Feb. 10, 2001
CLEMSON, S.C.- Todd Bramble, former assistant coach with the Clemson men’s soccer program, and most recently the head coach of the men’s soccer program at Butler University (Indianapolis, IN), has been named Head Women’s Soccer Coach at Clemson University. Senior Associate Athletic Director Dwight Rainey made the announcement Saturday afternoon.
Bramble replaces Ray Leone, who resigned in December to become the head coach at Arizona State.
Bramble served as Clemson’s top assistant under Head Coach Trevor Adair from 1995-99. He was a major contributor to that program’s success. Clemson had three top 12 seasons and reached the NCAA Tournament’s quarterfinals twice and the Sweet 16 three times. The 1998 team finished 22-2 with a number-one final regular season ranking and an ACC Championship.
He became the head coach of the Butler program in the summer of 2000 and directed that program last season. Prior to his career at Clemson, Bramble served under Adair as assistant coach at Brown University in Providence, Rhode Island from 1991-94.
Bramble also has international coaching experience. He was an assistant coach of the United States under-17 national team that competed in the World Championships in 1999.
Bramble received a business management degree from Mercer University in Macon, GA in 1989. He was a two-time all-conference goalkeeper at Mercer before spending one year in the National Professional Soccer League with the Memphis Rogues (1989-90). The native of Atlanta is married to he former Cindy Rivard.
“I am extremely excited about the opportunity to return to Clemson from both a professional and personal standpoint,” said Bramble. “To be able to return to the ACC, a great university, a great athletic department, and most importantly one of the elite programs in women’s college soccer is the opportunity of a lifetime.”
“The selection committee and the women’s soccer team are excited about the new leadership Todd Bramble will bring to the Clemson women’s soccer program,” said Senior Associate Athletic Director Dwight Rainey. “Everyone feels he is the right person to continue the national level of success we have reached in this sport.”
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