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Brian Maisonneuve joined the Indiana coaching staff in January 2010 and enters his fifth season with the Hoosiers in the fall of 2014, as well as his second year as associate head coach. Maisonneuve returned to Bloomington after a two-year stint as assistant coach at Louisville.
During his two seasons the Cardinals were 24-11-4 overall and 13-7-1 in Big East play with two NCAA Tournament appearances. Prior to Louisville, Maisonneuve spent four years as an assistant coach with the U.S. U-17 National Team in Florida. He also served as an assistant coach for the U.S. U-20 National Team in 2007 during the CONCACAF qualification process and coached the U-20s in the 2007 FIFA World Cup in Canada. Before joining the coaching ranks, Maisonneuve spent nine seasons with the Columbus Crew of Major League Soccer and was a member of the United States' 1998 World Cup team, appearing in all three matches. He was also a member of the 1996 U.S. Olympic team, leading the squad with a pair of goals in the tournament.
"This is home for me," Maisonneuve said. "Being here for my college career meant a lot and the relationships I have built with Coach (Jerry) Yeagley, with Todd and Ernie and the support staff, it really became home for me. To have the opportunity to come home and coach meant a tremendous amount to me. This is arguably the best program in the country, and being part of the IU family again with the facilities, the players, to help continue to build the program is something special and it meant a lot to me and my family to return to Bloomington."
Maisonneuve donned a Hoosier uniform from 1991-94, playing alongside Yeagley. He earned All-America honors as a junior and senior and was named the Hermann Trophy winner in 1994. A two-time Big Ten Player of the Year, Maisonneuve finished his career with 44 goals and 22 assists, and led Indiana to a pair of NCAA College Cup appearances and back-to-back Big Ten regular season titles. During his four years at Indiana the Hoosiers were 73-15-7.
"Brian is one of the finest players to have every played at IU and we are fortunate to bring his distinguished playing and coaching experience back to Indiana University," Yeagley said. "Brian's international playing and coaching experience along with his exceptional character will help our student athletes tremendously as we strive to build champions on and off the field."
Maisonneuve and his wife Diania live in Bloomington with their children Jacob and Emma.
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