The Wake Forest men's soccer coaching staff of Bobby Muuss, Steve Armas, Dane Brenner and Matt Poplawski was named United Soccer Coaches South Region Staff of the Year.
Jon Bakero was named ACC Offensive Player of the Year, Kevin Politz earned Defensive Player of the Year and Bobby Muuss was picked as Coach of the Year.
Wake Forest men’s soccer coaching staff has been named NSCAA South Region Staff of the Year.
Wake Forest men's soccer assistant coach Dane Brenner was named the NSCAA's Glenn
Men's soccer assistant coach Dane Brenner was named the NSCAA South Region's Assistant Coach of the Year on Thursday.
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Dane Brenner is in his sixth season with the Wake Forest men's soccer program in 2016 after being hired onto the staff prior to the 2011 season.
In 2015, Brenner helped guide Wake Forest to one of the best seasons in program history to date as the Deacs went 17-3-2, earned the No. 1 overall seed in the NCAA Tournament and made a run to the Elite Eight. After the season, Brenner was named the NSCAA's Glenn "Mooch" Myernick National Assistant Coach of the Year and the organization's South Region Assistant Coach of the Year.
At Wake Forest, Brenner works primarily with the team's defensive unit and goalkeepers while also serving as the program's recruiting coordinator. In 2015, Wake Forest allowed just 13 goals on the campaign, which tied for the lowest goals against total in Wake Forest history. Brenner also helped Alec Ferrell to his best season as a Demon Deacon thus far, as Ferrell finished with eight shutouts and a 0.66 goals against average. Most of the season, Ferrell flirted with Brian Edwards' 2007 record of a 0.50 goals against average, but ultimately came up a bit short. Overall in 2015, Wake Forest posted a 0.58 GAA, which came just 0.06 off the record of 0.52, set in 2007.
Before joining the Demon Deacons, Brenner served as an assistant coach at Connecticut for four years. During his time with the Huskies, the program posted at 54-14-17 record. While at UConn, Brenner aided the development of Josh Ford, an All-American and All-BIG EAST goalkeeper for the Huskies. Ford ultimately recorded 50 shutouts and was selected No. 11 overall in the 2011 MLS SuperDraft by Seattle Sounders FC.
While at UConn, Brenner also worked with student-athletes on and off the field, as well as assisting in ticket sales with local youth clubs, team travel and game promotions. He also helped with goalkeeper training after a successful Division I collegiate career at South Florida.
All in all, Brenner's teams in nine seasons as an assistant coach at Wake Forest and Connecticut have never missed the NCAA Tournament. His best runs in the tournament came in Elite Eight runs in 2007 and 2015 and Sweet 16 appearances in 2008 and 2013.
Brenner graduated from South Florida in 2006 and went on trial with the Chicago Fire in the spring of 2007. At USF, he was a four-year starter and a three-time captain for the Bulls. Brenner was chosen as an All-Conference USA goalkeeper in 2004 and led USF to the BIG EAST regular season championship title in 2005 in the Bulls' first year in the conference.
Brenner posted a career-best 0.80 GAA in 2006 with 74 saves while ranking NO. 24 in the nation in save percentage (.822). In 2005, he started and played in a career-best 20 games and recorded a 1.36 GAA while notching a 13-6-1 record.
During the 2004 season, Brenner was named to the CoSIDA Academic All-District Third Team and earned a spot on the All-Conference USA Second Team.
A native of High Point, North Carolina, Brenner played club for the PSA Stars before playing at South Florida. He graduated in 2006 with a degree in Sociology.
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