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Indiana women’s soccer team hires Bri Young as assistant coach

BLOOMINGTON, Ind. (Via Indiana University) – Indiana Women’s Soccer Head Coach Erwin van Bennekom today announced the hiring of Bri Young as assistant coach. Young comes to Indiana after three seasons as an assistant at the University of Kansas.

“Bri is one of the best young coaches in the game and we are very excited to have her on board,” said van Bennekom. “The Indiana Women’s Soccer program just got a lot better. She’s played for some of the best club and college coaches in the country and has worked with some of the top soccer minds in the game. Bri is professional, personable and her attention to detail, competitiveness, high standards and pure love for the game is unmatched.”

Young helped lead the Jayhawks to the Second Round of the NCAA Tournament in two of her three seasons in Lawrence, including a 2018 campaign that saw Kansas finish the year 12-6-3, tied for the sixth-most wins in program history.

Young coached a pair of All-Big 12 and United Soccer Coaches All-Region selections in forwards Grace Hagan and Katie McClure. Under Young’s tutelage, Hagan concluded her impressive Jayhawk career with 25 goals, the fifth-most in program history. In 2018, McClure netted 11 goals, tied for fifth-most in the Kansas record books.

“I’m so excited to be at Indiana,” said Young. “Erwin is an amazing coach with so much knowledge and I can’t wait to learn from him. Indiana is everything a soccer player would want in a school and I am grateful to the university for this opportunity. It’s a beautiful campus filled with so much history and resources, the facilities are top of the line and the support around student athletes is second to none. It’s a place where we can truly be successful and I can’t wait to get started.”

Prior to joining the Jayhawks, Young spent three seasons at Texas Tech, serving as director of operations and volunteer assistant coach. As a member of the coaching staff, Young helped lead Texas Tech to two of its best campaigns in program history, as well as three NCAA Tournament berths, including the program’s first ever berth to the Round of 16 in 2014. The following season, Texas Tech clinched its first Big 12 Tournament Title.

Young began her coaching career by serving on the staff at Chaparral High School (Colo.), as well as three different staffs within Real Colorado, one of the premier youth clubs in the nation.

The Castle Pines North, Colo. native had a decorated playing career at Texas A&M, where she was a two-time All-American and a member of the 2011 MAC Hermann Trophy Watch List. In addition, she twice earned All-Big 12 accolades was named Academic All-Big 12 First Team in 2011.

In addition to her success with Texas A&M, Young had impressive showings with both the U.S. U-23 National Team and the U-20 squad as she represented both internationally.

Young graduated from Texas A&M in 2011 with a degree in sports management and recently earned her MBA from Kansas.

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