Beloit, WI – Tim Schmiechen, who has been the head coach of the Beloit Men’s Soccer team since 1990, is stepping down from the position. The move comes so he is able devote his full energy to his position as Director of Athletics and Recreation.
“Beloit College student-athletes have benefitted tremendously from the capable, ethical leadership Tim has given the men's soccer program,” said Christina Klawitter, Dean of Students. “His success as recruiter, coach, and most importantly, mentor, are the hallmarks of his tenure.”
Schmiechen is not only the winningest coach in the Beloit program’s history but is also the winningest coach in Midwest Conference Men’s Soccer history, both for overall victories (217) and Conference victories (137). The Bucs earned a spot in the Midwest Conference Men’s Soccer Tournament in 15 of his 26 seasons, including a stretch of nine appearances in 10 seasons from 1995-2004. In 2006, the Buccaneers captured their first Midwest Conference Championship since the 1974 season, and their first outright title since 1972, with Schmiechen earning MWC Coach of the Year honors for the fifth time. He has coached 14 All-Region players during his tenure with the Buccaneers and helped produce 44 First-Team All-MWC players.
He was named Beloit’s Director of Athletics and Recreation in September of 2014 after eight years as the Associate Director of Athletics.
A replacement for the Men’s Soccer Head Coach position will be named soon.