Head Coach Corey Brueggeman will enter his fourth season at the helm of the Manchester University men's soccer program in 2019.
In his three seasons as the head coach of the Spartans, Brueggeman has helped guide Manchester to an overall record of 27-25-4. The Spartans quailified for the Heartland Collegiate Athletic Conference Tournament in both 2017 and 2018. 2017 saw Manchester earn its first HCAC postseason tournament bid since 2010, and was the first double-digit win campaign since 2007. The Spartans also defeated perennial HCAC power Transylvania for the first time in program history.
As head coach, Brueggeman has mentored nine All-HCAC honorees. In 2017, Josh Gonzalez was named the HCAC Freshman of the Year and was a First Team All-HCAC selection. A year later, Gonzalez was named the HCAC Offensive MVP and became the first Spartan in 11 years to earn United Soccer Coaches All-Great Lakes Region honors. In 2018, three Spartans earned spots on the All-HCAC First Team.
Brueggeman served as the top assistant to former Manchester head coach Dave Good for three years. Prior to becoming an assistant coach, he worked with the Columbus Crew of Major League Soccer in their marketing and promotions department after graduating with a degree in sport management from Manchester University in 2012. A two-time All-HCAC honoree and three-year captain on the pitch for the Spartans, Brueggeman is among the top five in scoring at MU.
Coach Brueggeman also has additional coaching experience as the U17 and U19 Technical Director at the Fort Wayne Sport Club. Corey has two diplomas from the United Soccer Coaches and a National D License from the United Soccer Federation.
Brueggeman graduated with a Master’s of Science in Recreation and Sport Management from Indiana State in 2015.
Corey and his wife Brittney reside in North Manchester.