Charles Rodney Kenney Hall of Fame 1999

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:

Referee Experience

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.