RCTC Hires New Soccer Coach
RCTC is proud to announce that Bryan Weiss will begin his first season as the Head Coach of the RCTC Women’s Soccer team in the Fall of 2018.
Weiss has over 20 years of coaching experience, including most recently serving as a head coach of girls’ competitive club teams for the Rochester Youth Soccer Association, one of the largest youth soccer associations in Minnesota. To add to his Rochester connection, he has coached at Mayo High School, Century High School, and Crossroads College, and currently serves on the boards of directors for the Rochester Amateur Sports Commission and the Southern Minnesota Adult Soccer Association.
RCTC Athletic Director, Mike Lester says, “We are thrilled to have someone with Coach Weiss’ passion for the sport, and his dedication to his student-athletes, take over our women’s soccer program. As only the second coach in program history, Coach Weiss inherits a program with a tradition of success under 19-year veteran coach Deb Hare. These are tremendous shoes to fill, and I believe Coach Weiss is ready to continue and build upon the tradition and success of RCTC Women’s Soccer”.
Weiss also has collegiate experience, with Judson College and Briar Cliff University. During his last season as the head coach of the Judson College women’s soccer team his team ranked fourth in the national rankings, and qualified for the national tournament. This team featured one All-American, two second-team All-Americans, and six national players of the week.
Additionally, Weiss has held several college leadership positions: teaching sports management and physical education courses, and serving as a faculty sponsor for student organizations, including, Fellowship of Christian Athletes, Sports Management Society, and the Athletic Board.
“My family and I are thrilled to become members of the Yellowjacket community. I look forward to leading the women’s soccer program in a way that reflects the tradition of excellence at RCTC,” stated Weiss.
Weiss graduated in 2002 from Briar Cliff University and earned his Master’s Degree from United States Sports Academy in 2008. He resides in Rochester, Minn., with his wife Kim and their two children Kaitlyn (15) and Charlie (3).