Walters Tabs Rouse as Assistant Coach
“I'm thrilled to bring Molly back to the Midwest and to Omaha,” said Walters. “She has endless energy and enthusiasm to help players improve, and right away I can see her drive to help take this program to a higher level. That, coupled with her championship experience as a player, make her a great fit for our program."
Rouse comes to Omaha after two seasons at Buffalo, where she served as an assistant coach. Her primary responsibilities included recruiting, travel, camps and working with the Bulls’ midfielders.
“I’m excited about coming back to the Midwest and to Omaha,” said Rouse. “I am grateful for the opportunity to work alongside Coach Walters and with the outstanding student-athletes on our roster. I am looking forward to working to build on the Mavericks’ success, and help take the program to the next level.”
Rouse previously spent one season at Alabama State, where she served as an assistant coach in 2014. Her main responsibilities for the Lady Hornets were coordinating recruiting and working with the midfield. She helped lead ASU to an 11-10 overall record and a 7-3 conference mark while advancing to the semifinals of the Southwestern Athletic Conference Tournament.
Before coaching at Alabama State, Rouse served two years as assistant coach at Shattuck-St. Mary's in Minnesota. While at Shattuck, Rouse played a significant role in all aspects of the program's development, which went beyond her primary duties with the U18 team.
As a player, Rouse played professionally for the Minnesota Kings and Vancouver Whitecaps in the Women's Premier Soccer League.
Rouse was a two-time All-Big Ten honoree at Minnesota, where she helped lead the Gophers to two NCAA Tournament appearances in 2008 and 2010. During her four-year career, Minnesota made a pair of Sweet 16 appearances, and she served as the team captain during her junior and senior campaigns.
She graduated with her bachelor’s degree in early childhood education with a minor in child psychology and an emphasis on American Sign Language from the University of Minnesota in 2010. Rouse currently holds a U.S. Soccer Federation (USSF) National "B" License.