CHARLES RODNEY KENNEY was the State Referee Administrator for Florida (formerly Florida State Referees, FSR, now FLSRC) from 1988 to 1991. In 1991 he was selected by US Soccer to be the National Director of Referee Administration on the USSF Referee Committee. His soccer resume for both referee experience and coaching is listed below:


  • 1996 to 2014
    USSF National Referee Assessor/ Instructor
  • 1996 to present
    NISOA National Referee Assessor (college)
  • 1991 to present
    USSF Referee Instructor
  • 1993 to 1997
    USSF State Referee 5
  • 1979 to 2015
    USSF Referee
  • 1984 to 2013
    FHSAA (High School) Referee
  • 1992 to 1996
    NISOA Referee (college)
  • 2016 to present
    NISOA National Director of Assessment
  • 1991 to 1995
    National Director of Referee Administration, US Soccer
  • 1988 to 1991
    Florida State Referee Administrator (SRA)
  • 1994
    Served as Referee liaison in Orlando for the World Cup
  • 1985 to 1988
    District B3 Referee Administrator
  • 1998 to Present
    NISOA National clinician/ National Academy instructor staff
  • 1993 to 2011
    Referee Assignor Course Instructor
  • 1998 to 2011
    FHSAA soccer referee clinician in two chapters and three field clinics
  • 1998 to 2011
    Refereed Numerous FHSAA District, and Regional playoff, and one 5A final


  • Member of the Florida Referee Hall of Fame
  • FYSA Friends of soccer
  • NISOA Excellence in Teaching Award
  • Dave Forestner Excellence in Education Award (Georgia Soccer Association)
  • United States Soccer Federation Eddy Person award winner-2014

Referee Articles and Courses authored:

Rodney was the co-author of the US Soccer Assignors course now being used nation wide. He has written numerous articles in soccer refereeing periodicals, such as the United States Soccer Federation’s “Fair Play”, Florida Referee’s “Goal”, NISOA Magazine, Referee Magazine, and the English “FA Referee Magazine and numerous Web sites.


Soccer coaching experience began in 1978 coaching a youth team his son Chris, played on. From 1978 until 1990 coached many boys’ teams from age 8 to 19.

From 1990 to 1998 coached an amateur women’s team in Jacksonville Florida with a 121-12 record.

From 1990 to 2002 he coached Orange Park High School in Florida with a 248-42 record.

In 2009 became the head coach at Hagerty High School in Oviedo, Florida.

As a girls’ high school soccer coach won his 300th high school game in 2012 while coaching at Hagerty High School in Florida.

Voted 1996 Florida Girls’ High School Coach of the year while coaching at Orange Park High School.

Voted 2012 Florida 5A girls’ High School Coach of the year and NSCAA Division 1 Florida Girls coach of the Year, while coaching at Hagerty High School.

Served as interim head women’s coach at the University of North Florida in 1996 with a 12-7 record.

Continued as the assistant women’s coach at University of North Florida from 1997 – 2001

Served as the assistant women’s coach at Stetson University 2002 – 2008

Coached the Florida High School State All-stars four times.

Head Coach of the Florida Women’s Amateur Select team for two years.

Director of Player Personal for the Jacksonville Jade, a W-League team in Jacksonville, Florida.

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