Former All-Big Ten player Phil Presser is in his fourth season as an assistant coach for the men's soccer program. Presser was a four-year letterwinner for the Hoosiers from 1999-02, helping the Hoosiers win their fifth national title in 1999.
Prior to returning to Indiana, Presser was an assistant coach under former Indiana assistant and player John Trask at the University of Illinois-Chicago during the 2005 season.
Presser is no stranger to coaching at Indiana. In 2003, he became the first undergraduate assistant coach for the squad. The 2003 team went on to win the first championship of back-to-back national title runs in 2003 and 2004.
In 2002, the Hoosier defense ranked 15th nationally in goals against average at 0.77 with Presser. The squad also notched eight shutouts. In all, Presser helped the IU program to a 70-18-3 record (.786), including three trips to the NCAA College Cup.
Presser was a three-year starter for the Hoosiers at the defensive midfield position. He earned All-Big Ten accolades in 2001 and 2002. In total, Presser started 67 games during his four-year career. The versatile player tallied 10 career points with two goals and six assists. His lone goal in the 2001 season proved to be the game-winner in the third round of the NCAA Tournament against Rutgers.
The Fort Wayne, Ind., native was the 1998 Indiana Player of the Year, a high school All-American and the Gatorade State Player of the Year as a senior at Canterbury High School. He led the Cavaliers to consecutive Indiana High School Athletic Association (IHSAA) State Championships.
Along with his exploits in the collegiate and prep ranks, Presser played professionally for the Kansas City Comets and the Chicago Storm of the Major Indoor Soccer League. He helped the Comets reach the final four in 2004.
In 2003, Presser graduated from Indiana with a bachelor's degree in management from the School of Public and Environmental Affairs (SPEA). He and his wife, Kristal, reside in Bloomington with their 11-month-old daughter, Ava.