New Coach Envisions Gophers Reaching 'New Heights'
TOWSON, Md. — Bryan Laut, who spent the past six seasons on the coaching staff at Lafayette College, today was named head men's soccer coach at Goucher College.
The announcement was made by athletic director Geoffrey Miller, who referred to Laut as "somebody who believes in the well-rounded student-athlete and somebody who I feel confident will get the most out of a player's abilities, both on and off the field."
Laut is a 2000 graduate of Assumption College and is working toward a master's degree in sports management with a concentration in intercollegiate athletic administration. He launched his coaching career at Assumption, serving one season as an assistant on the men's soccer staff before being elevated to head coach in 2001.
Laut moved up to the Division I ranks in 2004 and was promoted to assistant head coach/recruiting coordinator at Lafayette after two seasons. The Leopards went 64-32-17 during the six seasons he was on the coaching staff and were Patriot League champions in 2005.
"I am extremely excited to be appointed the next head men's soccer coach at Goucher College," Laut, who will also serve as the athletic department's academic coordinator, said. "I see this as a wonderful opportunity. Goucher College provides its students the opportunity to grow and learn through both classroom and life experiences. I am looking toward enhancing our student-athletes' educational experience by taking the men's soccer program to new heights.
"I am confident that our program's calling marks of hard work, determination and passion will lead us to our goal of becoming Landmark Conference champions and look forward to working with the student-athletes in making this happen."
Laut is only the fifth head coach in the history of Goucher's men's soccer program, which dates back to 1989. He succeeds Gary Dunda, who resigned in May after nine seasons to become the head coach at Geneva College.