Bertsch Named One Of Nation's Top Assistant Coaches

Kris Bertsch was named one of the Nation's Top Assistant Coaches by College Soccer News.
Kris Bertsch was named one of the Nation's Top Assistant Coaches by College Soccer News.

Jan. 22, 2013

College Soccer News Top Assistant Coaches

CINCINNATI - For the second-straight season Xavier men's soccer associate head coach Kris Bertsch has been tabbed as one of the country's most important assistants as he was named to College Soccer News' Top Assistant Coaches this season.

Bertsch, who was promoted to his current title before the start of the season, helped guide the Musketeers to a record best 14 victories and the program's first-ever NCAA Tournament victory. During his three years as the top assistant Xavier has racked up 36 victories, the most during any three-year span.

Last year Bertsch was the recipient of the NSCAA Mid-Atlantic Regional Assistant Coach of the Year.

Under the assistant of the former American University standout the Musketeers have set numerous school records, including single-season records for assists, points, goals allowed, shutouts and goals against average. Also, he has assisted in helping Xavier set single-game and season attendance records.

Bertsch is also responsible for coordinating recruiting visits and has helped to land three heralded recruiting classes. Additionally he oversees the game day training, preparation, and scouting for the Musketeers. Among other duties he also arranges travel, fundraising, and academic monitoring.

Xavier in the last three years has appeared in three-straight NCAA Tournaments, won two Atlantic 10 Championships, had their first player selected in the MLS Draft and had two players earn All-American honors.