Corey Brueggeman was named head coach of the Spartans' men's soccer program in Feb. 2016. In just two short seasons at the helm, the Spartans have seen dramatic improvement, registering back-to-back winning seasons (9-6-2 - 2016/10-9 - 2017) which included the program's first victory over Transylvania University (2017); its first Heartland Collegiate Athletic Conference postseason tournament bid since 2010 (2017); and the first double-digit win campaign since 2007 (2017). Brueggeman's guided three all-HCAC honorees (Josh Gonzalez/Drake DeWitt/Brandon Renninger - 2017) with Gonzalez gaining Freshman of the Year accolades.
Brueggeman had served as the top assistant to former 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 May 2012. Brueggeman also has coaching experience with the Fort Wayne Sport Club.
He’s earned the NSCAA (National Soccer Coaches Association of America) Advanced National Diploma, National Diploma, and Goalkeeper Level 1 coaching certificates and recently completed a Master’s of Science in Recreation and Sport Management from Indiana State in December 2015. A two-time all-Heartland Collegiate Athletic Conference honoree and three-year captain on the pitch for the Spartans, Brueggeman was among the top five in scoring as a junior and senior at midfielder.