Ben Stoddard is in his first year as the graduate assistant men's soccer coach for Indiana Wesleyan University. Stoddard assists head coach Mark Castro in all aspects of the men's soccer program.
Stoddard graduated from Indiana Wesleyan in 2012 with a degree in Sports Management. In 2009, Stoddard transferred to Indiana Wesleyan from NCAA Division 1, Gardner-Webb University. While a freshman at Gardner-Webb, Stoddard was an Academic All-Conference selection. While playing for Indiana Wesleyan, Stoddard was a 3-year letter winner (2009-11) and also earned NAIA Academic All-American honors all three years. He also received All-Conference honors and served as team captain his senior year. Stoddard played PDL for two summers: in 2009 he played for the Cascade Surge (Ore.) and in 2010 for the Northern Virginia Royals.
In addition to his primary coaching duties at Indiana Wesleyan, Stoddard also works with the Carmel United Soccer Club, coaching their U-17 Boys Elite and Premier teams. Carmel United is considered to be one of the most elite clubs in the region and is well known nationally at the club level. Stoddard also coached for the Marion Lightning SC (Ind.), while an undergrad at IWU. He helped guide their U-17 boys team to state recognition.
Stoddard graduated high school from Darlington School in Rome, Georgia, while playing for the Darlington School Soccer Academy. He is the son of Robert and Fran Stoddard, from Winchester, Virginia.
Stoddard is currently working on his Master's Degree in Management at Indiana Wesleyan. He is a USSF National C License Holder.