Butler Completes Men’s Soccer Coaching Staff

INDIANAPOLIS, IND. -- New Butler men’s soccer coach Paul Snape completed his staff with the addition of three assistant coaches, including a colleague from Michigan and a couple of familiar faces to the Bulldogs.

Joining Snape, the former Michigan associate head coach who was named Butler’s head coach in January, are Adam Bruh, Bryce Cooper and Mike Sanich.  Bruh spent last season on the men’s soccer staff at Michigan, while Cooper was an assistant coach with the Bulldogs.  Sanich served on the men’s soccer staff at Butler in 2004.

Bruh, a former standout player for the Wolverines, served as a volunteer assistant coach at Michigan last fall.  He was a four-year letterwinner for the Wolverines and finished his career as the school’s all-time leader in assists.  He was a starter on Michigan’s Elite Eight squad in 2003, and he served as a team captain during his senior season.  In addition to work at Michigan last fall, Bruh has served as a youth coach with the Albertson Soccer Club in New York.  He’ll assist Snape in all aspects of the program, with a focus on recruiting.

Cooper has been on Butler’s staff for the past two seasons, helping the Bulldogs to a 30-4-5 record, two Horizon League championships and a pair of trips to the NCAA Tournament.  He’s a former Roncalli High School head coach, and he’s coached club teams in Evansville, Greenwood and Noblesville.  He’s also been active in the Indiana ODP and currently serves as the Indiana Boys 97 ODP head coach.  Cooper was a member of the men’s soccer team at Southern Indiana, helping the program to three conference tournament appearances.  He’ll continue as the team’s primary fitness trainer, while assisting in other team duties.

Sanich, one of the most respected goalkeeper coaches in the Midwest, is rejoining the Bulldogs as a volunteer assistant and goalkeeper coach.  He served in that position in 2004 and helped the Bulldogs field one of the top defensive units in the Horizon League.  The 2004 Bulldogs set a school record for fewest goals allowed, a mark that has been broken in recent years.  Sanich currently serves as the director of coaching for the junior boys division at Carmel United Soccer Club.