With 25 years of coaching experience, including 15 years at the Div. I level, Rozie DeWeese enters her third season as assistant coach at Sacramento State in 2019.
In her first season with Sacramento State, the 2017 Hornets went 8-8-4 overall with a 3-3-4 mark in Big Sky competition and advanced to their third consecutive postseason. At the conclusion of the 2017 season, Sacramento State received six all-Big Sky selections. Three of those selections were to the conference's First Team, the program's most since 2010.
Prior to joining Sacramento State, DeWeese had been the Union Sacramento FC’s director for the U14-19 girls programs, as well as head coach for NPL U16 and U17 girls squads (2014-16). Prior to that, De Weese spent 10 years as an assistant on the UC Davis coaching staff (2004-13), including eight seasons as the team’s associate head coach.
During her time with the Aggies, the Redlands, Calif., native played an instrumental role in UC Davis’ transition to the Div. I level, which included the team’s first seven seasons in the Big West Conference. De Weese assisted in all facets of coaching and program management, which included serving as the team’s recruiting coordinator.
Prior to UC Davis, DeWeese was an assistant for four seasons (2000-03) at Indiana State where she helped establish the program from its inception. With the Sycamores, she coached two first team all-conference selections and four second team all-league choices. Before working on Indiana State’s staff, she spent three years as an assistant at her alma mater Cal State San Bernardino (1997-99). As a member of the staff at CSUSB, she assisted with recruiting efforts, practice sessions and monitored the academic progress of the team.
DeWeese played collegiately at Cal State San Bernardino and finished tied for third all-time in career goals (27) and fifth in points (61). During her senior season, she was named team captain, second-team all-California Collegiate Athletic Association, and was a CoSIDA Academic All-American. She was also the 1997 Scholar Athlete of the Year and was an NCAA Woman of the Year nominee.
DeWeese has a master’s degree (physical education/coaching) from Indiana State in 2002, and a bachelor’s degree (kinesiology with honors) from Cal State San Bernardino in 1997.