Wisconsin mens soccer head coach staffid=1074"> --> Todd Yeagley completed the first addition to his new coaching staff Wednesday, announcing the hiring of Keith Tiemeyer as an assistant for the Badgers program.
Tiemeyer comes to Madison following a two-year stint as head coach at Regis University, his alma mater. In two seasons, Tiemeyer guided Regis, an NCAA Division II institution in Denver, Colo., to a 19-15-3 record.
I feel fortunate to have brought in a coach with the experience and abilities that coach Tiemeyer will bring to our soccer program, Yeagley said. Keith is a fantastic coach and wonderful individual, and I look forward to working with him as we strive for championships at the University of Wisconsin.
After graduating from Regis with a bachelors degree in business administration and finance in 1991, Tiemeyer became involved in the Colorado State Youth Soccer Association and eventually served as a coach and evaluator for the states Olympic Development Program from 1998 to 2002.
Tiemeyer also served as an assistant coach at the University of Denver before joining the Regis staff as an assistant in 2006. He then took over as head coach in 2007 and guided the Rangers to an 11-7-1 record to match the best mark in school history. That included a 9-4-1 record in Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference play.
His 2008 squad went 8-8-2 overall, including a 7-5-2 mark in league play.
The biggest draw for me was the opportunity to work with coach Yeagley, said Tiemeyer, who has previously worked with Yeagley as a counselor at Indiana University soccer camps. I have known Todd for 15 years, and his experience as a player and a coach are second-to-none.
Im thrilled to have the opportunity to work with someone who has the energy that Todd brings to a program.
The move to the UW also is a return to the Division I ranks for Tiemeyer, who assisted at Denver from 1994 to 1999 and saw the Pioneers compile a 53-47-8 record over that span as the program made the transition to the NCAAs top level.
The UW is an unbelievable school when you look at its academic profile, Tiemeyer said. Add in the fact that it puts me back in Division I, and in a premier conference like the Big Ten, and the job presents a terrific opportunity for me.
National championships have and can be won at Wisconsin, and thats something that Todd and I are excited to continue to push toward.