Dec. 22, 2012
Jon Lipsitz - University of Kentucky, Head Coach
"I am very excited for Aaron to get this opportunity as head coach at Ohio University. He has been involved with all facets of the program here at UK and I know he is ready to lead that program to great long-term success. I know this is just the beginning of a very long and successful tenure for Aaron. I certainly hate to see him leave us, as he has been instrumental to our success, but we always talk to players that individual awards come from the success of the team, and this is clearly true, as we now can show that with the success of our coaching staff. I wish Aaron nothing but the best, and I look forward to watching him bring Ohio University to national prominence."
Becky Burleigh - University of Florida, Head Coach
"Aaron (Rodgers) will bring a lot of energy and enthusiasm to the program. He is a very hard worker and he has been really focused on becoming a head coach. He has paid his dues and he is ready for this opportunity."
Rob Klatte - Purdue University, Head Coach
"Ohio has more than a quality coach with Aaron (Rodgers). I've known him since 1992 and he really wants to be at Ohio University. He's got an eye for talented players, who can compete at the highest level. Ohio is very lucky to have a guy like him and he will do great. He's going to create a team that no one will want to play and I think that's the best complement you can pay a coach."
Steve Holeman - University of Georgia, Head Coach
"I am absolutely thrilled for Aaron (Rodgers). He's got a lot of energy and he's worked with some great coaches over the years, who know what it takes to be successful. He'll be able to do great things at Ohio."
Tim Lesiak - Executive Director, Ohio Elite Soccer Academy
"I've known Aaron for 15 years now in the coaching circle and he's definitely got a lot of experience in recruiting. His passion for the game is second to none. He loves doing this more than anybody I've ever known. I'm excited for him because I know this was a position he was very interested in for a long time. Guys like Aaron get great players because he does such a great job. He's really going to strengthen the program."
Chris King - Director of Coaching, Ohio Premier Soccer Club
"Aaron's been around for a long time and he's coached at a lot of different programs over the years. I know him very well and he has a wealth of knowledge. He has a lot of contacts in the area. I think this is a great hire for Ohio and I'm looking forward to seeing the type of team Ohio becomes with Aaron as the head coach - the future is bright for this program."