Manchester University

Manchester University Athletics
604 East College Avenue North Manchester, IN 46962
Division 3 Indiana Midwest
Private Small National competitor

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Corey Brueggeman

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.

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Chad Brooks

Chad Brooks will be in his second season as the assistant coach with the Manchester University men's soccer team.


In his first season with the Black and Gold, Manchester soccer produced the Heartland Collegiate Athletic Conference Offensive MVP in Josh Gonzalez. Gonzalez also became the first United Soccer Coaches All-Great Lakes Region player for MU in 11 years. Brooks worked with five All-HCAC selections and helped the team earn a berth in the 2018 HCAC Tournament.


Before joining the sidelines at Manchester, Brooks was an assistant coach for the Indiana Tech men’s soccer program for two seasons. While with the Warriors, Brooks coached six All-WHAC honorees and the Warriors had three players earn United Soccer Coaches All-Mideast Region honors.


Brooks has a pair of United Soccer Coaches Special Topic Diplomas.


An Indiana Tech men's soccer alum, Brooks was a NAIA and WHAC academic honoree as a senior. He was also awarded the program’s Mettle and Dr. LeRoy Walker Character honors. He also earned a spot on the WHAC Champions of Character list. Chad graduated in 2016 with a Bachelor of Science degree in business administration with a concentration in sports management.


Chad and his wife Rachel reside in Fort Wayne.

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