Rodgers, who will primarily be working with Marquette’s goalies as well as helping out with the team’s strength and conditioning, played his collegiate career at the University of Notre Dame and is currently a member of the Hamilton Nationals of Major League Lacrosse and the Minnesota Swarm of the National Lacrosse League.
“I am extremely pleased to announce Scott as the final addition to our coaching staff. More than one of the most successful and recognizable faces in our sport today, Scott brings an energy and eagerness to grow as a coach that will allow him to be a great example for our young men,” said Amplo. “Having reached the pinnacle of our sport as a standout on some great teams, Scott’s experiences represent what our young men are working towards.”
During his time at Notre Dame, Rodgers played in 38 games, including 31 starts and posted a 6.77 goals-against average and a .642 save percentage in his career. In 2010, he was named the Most Outstanding Player of the NCAA Championship game after a 15-save performance in a 6-5 overtime loss to Duke in the national championship.
Rodgers, a two-time All-America honoree for the Fighting Irish, lead the nation in save percentage twice (2009 and 2010) and in goals-against average in 2009. He left Notre Dame with a 24-6 career mark in between the pipes.
In addition to receiving national recognition for his on-field performance, Rodgers was also a finalist for the 2010 Lowe’s Senior CLASS Award, which recognizes student-athletes for great achievement during competition and in their community. Rodgers graduated Notre Dame with a degree in Sociology.
Rodgers was selected seventh overall in the 2010 Major League Lacrosse draft by the Hamilton Nationals and 15th overall by the Minnesota Swarm. The Wantagh, N.Y., native played in eight games for the Nationals and helped the team to a championship appearance in his rookie season.
“I am really excited to be working with Marquette University’s men’s lacrosse team, because it is an up and coming division I team, starting from the ground up,” said Rodgers. “To get my career off in strength and conditioning and in the lacrosse coaching world is a great opportunity offered by coach Amplo, so I just appreciate it.”
“My goal in putting together a staff was to surround myself with people I trust, those who shared the same values as I do and who are capable mentoring our students in their academic, athletic and intellectual experiences,” said Amplo.
Rodgers joins assistant Stephen Brundage and assistant coach John Orsen on Marquette’s coaching staff.