Brian Rudge was one of the most beloved coaches in San Diego County.
Having coached for a number of the clubs in the North County Inland -- Rancho Bernardo Hornets, Poway Vaqueros, Scripps Ranch Soccer Club, Rancho Bernardo Renegades -- he was respected by many and recognized as one of the best teachers of the game on both the boys and girls side.
His affinity for his beloved Manchester United has been well documented and his friends remember him sitting on his rooftop positioning his antenna rabbit ears so he received the best reception he could to listen to "The Reds" -- long before digital television was available.
He once had the privilege of interviewing the esteemed Sir Alex Ferguson when he worked for the radio soccer show Inside Soccer as a co-host with Brian Halliday and Brian Quinn.
San Diego Soccer Club remembers Brian and his accomplishments by presenting the U11 MVP awards to the best boy and girl during their annual San Diego Presidents Cup Tournament.