Meet The Coaches
Mary Beth Caudill
Mary Beth Caudill, the current President of the Ohio Collegiate Soccer Association, is in her 17th year as head coach of the women’s soccer program at Muskingum.
This enthusiastic and veteran coach is the all-time winningest coach in Muskingum women’s soccer history. Over her successful tenure, Coach Caudill has guided the Muskies to record-breaking campaigns in which Muskingum set new school records for goals in a season, goals in a game, assists in a game, points in a game, shots in a game, consecutive shutouts, most wins, highest winning percentage for a season, fewest losses in a season and longest unbeaten streak.
Furthermore, numerous Muskies have garnered conference, regional and national honors under Caudill’s tutelage. Caudill’s excellence on the sideline was recognized by the Ohio Collegiate Soccer Officials Association when they honored her with the Distinguished Excellence in Sports Merit Award for exhibiting sportsmanship and character before, during, and after matches.
Caudill earned both her bachelor’s and master’s degrees at Wright State University (WSU) in Dayton, Ohio. She served as captain of the Raiders NCAA Division I women’s soccer team and was a GTE Academic All-American and team MVP. Additionally, Caudill was recognized as the Raiders’ Student-Athlete of the Year in two consecutive years. In May of 2001, she was inducted to the WSU Athletic Hall of Fame, and in October of 2003 was inducted into the WSU Soccer Walk of Fame. In August of 1994, the West Carrollton, Ohio, native started her coaching career as the assistant women’s soccer coach at WSU.
Professionally, Caudill played five seasons in the W-League. She was a member of the Cincinnati Leopards, Cleveland Eclipse and Cincinnati LadyHawks. She was honored by the league for her caliber of play by being named all-league and Player of the Week multiple times. Caudill’s amateur success as a striker includes three trips to the Donnelly Cup National Championship on the Ohio South Women’s Open team, the last of which she guided the squad as a player/coach.
She currently holds a United States Soccer Federation “B” coaching license and is a member of the National Soccer Coaches of America. Additionally, she holds a Level II NSCAA Advanced Goalkeeping Diploma.
Caudill, formerly Lengefeld, was married to Tom Caudill in July of 2003. They currently reside in New Concord, with their six-and-a-half-year-old son, Tanner, and four-and-a-half-year-old son, Ty.
Katie Rooma enters her second season as assistant coach for the Muskingum University women’s soccer team.
Rooma, who played collegiately at Gardner-Webb University and Wheeling Jesuit University, brings a wealth of soccer knowledge to the Muskie program. During her playing days, Rooma was a two-time All-American, two-time all-league honoree and a member of four conference championship teams.
Additionally, Rooma has served as a college soccer camp coach and was a representative on the NCAA Division II Student-Athlete Advisory Committee at Wheeling Jesuit.
Rooma is a 2007 graduate of Wheeling Jesuit and 2009 graduate of the Mount Carmel College of Nursing.
Sam Given enters his second season as assistant coach for the Muskingum University women’s soccer team.
Given, who is the former head coach of Groveport High School, carries a USSF National D License and NSCAA national Goalkeeper certification. He brings over 20 years of coaching experience to the Muskie program.
Given has served as the goalkeeper coach at Reynoldsburg High School and Grove City High School, in addition to his work at Groveport. Additionally, he led the U-13 girls team in the MOSSL B Division and the U-11 girls team in the GCKA A Division.