Kevin Brenner Tabbed Interim Head Men's Soccer Coach
Haverford College Director of Athletics Danielle Lynch has announced the appointment of Kevin Brenner as Interim Head Coach of the men's soccer program.
Brenner comes to Haverford after spending the last year and half at Philadelphia's Division I La Salle University as an assistant coach, helping the Explorers to an Atlantic 10 playoff berth in 2022. At La Salle, Brenner assisted with all aspects of the program including day-to-day operations, training sessions, and recruiting.
"I am excited to have Kevin lead our men through our non-traditional season. Kevin comes with extensive coaching experience across all NCAA divisions serving on NCAA national men's soccer committee in 2018, 2019, and 2021," Lynch said. "Kevin is specifically focused on the unique and storied culture of Haverford men's soccer and contributing to its legacy."
With over 18 years of coaching experience at all three division levels in college athletics. Brenner was the head coach right up the road at Eastern University, leading the Eagles to a 2-2 record in the COVID-shortened 2021 spring season before finishing 10-5-2 in the fall while increasing the roster to 50 players and instilling the program's first ever JV team.
"I am truly honored to accept the position of interim head men's soccer coach at Haverford College. Thank you to Danielle Lynch for entrusting me this spring guide this program, while believing in me as a person and coach, I am truly grateful." He continued, " I am excited to begin a new era of Haverford men's soccer while honoring its rich history of success on and off the field, and am thrilled to be given the opportunity to become a part of such a prestigious college program."
Brenner added, "I am looking forward to instilling a new culture and core values this spring with the players and staff. I am thrilled to continue to develop and learn from such a successful athletics department, and to interact and work with our amazing student-athletes."
In 2021, Eastern celebrated its second-best start in program history at 7-1-2 and earned a national ranking as high as 17th in the country during the fall campaign.
Prior to his stint at Eastern, Brenner turned around a struggling Elmira College program in just three years. The Soaring Eagles won nine games in 2019, marking the fourth best season in school history, as the team advanced to the Empire 8 Semifinals for only the sixth time in school history, while a program-record eight players were All-Conference selection and 26 players made the Dean's list in his final season there.
Brenner came to Elmira after two successful years as a head coach at Division II Lake Erie College, and stints as an assistant at the University of Buffalo (Division I), Canisius College (Division I), and Buffalo State (Division III). He played collegiately at Buffalo State.
After graduating from Buffalo State with a bachelor's degree in business management and a masters degree in applied economics, Brenner was signed by Queen City Football Club of the National Premier Soccer League (NPSL), where he played professionally from 2006-2008.
A member of the United Soccer Coaches Association, Brenner holds two USSF Licenses, while completing his USC Advanced Regional, National Diploma, Advance National and Premier Diplomas. He holds a NSCAA (now United Soccer Coaches) Premier Diploma.
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