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Handicapping the Indiana coaching sweepstakes
by Paul Kennedy, December 3rd, 2009 8:45AM
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[INDIANA UNIVERSITY]A day after Mike Freitag was ousted as the head of the Indiana men's soccer program, speculation began about a replacement. Athletics Director Fred Glasssaid he was interested in getting an alumnus of IU soccer to replace Freitag. Here's a look at the leading candidates ...

CALEB PORTER (Akron head coach, IU '95-98).Porter left IU after the 2005 season to take the Akron job. The Zips are 22-0-0 and one win away from tying Indiana's record win streak in a single season. Porter was the recruiting coordinator at IU, and his prowess on the recruiting trail has helped attract many of the top American players to Akron.

Porter, whose name has been mentioned as a possible candidate for the D.C. United head coaching position, would be the overwhelming No. 1 choice to replace Freitag if only he was available. He was rewarded for his success earlier this year with a new five-year contract through 2014.

(A long-term contract extension didn't prevent Porter's predecessor, Ken Lolla, from leaving Akron. Lolla signed a six-year contract with Akron the same year he left for Louisville.)

TODD YEAGLEY (Wisconsin head coach, IU '91-94).Son of legendary IU coach Jerry Yeagley, Todd recently completed his first season as Wisconsin head coach.

One of only two four-time All-Americans in Indiana history, Yeagley didn't win a national championship during his stay at IU but did win the MAC Award in 1994. Yeagley joined the IU staff in 2003 after spending seven years with MLS's Columbus Crew.

Todd's selection as Freitag's replacement would support conspiracy theorists who have argued that his father still pulls the strings of the Hoosier program. (Freitag acknowledged a falling out with Yeagley Sr.)

JOHN TRASK (UIC head coach, IU '84-87).Another former IU player and assistant coach, Trask led UIC to back-to-back Sweet 16 finishes in 2007 and 2008. After spending nine years (1991-99) as an assistant under Jerry Yeagley at IU, he went to work in MLS as an assistant  coach, first at Miami and then D.C, United.

Trask is the only candidate with MLS coaching experience. (Todd Yeagley worked briefly in the Crew's front office.)

MIKE GETMAN (UAB head coach, IU '79-82).Getman has been the Blazer's head coach for 18 years, guiding them to five NCAA Tournament appearances and five conference titles. That's not exactly an overwhelming case for the IU job, though he did take over a program mired in mediocrity.

Getman was also granted a long-term contract, running through Dec. 31, 2012.

BRIAN MAISONNEUVE (Louisville assistant coach, IU '91-94).In Maisonneuve's senior year, he won the Herman Trophy, while Todd Yeagley won the MAC Award. Like Yeagley, he joined the Columbus Crew for the inaugural MLS season.

Maisonneuve, who played in the 1996 Olympics and 1998 World Cup, joined the U.S. U-17 national team coaching staff in 2005 after retiring from the Crew. He joined Lolla at Louisville in April 2008.

As the only one of the candidates who is an assistant coach and the only one who hasn't worked as a coach at IU, he'd be viewed as a longshot to get the IU head job.






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