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Daniel Brizard named IU women's soccer assistant coach


IU celebrates after Maya Piper scores a goal in the first minute against Northwestern on Sept. 28, 2017, at Bill Armstrong Stadium. The Hoosiers begin their 2018 season on Friday, August 17 in Bloomington. Bobby Goddin

On Tuesday, IU women’s soccer Coach Amy Berbary announced the hiring of Daniel Brizard as the team's new assistant coach.

Brizard will replace Sergio Gonzalez, who joined the Ohio State men’s soccer team as its new assistant coach.

“I am honored and excited to be joining the Indiana Women’s Soccer program,” Brizard said in a press release. “I am looking forward to helping the coaches build upon the solid foundation they have established on the field and in the classroom, and to start achieving the goals they have set for the future. It’s an exciting time to be a Hoosier and I can’t wait to get started.”

Last season, Brizard was a volunteer assistant with LSU and previously spent three seasons with Rhode Island as an assistant. With LSU, he worked with the goalkeepers, scouting and team video. He was also responsible for team recovery and heart rate monitoring. 

Brizard was the head coach at Tennessee Tech from 2010-13. 

He’s also been with the Olympic Development Program since 1994, and served as the goalkeeping director for Rhode Island ODP from 2015-17 and as Region 1 coach from 2014-17. Brizard was also a head coach for the Tennessee ODP from 2010-13. 

He has also spent time as an assistant coach at Florida International, the University of South Alabama and the University of Missouri-St. Louis. 

“After an extremely thorough and specific search, Daniel was undoubtedly the right fit for my staff and this program,” Berbary said in the press release. “He has an extensive background at all levels of the game, including an incredible record teaching, training and producing goalkeepers. We are so excited to welcome him and his family to the amazing Bloomington community.”

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