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University of the Ozarks

University of the Ozarks Athletics
415 N College Avenue Clarksville, AR 72830
Division 3 Arkansas South
Private Very Small National competitor

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Aaron Brueckner

Aaron Brueckner enters his fifth season as head coach. In his first season as head coach, Brueckner led the program to the post-season.


At Ozarks


In 2019, posted the most overall and conference wins since the 2009 season


Has guided the program to four straight American Southwest Conference Championship Tournaments


Had one player named to the USC All-Region Team (2019)


Had 2019 ASC Offensive Freshman of the Year and Defensive Freshman of the Year


Seven players earned All-Conference (2019)


2019 team had nine players on the Academic All-Conference Team


One player named to the USC Scholar All-Region Team


Led the team to the semi-finals of the American Southwest Conference Championship Tournament in 2017 and 2019


One player signed professional contract following 2018 season


Had one player named an Academic All-American (2018)


Placed 15 players on ASC All-Academic Team (2018)


One player named the ASC Distinguished Scholar Athlete (2018)


Seven players named to the ASC All-Conference Team (2018)


Program honored with United Soccer Coaches Team Academic Award (2018)


Team ranked 2nd in ASC in shots and points and third in goals (2018)


Six of his players earned All-Conference (2017)


Had 11 players on the ASC All-Academic Team (2017)


Has had a combined four players on the United Soccer Coaches Scholar All-South Region Team


Team ranked third in the ASC in assists (2017)


Posted seven shutouts (2017)


Led team to the American Southwest Conference Championship Tournament in his first season (2016)


Posted highest overall winning percentage since 2009 in his first season (2016)


Tied for the most overall wins since 2009 in his first season (2016)


Seven players earned All-Conference honors (2016)


Placed ten players on ASC All-Academic Team (2016)


Assistant Coaching Experience


Paris Texas Junior College (2012-2016)


Recruiting Coordinator at Paris JC


Eight players earned All-Conference honors at Paris JC


Helped Paris JC finish 11-8-0 and advance to the semi-finals of the Region 14 post-season tournament (2015)


Helped Paris JC to an 8-7-1 record and a second-place finish within Region 14 in its inaugural season (2012)


University of the Ozarks (2010)


Two players earned Academic All-District honors and five more made the American Southwest Conference All-Academic Team at Ozarks (2010)


Collegiate Playing Career


University of the Ozarks (2006-2009), Defender


Helped program to four consecutive playoff appearances and one regular season championship


Collegiate Playing Accomplishments


NSCAA All-Region (2009)


All-Conference (2008, 2009)


ASC All-Tournament Team (2009)


Team Captain (2009)


Team Most Valuable Player (2009)


Professional Playing Career


Germany (SV Ostermunchen and DJK Rosenheim)


Camp Instructor


Oklahoma State University


University of the Ozarks


Coaching License


NSCAA National Diploma


D coaching license from the United States Soccer Federation


Education


Bachelor's degree from University of the Ozarks in Kinesiology (2010)


Hometown


Allen, Texas

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Stewart Mena

Former Ozarks soccer standout Stewart Mena enters his first season as the assistant coach.


At Ozarks


First season as Assistant Coach (2021 spring season)


Assistant Coaching Experience


Volunteer Assistant Coach at Ozarks (2019)


Student Assistant Coach at Ozarks (2018)


Collegiate Playing Career


University of the Ozarks (2015-2016), Midfielder


Collegiate Playing Accomplishments


All-Conference Second Team (2015)


All-Conference Second Team (2016)


Scored eight career goals and recorded six career assists


Helped team win 17 games over two seasons


Education


Bachelor's degree from University of the Ozarks in general studies (2019)


Hometown


Columbia

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