Rick Isaacson
Rick Isaacson
Title: Head Men's Soccer Coach
Phone: 515-961-1218
Email: rick.isaacson@simpson.edu
THE ISAACSON FILE
Personal Information
Hometown: Urbandale, Iowa
Wife: Kelly
Children: Addison, Charles, Sloan
Coaching Experience
2011-present: Simpson College
Head Coach
2005-11: Ankeny HS (Iowa)
Head Coach
2004: Decorah HS (Iowa)
Head Coach
2003-15: Iowa Rush and JUSC Clubs
Head Coach
Playing Experience
1999-02: Luther College
Education
Luther College, 2003
B.A., Physical Education

Rick Isaacson enters his eighth season as Simpson's head coach in 2018. He has amassed more than 80 wins in his first seven seasons on the sidelines and has built the Storm into consistent contender in the always-competitive Iowa Conference. 

 At Simpson
  • Entering eighth season in 2018
  • Record of 81-54-10 in first seven seasons
  • Second winningest-coach in school history
  • Has guided Simpson to the semifinal round of the IIAC Tournament in five of seven seasons
  • Has led the Storm to five, 10-win seasons
  • Led the Storm to a 15-3-2 mark in 2017, the second-most wins in school history and most in 15 years
  • Has led the Storm to the IIAC Tournament each year at the helm
Player Achievement Under Isaacson
  • 2016 and 2017 IIAC Offensive MVP, Garrett Pochop
  • 2017 Second Team All-American, Garrett Pochop
  • 2017 Academic All-American of the Year, Garrett Pochop
  • 2017 First Team Academic All-American, Nick Joslyn
  • 2017 NCAA Postgraduate Scholar, Nick Joslyn
  • 2016 First Team Academic All-American, Garrett Pochop
  • 2015 NCAA Postgraduate Scholar, Louis Joslyn
  • 2014 and 2015 Academic All-American, Louis Joslyn
  • 19 All-IIAC selections
  • 51 Academic All-IIAC selections
  • 5 CoSIDA Academic All-Americans
Other Notable Accomplishments Under Isaacson
  • Has coached the top two point scorers and goal scorers in school history (Mitchell White, 2011-14 and Garrett Pochop, 2014-17)
  • Also coached the career assists leader (Tyler Neumann, 2012-15)
Before Simpson
  • Amassed a 110-25 record in eight seasons as a high school coach 
  • Led the Ankeny boys to the Iowa High School Class 2A State Championship in 2007 and a No. 7 national ranking from the NSCAA
  • Three-time CIML Central Conference Coach of the Year 
  • Led Ankeny to the State Tournament four times
  • Earned the State of Iowa Coach's Achievement Award in 2007
Playing Career
  • Starred as a goalkeeper at Luther College from 1999-2002
  • Led the Norse to three IIAC Championships and three NCAA Tournament appearances (1999, 2001, 2002)
  • Helped Luther advance to the Elite Eight round of the NCAA Tournament in 2001
  • 2002 IIAC MVP
  • Three-time All-IIAC
  • Two-time NSCAA Second Team All-West Region
  • Luther's career shutout leader (40) 
Year-by-Year at Simpson

Year Overall Record IIAC Record IIAC Finish Notes
2011 8-10-1 5-3-0 t-3rd IIAC Tournament 
2012 13-8-1 3-3-1 t-4th IIAC Tournament Semis
2013 12-7-2 4-3-0 4th IIAC Tournament Semis 
2014 12-9-0 3-4-0 5th IIAC Tournament 
2015 9-9-3 4-2-1 t-3rd IIAC Tournament Semis
2016 12-8-1 6-3-0 t-3rd IIAC Tournament Semis
2017 15-3-2 5-2-1 3rd IIAC Tournament Semis
Totals 81-54-10 overall, 30-20-3 IIAC