NOTRE DAME, Ind. – The University of Notre Dame men’s soccer head coach Chad Riley recently announced the hiring of Chris Rolfe as the program’s director of operations.
“We are thrilled to have Chris join our team and staff,” said Riley. “We are all looking forward to working with him as we continue to make Notre Dame the best place to grow as a student, person, and soccer player in the world.”
Rolfe joins the Notre Dame staff after a successful 12-year professional career that included stops in the MLS and Danish Superliga.
“I couldn’t be more excited to join Chad and his staff at such a prestigious university and esteemed athletic department. I look forward to working with and assisting the student-athletes as they progress through this stage of their lives.”
Rolfe earned 230 caps in the MLS, 178 of which came with the Chicago Fire. The forward scored 71 goals in his MLS career; earning four club Golden Boots (2005, 2008, 2012 – Chicago Fire; 2015 – D.C. United),
Rolfe also made 10 appearances with the United States Men’s National Team from 2005-09.
“Chris will play a vital role in our day to day operations as well as adding a tremendous amount of value to our team through his vast experience competing at the highest level of our game,” said Riley.
Rolfe is a 2017 graduate of Dayton University, earning a degree in finance. Rolfe served as a volunteer assistant coach with the University of Denver women’s soccer program in 2018.