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Butler Youth Soccer Camps
Butler Youth Soccer Camps

Butler Youth Soccer Camps

Staff

Paul Snape
Head Coach

- Entering 7th season as Butler Men’s Soccer Head Coach.
- Coach Snape and his staff were named 2016 Great Lakes Regional Coaching Staff of the Year.
- Led Butler Men’s Soccer to the 2016 Big East Conference Championship.
- Snape holds a National “A” Coaching License from the United State Soccer Federation, and he’s a member of the National Soccer Coaches Association of America
- Prior to Butler, spent eight seasons at The University of Michigan as the Associate Head Coach (2003-2011).
- Helped Michigan to the 2010 Final Four College Cup and four overall NCAA Tournament appearances.
- Playing Experience: A 4-year starter and 2-time Captain for Oakland University. He was a three-time Mid-Continent Conference first team All-League selection and a three-time All-Region performer. Also Captained the Michigan Bucks in the PDL for 7 seasons, leading them to 5 division titles.
- Snape is originally from Liverpool, England, and played for the Liverpool FC Youth Academy & Reserve team (Premier League)


Adam Bruh
Assistant Coach

- Entering 7th season as Butler Men’s Soccer Assistant Coach.
- Prior to Butler, member of University of Michigan staff that went to 2010 College Cup.
- Former head coach for Indiana Fire & Albertson Soccer club in the US Soccer Development Academy.
- Former head coach for Albertson in the ECNL.
- Playing Experience: University of Michigan Captain (2005) and all time single season and career assist leader.


Jason Perry
Assistant Coach

- Entering  6th season as Butler Men’s Soccer Assistant Coach.
- Prior to Butler, was an Assistant Coach for Oakland University for three seasons.
- Former Head Coach for Indiana Fire and Assistant Coach for Michigan Wolves, both in the US Soccer Development Academy.
- Former Executive Director, Director of Coach and Player Development with the Flower City Soccer League in Rochester, N.Y.
- Playing Experience: a 2003 All-American at Oakland University. Drafted by the LA Galaxy in 2004. Played a combined 4 seasons professionally for the Galaxy, and Syracuse & Rochester, both of the USL.


Fabian Knopfler
Volunteer Assistant Coach

- Entering his 3rd season as a Butler Men’s Soccer Assistant Coach in charge of the Goalkeepers.
- Head Goalkeeping Coach at Zionsville Youth Soccer Academy.
- Playing Experience: Helped the Butler Bulldogs win back to back Horizon League Championships (2009, 2010). Prior to Butler, played for VfB Stuttgart, a youth academy team of Bundesliga professional club. Made multiple appearances for the u15 and u16 German National Teams.


John Higgins

  • University of Indianapolis Head Coach from 2010 – present.
  • 2013 GLVC Coach of the Year.
  • In 2014, The University of Indianapolis won its first ever GLVC Championship.
  • 3 years as Indiana Fire Development Academy Head Coach and current Director of Coaching at St. Francis Soccer Club.

Geoff Mahan

  • Elementary Teacher, Speedway Schools
  • President St. Francis Soccer Club
  • National Youth License
  • Back-to-back final four State Cups 2013-2014
  • High School District Coach of the Year
     

Brandon Kim

  • Played at Carmel High School and University of Southern Indiana
  • Coach on the Girls Side at Indiana Fire Juniors from 2012 – present
  • Current Coach for Girls Varsity team at Park Tudor
  • Holds USSF C License
     

 


Chris Grassie

  • Current Coach at University of Charleston (WV)
  • Charleston were the 2014 National Runner-Up in Division 2 after completing an undefeated regular season for the first time in program history.
  • MEC Coach of the Year in 2012 and 2014
  • Assistant Coach with Paul Snape on the University of Michigan staff in 2010 that went to a Final 4.

Joe Sochaki

  • Butler University Men’s Soccer Staff Member (Assistant and Head Coach) from 1996 – 2006.
  • Indiana Fire Development Academy Director from 2007 – 2012
  • Current Indiana Fire Juniors ECNL Director
  • Holds USSF A License

     

Andy Swift

  • Current Director of Goalkeeping Coach at Indiana Fire Juniors
  • Former Assistant Coach at Marian University
  • Also worked as an Assistant Coach at Jacksonville State & the University of Akron.

     

Molly Lear

  • Starting midfielder at University of Evansville, Missouri Valley Champions in 2015 & finalists 2016.
  • Coaches at Sporting Indiana FC in Evansville during the spring
  • Traveled to Uganda to coach with different schools across the Field of Dreams Uganda


     

Kristin Cooley

  • Coaches at Zionsville High School & Indiana Fire Juniors.
  • Holds USSF “C” License
  • Played for FC Indiana, Illinois State University & trained with Haiti’s National Team

The Butler University men’s soccer coaching staff will lead all functions and organization of the camp. Assisting with the Butler staff will be a highly qualified group of club coaches, high school coaches, and other various college coaches.