Caleb Porter is in his sixth season as an assistant coach at Indiana. Porter played for the Hoosiers from 1994-1997 and was only the second three-time captain in IU history. He also finished runner-up for the Hermann Trophy during his senior season in 1997.
At Indiana, Porter coordinates visiting team arrangements, home game planning, strength and conditioning, team equipment, alumni and player relations, and assists with recruiting, scouting of opponents and daily team training. He is highly involved in recruiting for the Hoosiers, a responsibility that requires him to attend numerous games and tournaments to identify potential athletes. He assists with all Indiana Soccer Camp preparations, including staff selection, field preparation and the coordination of all staff games and demonstrations.
During his first six seasons with the Hoosiers as an assistant, Indiana has gone 98-25-14 overall. IU has averaged two All-Americans a season (10 overall) during Porter's tenure as an assistant. The Hoosiers also have advanced to four College Cups and won two Big Ten Tournament Championships. In 2003, the Hoosiers were unbeaten in their final 18 matches (15-0-3) on their way to the 2003 national championship.
In 2004, the Hoosiers won their second straight NCAA National Championship with a 3-2 win over UC-Santa Barbara in penalty kicks. The Hoosiers were 19-4-1 with three All-Americans and the national player of the year in Danny O'Rourke last season.
Porter coached the Indiana men's state team to a Regional Championship during the summer of 2001. In the spring of 2004, he also coached the Bloomington Cutters U-18 team to a state championship. This past season, he led the Cutters U-19 squad to back-to-back state championships.
Porter had a two-year professional career before returning to Indiana as an assistant. Most recently, Porter was a member of the Tampa Bay Mutiny of the MLS. His career was cut short due to a number of knee injuries. In 1998, Porter was selected by the San Jose Clash with the 26th pick overall following his career at Indiana.
At IU, Porter was a three-time All-Big Ten selection, an NSCAA All-Midwest Region choice and played in a pair of College Cups. In 1997, he captained Indiana to a school-record 23 straight victories from his defensive midfield position. Porter had joined the Hoosiers after earning all-state honors three times at Gull Lake High School in Richland, Mich.
Porter's resume includes two seasons with the United States National B Team in 1996 and 1997 and a bronze medal at the 1997 World University Games.
Porter, who holds his NSCAA Advanced National Diploma, earned his bachelor's degree in sports management from Indiana in 1997. He also is currently working toward a master's degree in Kinesiology-Applied Sports Science.
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