John Rootes

IMG_0032John Rootes is the head coach of the Lynn University men’s soccer team. He has posted an 86-26-7 (. 752) record, earned four NCAA tournament bids, including winning the 2012 NCAA Division II National Championship, and won three Sunshine State Conference regular season crowns and an SSC tournament title. Additionally, he has coached 20 All-America selections, 28 All-SSC picks and three SSC Players of the Year and his 2012 & 2013 teams had the highest team grade-point average in the nation among all NCAA Division I, II and III and NAIA institutions.On top of helping the Blue & White reach the NCAA Tournament for the fourth consecutive year and 10th overall, he oversaw a five-man senior class that earned All-America accolades and successfully converted defensive midfielder Jean Alexandre into one of the top forwards in the nation. Alexandre later became the highest drafted student-athlete in Lynn history when he was the 12th overall pick by Real Salt Lake in the Major League Soccer Superdraft.