Don Rudolph is the new head coach for the JPII men’s soccer team. Rudolph is originally from Miami where his love of soccer started at age nine. He quickly developed an obsession with the game through middle and high school that was refined in the international soccer community he grew up within during his youth in south Florida.
Rudolph was a member of one of the early youth championship teams winning the prestigious Orange Bowl International Youth Soccer Tournament held annually in Miami that hosted teams from Europe, Canada, Mexico, and South America. He was also a member of one of the first U16 and U18 select club teams formed in south Florida that won numerous travel tournaments throughout the southeast.
In high school, Rudolph participated in various combines that evaluated prospective college and professional level talent that included competitive friendly matches against the U.S. Men's National U18 team and the Fort Lauderdale Strikers professional soccer team. These experiences led to him being recruited to play for the #1 ranked Duke men's soccer team in the 1983-84 season.
Rudolph has enjoyed volunteering as a soccer coach at various age levels over the past 20 years as a way to return the generous investment others made in his athletic development from youth through high school culminating in his recruitment to attend Duke University.
Rudolph is a 25 year veteran of the financial services industry and has been a member of the Greenville community since 2006. After arriving in Greenville Don founded a multi-office local independent wealth management firm in Greenville celebrating its 10th anniversary in 2019. He is married to Ashley Rudolph and they have one daughter, Gigi. The Rudolphs attend First Presbyterian Church, enjoy ECU and Duke athletics, and support Rocking Horse Ranch and Hope for Haiti charities.