Rachel Roche joined the Bulldog staff in 1999, originally serving as the Athletic Facility and Event Coordinator and Assistant Volleyball Coach. In 2000, she moved into the role of Assistant Director of Athletics – Sports Information. She stepped away from the coaching ranks in 2006 and began serving as the Senior Woman Administrator for the Bulldogs.
In 2007, Roche was honored with the President’s Award for Administrators, which recognizes the top employees of the year at the University of Redlands. That year she also completed the HERS Institute for Administrative Advancement through the National Association of Collegiate Women Athletic Administrators (NACWAA) in Denver, CO.
Roche graduated from the College of William & Mary in Virginia with a Bachelor of Science in Kinesiology. She gained experience as a student athletic trainer, working primarily with the Tribe women’s soccer team. She later earned her Master of Arts in Educational Administration through the University of Redlands. As part of her coursework, Roche completed a grant proposal for an internship and received $15,000 in funding for a new position in the Bulldog Athletics Department.
Besides NACWAA, Roche is a member of the National Association of Collegiate Directors of Athletics (NACDA) and the College Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA). In addition, she serves on the CoSIDA scholarship committee, the Women's D3soccer.com Top-25 Poll and the D3football.com All-America committee.
In her spare time, Roche likes to travel, attend sporting events, and hang out with friends and family. She is married to Geoff Roche, who coaches the Bulldog tennis teams. They reside in Redlands with their daughter, Kenzie.