished seasons ranked in the top-25 16 times in 28 seasons
  • Won 15 games in a season 17 times
  • Won 10 games in a season 24 times
  • Third coach in NCAA history to start a program and win 300 games while there
  • Sixth NCAA coach to win 300 games at one school
  • Seven of her student-athletes have been on the shortlist for the MAC Hermann Trophy with four semifinalists and two finalists 
  • Has coached 20 All-Americans and 16 Academic All-Americans
  • Her players have won 11 conference Player of the Year awards, five Defender of the Year awards, three Goalkeeper of the Year awards and six Freshmen of the Year awards
  • Named 2016 Women's Coach of the Year at the Governor's State of Sports Awards

Coaching Statistics

Year Record Conf. Finish Nat. Rank
1995 11-8-1 WAC 3rd N/A
1996 22-1-0 WAC 1st* N/A
1997 19-4-0 WAC 2nd T-22nd
1998 20-5-0 WAC 2nd 13th
1999 21-4-0 MWC T-1st* 20th
2000 19-4-1 MWC 1st* 10th
2001 14-7-1 MWC 1st* N/A
2002 16-6-0 MWC 1st* 23rd
2003 16-7-3 MWC 2nd 14th
2004 7-10-4 MWC T-2nd N/A
2005 15-2-4 MWC 2nd N/A
2006 13-3-4 MWC 2nd N/A
2007 17-4-2 MWC 3rd* N/A
2008 18-5-1 MWC 1st* 20th
2009 18-4-2 MWC 1st 20th
2010 16-3-3 MWC 2nd* N/A
2011 11-5-3 WCC 4th N/A
2012 20-2-2 WCC 1st* 5th
2013 15-5-1 WCC T-1st* 23rd
2014 13-5-3 WCC 1st* 22nd
2015 16-3-2 WCC 1st* 17th
2016 18-3-1 WCC T-1st* 9th
2017 7-8-4 WCC T-4th N/A
2018 13-5-1 WCC 1st* N/A
2019 21-1-1 WCC 1st* 5th
2020-21 11-4-1 WCC 2nd 17th
2021 17-5-2 WCC T-1st* 2nd
2022 11-3-7 WCC 2nd 14th

*conference championship


BYU CLUB RECORD: 128-25-9; six years as club coach

As the only head coach in program history, Jennifer Rockwood has taken the BYU women's soccer team to national prominence and established herself as one of the premier coaches in Division I soccer today. Rockwood has an impressive 407-118-45 overall record for her career. Over the last 25 seasons at the helm of the BYU women's soccer program, Rockwood has accumulated a .714 winning percentage.

Rockwood has guided the Cougars to 13 regular season conference championships and eight conference tournament championships during her tenure. On the national scene, her teams have made 22 appearances in the NCAA Tournament and reached the Sweet Sixteen in 1998, 2000, 2003, 2012, 2016, 2019 and 2021. The Cougars have reached the Elite Eight in 2003, 2012, 2019 and 2021. In 2005, she led her team to its first national seed (No. 4) in the NCAA Tournament.

In one of BYU's most successful seasons, 2012, the Cougars were ranked as high as No. 2 and received a No. 1 seed in the NCAA College Cup, the first women's program at BYU to ever be awarded a 1-seed. The team went 20-2-2 with four wins over teams ranked in the Top 25 throughout the season. 

In 2019, the Cougars entered the NCAA Tournament as the only undefeated team in the country with an 18-0-1 overall record at the close of the regular season. BYU finished the season after falling in the Elite 8 to No. 1 Stanford. At the close of the season, the Cougars were ranked fifth nationally.

BYU regularly maintains a consistent Top 25 ranking. Under Rockwood's tutelage, the team finished in the Top 10 in 1998, 2000, 2003, 2012, 2016, 2019 and 2021 and have finished in the Top 25 13 times in 25 years.

Among the many achievements and awards she has received over her career, Rockwood has been honored with seven conference Coach of the Year awards, one by the Western Athletic Conference in 1996, two by the Mountain West in 2000 and 2008, and four from the WCC in 2012, 2014, 2018 and 2019. In 1996 and 2012, Rockwood was also Region Coach of the Year. In 2019, Rockwood and her staff were recognized as the United Soccer Coaches Regional Staff of the Year.

She also became the first MWC coach to eclipse the 100-win and 200-win marks with a shutout at Milwaukee-Wisconsin, 2-0, on Sept. 23, 2000. Her 200th win happened on Sept. 24, 2007 when BYU beat Washington 2-1 at home. She won her 300th game over San Francisco 2-0 on Oct. 10, 2013.

A long list of All-American soccer players has emerged from BYU's program and Rockwood's influence. These athletes include Shauna Rohbock, Katie Larkin, Jaime Rendich Beck, Aleisha Rose, Michelle Jensen, Lindsi Lisonbee Cutshall, Michele Vasconcelos, Ashley Hatch, Cameron Tucker and Mikayla Colohan.

Prior to becoming head coach at BYU, Rockwood led BYU's highly successful club soccer team for seven years. In that time she amassed an overall record of 128-25-9. The final two years she took her teams to the Western National Collegiate Club soccer Association (NCCSA) title and placed second in the NCCSA National Championships.

The Lake Oswego, Oregon, native was a four-sport athlete in high school playing soccer, softball, basketball and track. After one year at Rick's College on a basketball scholarship, she transferred to BYU where she became a four-year starter at center midfield on the Cougars' club soccer team and graduated in finance, business management. Rockwood has also coached youth club programs, high school teams and the Utah Olympic Development Program.

BYU Hall of Fame