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
Todd Yeagley takes Indiana coaching job
December 18th, 2009 6:36PM

MOST READ

MOST COMMENTED

Todd Yeagley, son of legendary Indiana coach Jerry Yeagley, is headed back to Bloomington to take over as the coach of the Hoosiers' men's program. The move comes a year after he took the University of Wisconsin head coaching job and follows the exit of Mike Freitag, who served as IU coach for six seasons, following Jerry Yeagley's retirement after 31 years as a varsity sport.

Todd Yeagley recently completed his first season as Wisconsin head coach. After a slow start, the Badgers knocked off three Big Ten opponents who made the NCAA Tournament: Northwestern, Ohio State, and Michigan State.

"It is an honor to be selected to lead the Indiana University men's soccer program," Yeagley said. "Suzy and I are excited to return to our beloved alma mater and raise our three boys in a wonderful college town. I would like to thank the University of Wisconsin for the opportunity to coach at such a fine institution and athletics department. Indiana University is the gold standard for college soccer and I am looking forward to building upon our rich standard of excellence."

Yeagley will receive the same compensation package enjoyed by Freitag, including a base salary of $96,635.

"Todd Yeagley is a noted recruiter and motivator who has the maturity, presence, and experience to successfully lead the nation's premier college soccer program," said Director of Athletics Fred Glass. "Coach Yeagley was a legendary player and is an experienced Big Ten coach, and last season he guided Wisconsin to substantial improvement in conference play in his first year in Madison. Todd Yeagley is the complete package and I am thrilled to welcome him back to Bloomington."

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 supports conspiracy theorists who have argued that his father still pulls the strings of the Hoosier program. (Freitag acknowledged a falling out with Yeagley Sr.)

"All three candidates were outstanding and each of them would have been an exceptional head coach at Indiana," Glass said without revealing the other two finalists. "In the final analysis, Todd emerged as the preferred candidate among excellent candidates."



No comments yet.

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




AUTHORS

ARCHIVES
FOLLOW SOCCERAMERICA

Recent Soccer America Daily
Where to Watch European Soccer    
Here are 329 places Soccer America readers recommend where you should go to watch soccer for ...
Mario Goetze's beautiful backward nutmeg on Brecko    
[VIDEO PICK: Skills] Mario Goetze, Germany's World Cup final hero, not only has a nose for ...
This season's most amazing free kick so far    
[VIDEO PICK: Golazo] You can hardly blame Hamburg SV goalkeeper Jaroslav Drobny for remaining rooted to ...
Soccer America Power Rankings    
[MLS: Week 29] Robbie Keane ran wild in the major-market matchup of Designated Players to keep ...
What They're Saying: Landon Donovan    
"I've always tried to be a guy who makes the right play in front of the ...
Onus on Cavani for PSG against Barcelona    
[UCL: Three Games to Watch] Paris St. Germain-Barcelona is the marquee match of Matchday 2 in ...
What They're Saying: Paul McGinley    
"I bounced ideas off him all week, he didn't preach to me, he didn't tell me ...
MLS's nouveau riche dominate millionaire club    
[MAKING A LIST] Big money has been flowing into Major League Soccer. Of the 15 players ...
USA and Brazil to play U-23 match in Brasilia    
[DATEBOOK] The U.S. World Cup team never got to Brasilia, falling in the round of 16 ...
Report: Chivas USA set to go on hiatus after 2014 season    
[MLS SPOTLIGHT] The news should come as no surprise. Chivas USA, sold back to MLS by ...
>> Soccer America Daily Archives