Men's Soccer Adds Brendan Bourdage To Coaching Staff

March 26, 2010

SEATTLE - Washington head men's soccer coach Dean Wurzberger announced today he has added Brendan Bourdage to his coaching staff, joining recent hire Brandon Prideaux as an assistant coach.

Bourdage comes to Washington from Humboldt State University where he was the assistant coach for both the men's and women's soccer programs. He served as the goalkeeping coach there, training First Team All-California Collegiate Athletic Association goalkeeper Staci Self in 2006 for the women's team. He also oversaw the development of the men's goalkeeper, Drew Ryan, who was named 2008 First Team All-CCAA and Second Team All-Far West.

In 2005, Bourdage served as both the men's and women's goalkeeping coach while also starting in goal for the Lumberjacks men's team. That season, he was an all-Great Northwest Athletic Conference second-team selection, recording three shutouts and a 2.07 goals-against average.

Bourdage was a member of the Santa Clara University soccer team from 1996-99. In 2000, he earned his bachelor's degree in Electrical Engineering from Santa Clara and was an assistant coach with the Broncos as well. He is currently working toward a master's degree in Kinesiology at Humboldt State and expects to earn that degree in spring 2010.

Bourdage spent five years on active duty in the United States Army from 2000 to 2005. He spent two tours in Iraq and was a member of the 2004 All-Armed Forces soccer team.

'We are excited to add Brendan to our coaching staff and look forward to working with him and the contribution he will make to the success of our soccer program,' Wurzberger said. 'With playing experience at the Division I collegiate level and his personal ambition to gain more top-level coaching education and experience, I think Brendan will excel in this position. I know our current and future goalkeepers will benefit from his teaching experience and coaching insights as they aspire to bring their play to the top levels of the collegiate game.'

Bourdage recently received his USSF 'C' License and will attempt to earn his 'B' License in June of this year.

Despite losing All-Conference goalkeeper Rylan Hawkins to graduation, the Huskies return two net minders in 2010 in Stephen Fung and Brooks Hopp while also bringing in highly-touted Seattle native and U.S. Under-17 goalkeeper Spencer Richey.

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