Maisonneuve Promoted to Associate Head Coach
July 22, 2013
BLOOMINGTON, Ind. - Indiana men's soccer head coach Todd Yeagley announced today that Brian Maisonneuve has been elevated to associate head coach, effective immediately. Additionally, former Hoosier Kevin Robson has been added to the staff as a volunteer assistant coach.
Brian has played an instrumental role in helping our program compete at a championship level," Yeagley said. "He does an excellent job both on and off the field to help our student-athletes reach their goals. Both Brian and Ernie love IU Soccer and I can't thank them enough for all their passion and loyalty to build upon our proud tradition of excellence here at Indiana.
Maisonneuve is entering his fourth season at Indiana, joining Yeagley's staff as an assistant coach prior to the 2010 season. During that time he has helped guide Indiana to a Big Ten regular season title (2010) and NCAA Championship (2012).
Prior to returning to his alma mater in 2010, Maisonneuve spent two seasons as an assistant coach at Louisville, helping the Cardinals to a 24-11-4 overall record and 13-7-1 in Big East play with two NCAA Tournament appearances.
Before heading 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.
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.
Maisonneuve played at Indiana from 1991-94 alongside Yeagley, earning All-America honors in 1993 and 1994, and was the 1994 Hermann Trophy winner.
Robson returns to Bloomington after stints as both a player (2003-06) and student coach (2007). Robson was a member of the Hoosiers' 2003 and 2004 NCAA title teams and won Big Ten titles in 2003, 2004 and 2006. Robson led the Hoosiers in assists with six in 2006 and finished second in that category on the 2004 title team.
We are very excited to have Kevin return to IU to serve on our coaching staff," Yeagley said. "Kevin can light up a room with his enthusiasm and passion for IU Soccer. Kevin has a deep appreciation for what it means to wear the IU Jersey and I am excited to have him work with our team."
In his four-year career Robson tallied seven goals and 16 assists. Part of the strong Indiana-St. Louis soccer pipeline, Robson won the 2006 U-23 national title with Scott Gallagher Soccer Club and led Chaminade College Prep to back-to-back state titles in 2001 and 2002.
While working in the private sector in Denver, Robson spent 2009-10 as head coach of Real Colorado U-18 Boys. In 2001 he was assistant coach for the real Colorado Foxes PDL team, and from 2011-13 was head coach of Real Colorado U-14 Boys.
" I am very thrilled and honored to be heading back to Indiana University," Robson said. "Getting the chance to learn from established coaches such as Todd, Brian, and Ernie is an opportunity I can't wait to have. Bloomington is a very special place with a great soccer tradition and great people. I feel very fortunate to be a part of this program and I look forward to working with the staff and players as we continue to strive for more championships."
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