Tiffin University

Tiffin University Athletics
155 Miami Street Tiffin, OH 44883
Division 2 Ohio Midwest
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Rudy Brownell

Rudy Brownell is entering his 13th season as the head coach of Tiffin University Men's Soccer team where he has been the GLIAC Champions twice, GLIAC Tournament Champions 4 times, and has had 3 NCAA Regional Appearances.


Since taking over in 2007 from long time Men's Soccer Coach Ian Day, Brownell has a 110-56-19 record Brownell, who also was named Assistant Athletic Director in January 2017, has led the Dragons to three NCAA Regional appearances in the last four years while also winning championships in six of the last eight seasons (2 GLIAC regular season championships, four GLIAC Tournament Championships).


Brownell, who also holds a 84-39-16 career mark as Head Women's Coach, helped lead the Dragons to their third NCAA Regional appearance and fourth GLIAC Tournament Championship in 2016. They previously won two consecutive GLIAC Tournament Championships in 2008 and 2009, while also winning for the third time in 2011.


In just seven seasons at the helm of the women's program, Brownell made his mark with the Dragons women's soccer program. In 2008, the Dragons women's soccer program earned admission to the NCAA National Tournament after reaching a ranking of 4th in the Midwest Region.


In 2004 the Lady Dragon program posted an 11-6-1 mark while finishing 2nd in the American Mideast Conference and making it to the Region IX final four. In his initial campaign, after losing nine seniors and starting nine new players, he led the 2003 Dragons women's soccer program to an 8-6-6 record, a 3rd place finish in the American Mideast Conference and also finished Runner-up in the Region IX Tournament.


Brownell earned a Bachelor's degree in Business Administration from Tiffin University and also obtained a Master's Degree in Business Administration from Tiffin University . He competed as defender for the Dragons from 1992-1995. Brownell also helped the Dragons capture the 1992 & 1995 AMC titles. Tiffin posted a 65-24-3 record during his career. The 1992 team also made it to the NAIA National Tournament.


After graduation, Brownell played professionally for the Cleveland White Caps of the USISL in 1998. He was also assistant coach for the women's and men's soccer programs. He helped the women's soccer program to four American Mideast Conference Championship crowns and to an 84-33-4 overall record. The Dragons went 45-2-1 in the AMC. The team was also ranked nationally from 1998-2000. The women's team advanced to the region final four and also made it to the national tournament in 2000 and 2002. As the assistant coach for the men's soccer program, he helped the team win the American Mideast Conference title in 1999, and take second place in 1996 and 2004. From 1996 to 2004 the team also posted a 116-62-13 overall record and made it to the region Final Four two out of the last three years.

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Adam Mitchell

Adam Mitchell enters his first year as assistant coach after serving as a volunteer coach in 2017. A native of Brighton, England, Mitchell played at Notre Dame College (Ohio) where he earned NSCAA All-American honors as a junior along with First Team All-Region accolades that same season. As the 2013 Mountain East Conference Offensive Player of the Year, he scored 14 goals, including five match-winners, and tallied 29 total points his junior season while also being named First Team All-MEC.


As a senior, Mitchell tallied 8 goals and 6 assists, while garnering All-Region honors. He also earned First Team Academic All-District honors during his senior campaign. Mitchell played his freshman and sophomore seasons at Ashland University.


Over the past two seasons Mitchell has served as the U15, U18, and U20 coach at Pacesetter Soccer Club, coaching two state cup winning teams and one runner up.


In addition, he also worked for Chelsea Football Club as well as Brighton and Hove Albion Football Club in England.

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Nathan Thomas Jones

Nathan Jones is in his first season as the graduate assistant coach for the Tiffin University men's soccer program.


Jones, a native of Flintshire, Wales, played four seasons as a starting goalkeeper for the Urbana University men's soccer team and is a 2017 UU graduate (Sports Management). Jones played in 74 career games for the Blue Knights and is the record holder for most Shutouts, GAA, Save PCT, Starts, Minutes and Games Played.


Jones, a two-year captain, earned first-team All-Mountain East Conference honors as a freshman, junior and senior and was named Conference Defensive Player of the Year in 2016. He also was a first-team NSCAA All-Atlantic Region choice in 2015 and 2016, and landed on the second team in 2013. Jones was also MEC Male Scholar-Athlete of the Year Finalist, UU Male Student-Athlete of the Year 2015 and 2016 UU and Inducted to Chi Alpha Sigma.


Growing up in Wales, Jones played in the youth system at Tranmere Rovers FC, an English third-division team, for seven years until the U18 level.


Jones has played one season in the Premier Development League for the Dayton Dutch Lions and was also an assistant coach for the WPSL Dutch Lions team who reached the National Quarterfinals.


Jones is a level 2-qualified coach in England.

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