Rudy Argueta returns to the Mount in 2013-2014 for his fifth season as head coach of the Lions’ men's soccer team. Argueta was an assistant men's coach for the Lions for two years before taking over as the head coach in 2009. He also served as the women's assistant soccer coach at the College for five years. In his first season at the helm, he managed to change the outlook of the program and build a strong foundation for the future.
In 2011, Argueta led the Lions to their first-ever HCAC Tournament appearance, as they placed third in the conference regular season standings and advance to the post-season tournament taking on eventual HCAC Tournament champion Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology in the first round.
Coach Argueta is a 2002 graduate of NAIA Union College in Barbourville, Ky., where he was a four-year starter. While at Union, he was the first player in school history to score 40 goals and have 40 assists. He was a First Team All-Conference selection from 1999-2001, a two-time team captain, team MVP in 2000, and was honored with All-Region and All-American Honorable Mention Awards in 1999. In addition, he was the 1998 Rookie of the Year and 2001 Mid-South Conference Player of the Year. Argueta graduated with a triple major, business administration, sports management and physical education; and a minor in economics.
Argueta, a midfielder, also has professional soccer experience with the Columbus Crew in 2002 and played for Info Sport at the Professional Soccer Combine (All-Star team) in 2002. In addition, he played with two different teams in the Professional Development League and the U-12 Guatemala National Youth Team from 1989 to 1991. He currently plays on numerous local teams.
The Lions’ head coach was a boys’ varsity assistant soccer coach at Turpin High School as well as the junior varsity head coach for four years. He has also coached youth soccer and has been active in working many prestigious soccer camps around the country. Argueta has also worked as a personal soccer coach, training individuals, club teams, and high school (hometown) teams. He is currently the U-15 Elite 1 Kings Soccer Academy's head coach, which he took to the State Cup semifinals this past year.
Argueta resides in Cincinnati, Ohio, with his wife, Michelle, and daughters Bella Rose, and Lucy Marie.
Mount Head Men's Soccer Coaches' Records
HCAC W-L records include regular season and tournament games.