This is Brian's second year coaching with Kokoro. Before coming to us he has built up his experience in many different places. He worked with College DIII volleyball for 11 years. He spent one year at Hamline University as the Assistant Varsity Head coach and the Junior Varsity head coach from the Fall of 1998 to Spring of 1999. After that, he was the Assistant Varsity Head coach and volunteer from Fall of 2000 to Spring of 2009 at Bethel University. During his years at Bethel, he also served as the League director for the Bethel summer leagues.
He has also put in a lot of time with other clubs before coming to Kokoro. He was the head coach for VSC of Blaine from fall 1996 to Spring 1997. He then went to Club Nike Heartland where he was a head coach and co-head coach from Fall of 1997 to Summer of 2000. From Fall of 2000 to the Summer of 2005 he was a head coach and co-head coach for Heartland Adidas Select. From Fall of 2005 to 2009 he coached for Crossfire and most recently was at Croix Attack/HVA where he was a head coach, board member, and program director.
During his years of coaching, he made it to the NCAA National Championship Tournament in 2001 and 2007. He had a MIAC Conference championship in 2001. He also had USAV Junior Olympic National Championship Tournament Appearances in 2000, 2001, 2002, 2003, and 2004.
His own playing experience includes the University of MN men's club team from 1995-1996 and the USAV men's team from 1996-2003.
Stillwater High School Graduate
B.A. in Speech Communications, University of Minnesota – Twin Cites
Operations Coordinator for the Center for Transportation Studies at the University of Minnesota
Something Fun About Brian
Lives in Hudson, WI with his family and two dogs, loves to bike, paddle-board and ice-fish.