University of Akron (22-0-0)
Porter spent two of his six seasons as the Hoosiers’ assistant coach under former IU coach Mike Freitag. During Porter’s time as an assistant, the team went 98-25-14 with four College Cups appearances, two Big Ten tournament Championships and a national title in 2003.
As a player, Porter played at midfield and finished as runner-up for the Herman trophy in his senior season, which is awarded to the nation’s best soccer player.
Porter is Akron’s sixth head coach. Akron was seeded No. 1 to begin the NCAA tournament and will play in the quarterfinals of the NCAA Tournament on Dec. 5.
A year ago, Akron awarded Porter a five-year contract extension that will last through the 2014 season.
Todd Yeagley University of Wisconsin
Todd Yeagley, son of legendary former IU coach Jerry Yeagley, spent 10 seasons as a player and assistant coach for IU.
He played seven years as a professional before becoming a Hoosier assistant coach in 2003. IU won two national championships with a combined record of 36-7-6 in his first two years as an assistant.
The Hoosiers advanced to the NCAA tournament in each of Yeagley’s 10 seasons and won six Big Ten regular season titles. Along with Freitag, Yeagley helped coach nine NSCAA/adidas All-Americans and one Hermann Trophy award winner.
Nine of his players were also drafted into MLS soccer clubs. Yeagley compiled a
166-40-30 record at IU.
Yeagley recently completed his first season as Wisconsin coach and recorded a 7-9-2 mark.
Brian Maisonneuve University of Louisville
Maisonneuve started every game of his career in an IU jersey between 1990-1994. Recipient of the 1994 Hermann Trophy, Maisonneuve had 44 goals and 22 assists in his career.
He was named an All-American and Big Ten Player of the Year in his last two seasons.
Before becoming an assistant at Louisville, Maisonneuve played for the U.S. National Team. He competed in the 1996 Olympic Games and 1998 FIFA World Cup.
From 1996-2004, he played for the MLS’s Columbus Crew. He later coached the U.S. 17-and-under and 20-and-under national teams.