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Ben Brewster promoted to UMass associate head coach

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AMHERST, Mass. (Via UMass) – University of Massachusetts men’s soccer head coach Fran O’Leary has announced the promotion of Ben Brewster to Associate Head Coach on Wednesday morning.

Brewster spent the previous two seasons under O’Leary as an assistant coach after joining the staff prior to the 2017 campaign.

Brewster (Cape Elizabeth, Maine) will enter his third season at UMass in 2019 after arriving in Amherst for the 2017 season when the Minutemen became the first team to claim both the regular season and tournament Atlantic 10 titles in the same season since 1991. The squad saw a steady improvement both offensively and defensively in Brewster’s first season, scoring 43 goals while allowing under a goal per contest at 0.97 to finish with a 15-4-3 overall record. In his second season in 2018, the Minutemen qualified once again for the A-10 Tournament to mark the fourth-straight appearance for just the second time in program history as UMass seeks to make it to their fifth consecutive league tournament for the first time in program history.

Brewster played collegiately under O’Leary at Bowdoin College, where he was a two-year captain and capped off his senior season by being named a NSCAA First-Team All-American in 2013 after earning both all-region and all-conference first-team honors in his final two seasons. Brewster helped Bowdoin advance to the Division III Final Four in San Antonio, Texas before beginning his professional career. Professionally, Brewster spent time with the Seacoast United Phantoms of the Premier Development League before signing with the Tulsa Roughnecks of the United Soccer League in 2015 followed by a stint with San Francisco FC in 2016-17.

The Minutemen have two games remaining on their spring schedule as they are set to host Boston University on Saturday at McGuirk Alumni Stadium at 3 p.m.

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