Bachelors of Arts Degree in Sociology; ranks 17th in the nation according to U.S. News and World Report. Providing me with experience in qualitative and quantitative research methods as well as special emphasis in the following areas: Peace & War Time Studies, Social Justice & Activism – Involves Social Problems, Inequality and Diversity Issues, Politics, and Social Institutions.
Coach Brent Chase will be entering his fourth season as the Head Coach for the Lions Men’s Soccer Program in 2017. In his first three seasons at the helm, Chase has led the team to a combined 24-26 record that includes the programs first ever winning season at 11-7 in 2015. The previous three seasons have produced many noteworthy accomplishments such as:
- 2015 AD3I Coach of the Year
- 2015 NCAA DIII 29th Ranked Scoring Offense
- (4) All-WIAC Award Winners
- 2015 AD3I 1st Place Finish
- (1) AD3I Offensive Player of the Year
- (17) All-AD3I Award Winners
Chase comes to Finlandia after spending seven years assisting the Ohio Dominican University Men’s Soccer Program, where he’s helped assist the Panthers to an overall record of 63-32-15 and have competed as a perennial contender for the Great Lakes Intercollegiate Athletics Conference (GLIAC) conference title and one trip to the National Tournament.
Chase also spent four years coaching in the nation’s seventh ranked youth club, the Columbus Crew of the MLS, in their youth program. Prior to that he spent five seasons with Bishop Watterson High School Men’s Soccer, and was a staff member of the Ohio South Olympic Development Program.
Chase played his collegiate soccer at Columbus State, helping his team to a conference championship and regional runner-up appearance. As a player, Chase earned First Team All-Region and was the Nike National Goalkeeper of the Year. After a career-ending injury, Chase earned his bachelor’s degree in Sociology from the Ohio State University. Chase is a member of the National Soccer Coaches Association of America and holds a Premier Diploma, Advanced National Goalkeeping Diploma, and the Director of Coaching Diploma.
NSCAA: Founded in 1941 and based in Kansas City, Mo., the National Soccer Coaches Association of America has grown into the world’s largest soccer coaches’ organization that serves members at every level of the game.
Premier Diploma: is the pinnacle of the Residential Academy offerings. Curriculum includes a thorough examination of systems of play, technical and tactical implications; coaching in the game, nutrition, sportsmanship/ethics; and a leadership including team management.
Director of Coaching Diploma - Aids current and future Directors of Coaching in technical, conceptual, leadership theory, fiscal and legal administrative skills, and moral responsibility. The curriculum, is rich in application and theory, focusing on organizational structure, coaching methods, evaluation and development of coaches and players.
Advanced National Goalkeeping Diploma: is one of the most comprehensive goalkeeping courses for coaches anywhere in the world. It involves all aspects of advanced positioning, communication, psychology, fitness, and methodology. In addition it includes how to interpret the game, how to organize the defense and how to control game tempo.
Awards & Recognitions
2015 AD3I Coach of the Year
AD3I Offensive Player of the Year - Men
17 All-AD3I Awards - Men
4 All-WIAC Awards - Men
1 All-WIAC Sportsmanship Award - Men
4 All-AD3I Awards - Women
NCAA Statistical Leader in Saves per game - Women
Personal Playing Awards:
All-Region Award Winner
National Goalkeeper of the Year