Coach Chad Aldrich
Coach A started his career as the men’s varsity soccer assistant at Pflugerville High School in 2005. After four years, he accepted the head men’s job at Vandegrift High School when they first opened in 2009 with freshmen and sophomores. The program built was heavily focused on character building, technical skill, and family oriented atmosphere which has led to much of the success surrounding Vandegrift men’s soccer program from 2009 to 2016.
The first senior class (class of 2012) team finished as 5-Time Champions including 51-AAAA District Champions, Regional Quarter-Final Champions, and finished inside the Top 16 in Texas soccer. Since then, every senior class under his coaching career has been either ranked or finished in the Top 16 in Texas Soccer division. With 5 senior classes, his teams were District Champions twice and runner-up the other three times. Other stats that were accumulated in his career has been three times Coach of the Year honors, three times Regional Quarterfinal Champions, overall varsity career record of 96-48-14 (including two years of competing varsity level without having juniors or seniors), and a senior class record of 82-30-10. He has several of his players competing at the college level in Texas, Florida, California, Washington, Illinois, and New York.
Chad would train high school females during the summer months in various elite level camps as well as private soccer sessions of boys and girls from ages 7 to 12 during the high school year. Accepting the head girls position at Round Rock now allows a complete transition in training females year round.
Balancing between coaching and family, Chad has the world in his hands with his beautiful family of wife Rhina, 7 year old son Chase, and 1 year old daughter, Mia.