Title: Head Men's Soccer Coach
Date of Hire: 2008
Degrees: B.A., DePauw University, 1987
Other Contact Information: 765-658-4958
A 1987 DePauw University graduate, Brad Hauter returned to his alma mater in 2008 to take over for veteran coach, Page Cotton, who resigned after 39 seasons. Hauter enters his fifth season with the Tigers and 16th as a men's collegiate head coach and is just the third men's soccer coach in the program's history.
In four seasons at the helm in Greencastle, Hauter has led DePauw teams to a 50-14-10 record for a .770 winning percentage. Each of the teams has compiled at least a .667 winning percentage to extend the program's streak of .500 or better seasons to 31 straight years. In those four seasons, DePauw has surrendered just 54 goals in 74 contests.
Hauter led his first two Tigers squads to third-place Southern Collegiate Athletic Conference finishes before the 2011 team finished second in the North Coast Athletic Conference standings. DePauw handed eventual Division III national champion Ohio Wesleyan its second and final loss of the season in the NCAC Tournament title game to earn the Tigers' first NCAA berth since 2000.
Hauter served as an assistant at DePauw in 1988 as the Tigers earned a spot in the NCAA Division III postseason. He then was the men's assistant at Judson (Ill.) where the team won two NCCAA national titles.
After one season as men's and women's assistant at Gustavus Adolphus College, Hauter landed his first head coaching position as the men's coach at St. Mary's (Minn.). He led the Cardinals to a 57-41-6 mark in six seasons before moving on to become the women's head coach at Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology in 2001.
Hauter directed the Engineer women to an 86-39-6 record in seven seasons with a 19-3 mark in 2007 which included the program's first appearance in the NCAA Division III postseason.
In 2003, he assumed additional duties as the men's head coach and recorded a 55-37-5 record in five years including a 15-4-1 mark in 2006. Hauter was the 2007 Heartland Collegiate Athletic Conference Coach of the Year in both sports.
Hauter also served as assistant coach for he Rockford (Ill.) Raptors men's professional team from 1997-2000 and the Rockford (Ill.) Dactyls women's pro team in 2000.
In the summer of 2003, he traveled across the country from San Francisco to New York on a lawn mower to help raise revenue and awareness for the Keep America Beautiful organization. He previously completed a similar trip in 1999 and served as a spokesperson for the national organization from 1999-2008.
Hauter was the founder and director of "Off the Streets", a non-profit organization formed in Chicago to help the homeless and served as host and producer of Junk'd, a home makeover show with 1.5 million weekly viewers.
An author of a soccer coaching manual entitled The Invisible Game in 1994, Hauter has directed camps at various levels for 20 years. In September 2004, He published, Counter Terrorism, which is about a squirrel that teaches a boy a better way to live.
Hauter earned a bachelor of arts degree in psychology from DePauw where he was a four-year starting goalkeeper and two-time MVP. The Tigers compiled a 44-16-4 record in his four seasons including a 15-1-1 mark in 1986 for a school-record .912 winning percentage.
That season, Hauter finished with a 0.61 goals against average and allowed just 10 goals and recorded a school-record 12 shutouts. He totaled 33 shutouts in his career and upon graduation played professionally in the United States for a decade. Hauter earned induction into the DePauw Athletic Hall of Fame in 2004.