MEET THE COACH
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Mike O’Dell joined ROJA Futbol Club in 2019. With more than 30 years of coaching experience, O’Dell has coached youth through adults in various sports including soccer and baseball in the metro area.
A soccer-coaching veteran, O’Dell spent 12 seasons at the Gretna Soccer Club coaching both girls and boys soccer. While coaching at Gretna, O’Dell was named the Nebraska Competitive Coach of the Year in 2015. He also coached girl's soccer for one season at Treynor High School.
For O'Dell, coaching is the ultimate passion: family, work, coaching... that is life.
Why I coach?
I coach so that every player has the opportunity for something positive in their life; not just during the season, but something they can feel proud they were a part of for the rest of their life. Too often players are discouraged by clubs, coaches, and/or other players that make this short time in their lives feel wasted or meaningless. I want each player to reflect back as they get older and pass forward a positive look on sports to future generations.
US Soccer ‘D’ License
US Soccer ‘E’ License
US Soccer ‘F’ License
Iowa High School Coaching Certification