Clarksville, Ark.-Bryan Drotar has been named the new Head Women's Soccer Coach at the University of the Ozarks, it was announced by Athletics Director Jimmy Clark on Monday.
Drotar, a native of Longmont, Colo., was the head women’s coach at NAIA Geneva College (Pa.) from 2002-2004 where he led the team to the playoffs in 2003. Prior to his arrival, the team went 3-15. Drotar’s team steadily improved in each of his three seasons, with the 2003 team posting a 4-5-1 conference mark.
He served as the assistant women’s coach at NAIA Missouri Baptist College for one season, helping the team to a 12-5-1 record in 2001. Drotar was the boy’s and girl’s head coach at Longmont High School (Colo.) and led both teams to the playoffs during his tenure. He is currently the Director of Coaching with the Pittsburgh Strikers Soccer Club and is the owner of Step Ahead Soccer, a Pittsburgh-area business that provides private and group lessons.
Drotar earned his bachelor’s degree in biblical studies from Colorado Christian University in 1996. He received his master’s degree in sports science from the United States Sports Academy in 2005. He holds an “A” License from the United States Soccer Federation and has an advanced National Diploma from the National Soccer Coaches Association of America.
He played at Biola University (Calif.).
“Bryan has all of the qualities we were looking for,” said Athletics Director Jimmy Clark. “We are excited he is coming on board at Ozarks. I think he will bring stability to the program, and I believe he can move our program forward. His college coaching experience at a small, private institution is a plus for recruiting.”
Drotar and his wife, Bria, are the parents of four children, Ally, Samuel, Kara and Arden.
Ozarks finished with a 7-6-4 overall record and a 6-6-1 conference mark in 2007, their best record in program history.