Join Now | 
HomeAboutContact UsPrivacy & SecurityAdvertise
Soccer America DailySpecial EditionAround The NetSoccer Business InsiderCollege Soccer ReporterYouth Soccer ReporterSoccer on TVSoccer America Classifieds
Paul Gardner: SoccerTalkSoccer America ConfidentialYouth Soccer InsiderWorld Cup Watch
RSS FeedsArchivesManage SubscriptionsSubscribe
Order Current IssueSubscribeManage My SubscriptionRenew My SubscriptionGift Subscription
My AccountJoin Now
Tournament CalendarCamps & AcademiesSoccer GlossaryClassifieds
Bradley's DeRose named Men's Coach of the Year
December 21st, 2007 8AM

MOST READ

MOST COMMENTED

There was nothing in any coaching manual that could have prepared Bradley men's coach Jim DeRose for the 2007 season.

On the eve of preseason practice, Bradley player Danny Dahlquist, whose father Craig is an assistant athletic director at the university, died of carbon monoxide poisoning in a house fire set after a prank went awry. Three of his roommates, all Bradley teammates, were charged with arson.

Soccer, says DeRose, became his players' two hours respite of refuge each day. No, the season wasn't fun, but the Braves thrived.

DeRose, Soccer America's 2007 Men's Coach of the Year, guided the Braves to their most successful season in the program's 21-year history.

Bradley made it all the way to the quarterfinals of the NCAA Division I Tournament in a remarkable postseason run that include winning a Missouri Valley title and upsetting former national champions Indiana and Maryland, all on the road.

In the Maryland game, the Braves came back from two goals down in the last three minutes of regulation to win in overtime.
Bradley finished with a school-record 16 wins in 2007.  



No comments yet.

Sign in to leave a comment. Don't have an account? Join Now




AUTHORS

ARCHIVES
FOLLOW SOCCERAMERICA

Recent College Soccer Reporter
Stolz gives Bruins solid platform to build upon    
[NORTH CAROLINA-UCLA: Men] German Leo Stolz, widely regarded as the top player in the men's ranks, ...
Waves' win significant for how they did it    
[PEPPERDINE-NORTH CAROLINA: Women] Pepperdine got a well-taken goal from Lynn Williams to break a scoreless deadlock ...
Soccer America Men's Top 25 Scoreboard    
[ROUNDUP: Sunday] No. 2 Notre Dame and No. 6 Georgetown played to a 0-0 tie on ...
Soccer America Women's Top 25 Scoreboard    
[ROUNDUP: Sunday] U.S. international Sam Mewis and Kodi Lavrusky scored second-half goals to lead No. 1 ...
Overflow crowd watches Cardinals triumph in new stadium    
[LOUISVILLE-MARYLAND: Men] Ken Lolla's 100th win at Louisville was a memorable one as the No. 9 ...
College soccer on the air    
[2014 SCHEDULE] On a brief Labor Day schedule, Baylor heads to BYU in women's action.
Bruins show resiliency after going behind early    
[WAKE FOREST-UCLA: Men] Goals by Andrew Tusaazemajja, transfer Larry Ndjock and freshman Seyi Adekoya gave No. ...
Tar Heel keepers stymie Bruins in stalement    
[UCLA-NORTH CAROLINA: Women] No. 1 UCLA showed off its defensive prowess, holding No. 9 North Carolina ...
Monogue's 'world-class' performance carries Aggies    
[TEXAS A&M-UCF: Women] Kelley Monogue scored two goals and one assist to lead No. 7 Texas ...
Soccer America Men's Top 25 Scoreboard    
[ROUNDUP: Friday] Defending champion Notre Dame opened its season with a 2-1 win over No. 11 ...
>> College Soccer Reporter Archives