Rubinson Resigns as TCU Soccer Coach
Jan. 1, 2005
TCU head soccer coach David Rubinson has resigned his position effective immediately in order to prepare a National team for competition in the 2005 Maccabiah Games and pursue other interests, TCU Athletics Director Eric Hyman announced today.
"Coach Rubinson is a long-time valued member of the TCU community and we are appreciative of his service to TCU through the years, including his role in the building of the Garvey-Rosenthal Soccer Stadium," said Hyman. "He has a great love of soccer,of TCU and of the Fort Worth community. We wish him well in all his future endeavors."
Rubinson was adefender for the Horned Frogs in the mid-70s, garnering all-Southwest Conference honors in each of his four seasons from 1974-77. After graduating from the university in 1977 with a degree in political science and a minor in business, he served as captain of the U.S. National Team which participated in the Maccabiah Games in Israel. Rubinson also participated in the 1976 and 1980 U.S. Olympic Trials.A Fort Worth native and graduate of local Paschal High School, Rubinson returned to his alma mater in 1981, taking over the duties as the men's head soccer coach. Following the end of the 2002 season, the men's program was changed to club status. Rubinson compiled a 141-257-23 record in 22 seasons as the men's head soccer coach at TCU. Rubinson has been TCU's only head women's soccer coach since the program's inception in 1986. In 19 seasons as the head women's coach he compiled a mark of 151-189-23. His 2004 squad posted a 6-11-1 record and tied for eighth in the Conference USA standings with a 4-5-1 league mark. Rubinson recorded six seasons with a winning percentage of .500 or better and achieved the 10-win plateau on four occasions, including a career-high 11 wins in 1988. He earned Western Athletic Conference Co-Coach of the Year honors in 1997 when he brought his women's team to its first WAC Championship tournament. Until 1998, Rubinson was the only full-time coach of both the men's and women's program.