Andrew Brinkman begins his first season as an assistant coach for the Musketeers. Brinkman comes to XU from Wilmington College, a national Top 25 team, where he was the head assistant/goalkeeper coach since 2000.
While with the Quakers, Brinkman helped organize and coach tactical training while also managing Wilmington's college program. Brinkman, the 2004 OAC Assistant Coach of the Year, helped coach the Quakers to the OAC Championships in 2000, 2001, 2002 and 2004 and to the NCAA Division III Sweet Sixteen in 2000, 2001 and 2004.
Brinkman also serves as the Operating Director of the Midwest Soccer Academy. As Operating Director, Brinkman manages all aspects of the academy including training and curriculum design. He also coordinates European tours for high level players and runs the day-to-day activities of the Academy.
Along with his work at Xavier, Brinkman is also the head goalkeeper coach along with the head coach of the boys U-17 and U-18 teams in the Ohio Elite Soccer Club.
Brinkman was a member of Hiram College's men's soccer team from 1995-1998 and started in goal during the 1997 and '98 seasons. During his playing career, Hiram won a pair of OAC Championships, advanced to the Division III Sweet Sixteen and was ranked as high as ninth in the nation.
A 1999 graduate of Hiram College with a bachelor's degree in math, Brinkman earned his NSCAA National Premier License and NSCAA Advanced Goalkeeping License in 2004. Brinkman also completed his master's degree in special education from Wilmington in 2006.
Brinkman resides in Maineville with his wife, Stacey and his daughter, Grace.