College Coaching Moves: Maisonneuve headed back to Columbus as Ohio State men's coach

Former U.S. World Cup player Brian Maisonneuve is returning to Columbus, where he played nine seasons for the Crew, as the men's head coach at Ohio State, succeeding John Bluem, who retired.

Maisonneuve has been an assistant at Indiana under former Hoosier and Crew teammate Todd Yeagley for the past nine years. Prior to his return to Bloomington, Maisonneuve was on staff at the University of Louisville for two years (2008-09). Before that, he spent four years as an assistant coach with the U.S. U-17s in residency in Florida. He also served as an assistant coach for the U.S. U-20s in 2007.

Maisonneuve spent MLS's first nine seasons with the Crew. He played on the 1996 U.S. Olympic team, scoring two goals, and 1998 World Cup team for which he started two games in France.

“We are fortunate to add Brian Maisonneuve to our outstanding lineup of head coaches,” said Gene Smith, Ohio State's director of athletics. “He has competed at a high level and coached in one of the most successful collegiate programs nationally. We look forward to the opportunities our student-athletes will have under Brian’s direction.”
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