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
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