Rudy Ybarra is a retired American soccer forward who played professionally in the North American Soccer League and Western Soccer Alliance.
Ybarra graduated from Santa Barbara High School.
In 1978, he signed with the Los Angeles Aztecs of the North American Soccer League. On March 17, 1979, the Aztecs traded Ybarra to the Tulsa Roughnecks in exchange for Vito Dimitrijevic and future considerations. The Roughnecks later traded him to the Memphis Rogues.
He played the 1980-1981 NASL indoor season with the Aztecs.
In 1986 and 1987, he played for the Hollywood Kickers of the Western Soccer Alliance. In 1989, he played for Real Santa Barbara.
Ybarra has held several coaching positions which included time as head coach of the Santa Barbara Soccer Club and Santa Barbara High School. In 2006, he was hired as an assistant coach with the expansion Ventura County Fusion of the Premier Development League.
He remained as an assistant coach until replaced by Ole Mikkelsen in May 2008 when Ybarra left the team to pursue business opportunities.
In addition to his coaching duties, Ybarra founded Santa Barbara Soccer Entertainment to market soccer events in Southern California. In June 2006, his company formed an alliance with 11 Sports Marketing Limited Liability Company to expande their marketing opportunities.