Randy Dodge started his career with University of Irvine Men’s Assistant from 1997-2001 helping lay the foundation of the program and the success it had in the early 2000s. During these early years of his career he served as an assistant and head coach of region 4 ODP program from 1995-2005.
Randy Dodge returned to his alma mater to coach in 2002 and spent 13 seasons as the Director of Soccer over both the men’s and women’s programs. During his time he amassed a career record of 404-179-48. His wins as the men and women's coach which is TOP in the country for NAIA and still holds the highest winning percentage in NAIA history over a 13 year career including being ranked as high as No. 1 (2013) during his tenure. As the head coach for the Pride men, they have reached the playoffs 12 times and have had only one losing season. Between September 22nd, 2012 and Sept. 30th, 2013, Dodge and his women did not lose a match (21-straight wins and a tie). He has been named GSAC Coach of the Year eight times: 2004 (men), 2010 (men), 2012 (women), 2016 (women), 2017 (men and women), and 2018 (men and women). His men’s and women’s team have won 17 GSAC Championships and Tournament Championships and his teams made the playoffs 16 out of his 20 years at Vanguard University.
He was inducted into the Hall of Fame in 2020 and resigned from Vanguard in 2022.
Dodge is a United States Soccer Federation "A" Licensed Coach and has a USSF Youth Lincense, coaching club soccer since 1995. Coaching with the SoCal Blues from 1997-2018, he served as the Technical Director of the ECNL teams and started the very successful CAP program. In 2017, he won the ECNL National Championship with the SoCal Blues '02 team. With 10 state titles, 7 regionals titles, 2007 US Club National Championship and with 18 Surf Cup Championships with the SoCal Blues, he has a long career of success. After winning the 2010 National Championship U17, Dodge was named the Cal South Nike Coach of the Year (2011). In all, he has six club National Championships and was voted the 2012 National Coach of the Year. Additionally, his team captured the 2016 USYSA U19 National Championship. As a club coach, he has placed 200 players into the NCAA Division 1 ranks. Dodge has coached 70 players who have and still are competing on the youth national teams of the United States, Mexico, Trinidad, Jamaica, Puerta Rico and 27 who have and are playing in the professional ranks including McCall Zerbroni who won the 2016 and 2020 NWSL Title, Ashley Sanchez 2021 NWSL title and Marissa Everett 2022 NWSL title.
High School Coaching:
He has spent more than 32 years involved with boy's and girl's high school soccer and is currently the Director of Soccer and head coach for both girls and boys varsity teams at Aliso Niguel High School. Since 1997, his Aliso teams have won 25 League Championships and Four CIF Championships and two State Championships while Dodge has compiled an overall soccer record of 696-243-208 at the high school level including both boy's and girl's results. In 2001, Dodge's team won the girl's Southern Section CIF division one title and he was named the LA Times HS Coach of the Year and the Student Sports Magazine National Coach of the Year. Most recently, Dodge's Aliso team won the 2012 ESPN High School National Championship. Also in 2012, he was recognized as the CIF Coach of the Year and the Orange County Register Coach of the Year. Furthermore, Dodge picked up the NSCAA High School Coach of the Year award in 2013. In all, he has four CIF Titles (G- 2001, G - 2012, B - 2018, B - 2021), he is a 6 time Western Regional HS coach of the year.