Bradley D. Hauter
Sport(s): Soccer (Men's)
Bradley D. Hauter ’87 was a four-year starter at goalkeeper on the men’s soccer team and was most valuable player in 1985 and 1986, and named team captain in 1986. He recorded 33 shutouts during his career, including 12 in 1986. He was an All-Conference selection in 1985, 1986 and 1987, all-area in 1986, and all-state in 1985 and 1986. He also punted for the football team his senior year (and led the nation for part of the season). After graduation Hauter played professional soccer for 10 years for the Chicago Power, Illinois Thunder, Dayton Dynamo and Rockford Raptors, earning player of the game and week honors on numerous occasions. He was a player/coach his last two professional seasons, while also coaching for several colleges and professional teams. He turned to full-time coaching after retirement. Hauter joined the staff at Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology in 2000, coaching women’s and men’s soccer and softball. In 2002 he was named head coach of men’s soccer, while continuing as assistant coach of women’s soccer. In 1990, during his professional soccer career, Hauter founded Off the Streets, a non-profit theater which puts homeless people in paying roles on the stage. Hauter set a Guinness Book World Record in 1999, by riding a lawnmower 4,000 miles cross-country to raise money for Keep America Beautiful. In 2003 he broke that record with a 5,000-mile trek which raised $200,000. In September 2004, Hauter published a new book, Counter Terrorism, which is about a squirrel that teaches a boy a better way to live. Hauter and his wife, Charlotte, live in Terre Haute, Ind., with their twins, Christian and Anna.