Chloe Roberts was named Nebraska-Kearney's third all-time head women's soccer coach in April 2017.
She came to UNK in August 2014 and served as the the program's graduate assistant coach for two seasons. In the summer of 2016, she was elevated to assistant coach status and then moved to interim head coach in December 2016.
During her time in Nebraska, the Lopers have won 16 games, reached the 2015 MIAA Tournament and had 11 all-conference selections.
"Chloe has been with us for the last three years and rose above a very strong and deep pool of applicants to be named our head women's soccer coach," said UNK Athletic Director Dr. Paul Plinske. "Chloe shows a genuine concern for the student-athletes in her care, has great passion for soccer and is a disciplined and fundamentally sound coach. She also understands practice and game planning and her approach to teaching the game is exceptional."
A native of England, Roberts had a storied NCAA Division II career playing at North Alabama from 2009-13. The Daktronics 2011 Player of the Year, she was a four-time All-American who tallied a school-record 93 career goals.
The Gulf South Conference Player (2011) and Freshman (2009) of the Year, Roberts helped the Lions win 68 games and make four NCAA Tournament appearances.
Tabbed as the Alabama Sports Writers Small College Athlete of the Year in 2011, she played professionally with the Colorado Rapids (2013) and Atlanta Silverbacks (2012).
"I couldn't be more excited to have been named the UNK Soccer Head Coach. I feel honored to be able to continue to work with such a talented group. With our existing players and incoming recruits, we are confident that with belief, work ethic, competitiveness and positivity we can continue to grow and develop. I look forward to leading this team to be the best student athletes they can be both on and off the field," said Roberts.
Prior to coming to the States, Roberts was on England Women's National Team (U-15-23's) from 2005-10 and earned a National Diploma in Sport Development from Duchy College in 2009.
Graduating from UNA in May 2013 with a Fitness Management Degree, she was an intern with the Lions from January-May 2013, assisting in practices and gaining coaching experience.
Roberts also was an assistant coach for the U-16 team at the Shoals (Ala.) S.C. and coached at the U.S. Soccer Development program in Decatur, Ala.
In May 2016, she graduated from UNK with a Master's in Exercise Science..
Volunteer Assistant Coach / Goalkeeper Coach
Brian Rodine is in his fifth year helping with the Nebraska Kearney soccer program, serving as goal keeper coach.
He is a 1981 graduate of Kearney State College with a Bachelor of Science degree in Criminal Justice and Physical Education.
Rodine has over 20 years of soccer coaching experience at the youth, club, high school and college level.
He has been head coach at Kearney Catholic since 2000 and was selected head coach for the Shrine North team in the summer of 2013.
One of his players, keeper Tenaya Howsden, earned All-American for Hastings College.
Rodine and his wife, Mary live in Kearney and have three grown children; Michelle, Shawn, and Eric.
Whitney Ryan joined the Nebraska-Kearney Athletic Training staff in the summer of 2013. She serves as one of the Lopers full-time Athletic Trainers.
She currently works with the UNK women's soccer and men's & women's basketball teams.
Prior to coming to Kearney, Ryan spent one year at Division I Florida International University in Miami where she worked as an Assistant Athletic Trainer.
Working primarily with the Panthers baseball program, she also assisted the Head Athletic Trainer with daily operations of the athletic training room. Ryan also was responsible for all aspects of pre-particpation physicals.
Graduating from the University of Kansas with an Athletic Training degree in 2008, she served as a graduate assistant athletic trainer at the University of Nevada Las Vegas for two years.
Earning a Kinesiology degree from UNLV in 2010, Ryan was Head Athletic Trainer at Coffeyville Community College (Kans.) for two years before going to Miami.
Graduate Assistant Coach
Meaghan Pasbrig returned to UNK in the summer of 2017 and serves as the graduate assistant coach for Loper soccer. She'll assist head coach Chloe Roberts in all aspects of the program.
A former collegiate player at UNK and Division I Nevada-Las Vegas, Pasbrig most recently was an assistant coach at Ottawa University (Kans.). In her one season with the Braves, she helped the team win the KCAC (Kansas College Athletic Conf.), reach the NAIA National Tournament and have a final ranking of 17th in the country.
Pursing a Master’s in Business Administration and holding a B.S in Political Science from UNK, she was involved in all aspects of the OU program. This past winter and spring, she was an assistant coach at Mill Valley H.S. (Kans.) and an instructor at the University of Arkansas ID Camp.
The Arizona native also was a youth soccer coach for Kearney Parks and Recreation and holds several coaching licenses.
During her playing days, Pasbrig was an Academic Honor Roll qualifier for both the Mountain West Conference and the MIAA. She helped UNK reach the 2013 and 2015 MIAA Tournaments as she scored 14 points (six assists and four points) over three seasons. In 2014, Pasbrig was second on the team in scoring and finished her career with 31 starts.