WILLIAMSBURG, Va. - William and Mary men's soccer head coach Chris Norris has announced the hiring of Brendan Bourdage to the position of assistant coach. Bourdage last coached at the University of Washington as an assistant in 2010.
At Washington, Bourdage oversaw goalkeeping for the Huskies. During the 2010 campaign, Washington surrendered just 17 goals on the season, which tied the Huskies for fewest allowed in the Pac-10. Washington also had an impressive goal against average of 0.92, which stood at second best in the league. His other responsibilities in the program included; recruiting, team fitness, video editing and operational planning.
Prior to his tenure at Washington, Bourdage was an assistant at Humboldt State University (2005-2010) for both the men and women's soccer programs. During his time with the Jacks, Bourdage mentored women's goalkeeper Staci Self to a first- team All-California Collegiate Athletic Association distinction in 2006. During the 2008 campaign, he helped guide men's goalkeeper Drew Ryan to first-team All-CCAA and second-team All-Far West accolades. Bourdage's other duties consisted of coordinating the recruiting efforts of both programs, designing and implementing strength and conditioning workouts and monitoring academic progress.
Before coaching at Humboldt State, Bourdage was a Captain in
the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers. As an
active duty soldier, Bourdage served tours in Kosovo (2001) and in Iraq, twice
(2003 and 2007-08). During his time in the military, Bourdage was a member of
the All-Armed Forces soccer team in 2004.
A native of Napa, California, Bourdage played his collegiate soccer at Santa Clara University (1996-99). In 2000, while completing his degree in electrical engineering, Bourdage served as an assistant coach at his alma mater, working with the goalkeepers of the Bronco women's soccer team. In 2010, he received a master's in kinesiology from Humboldt State. He currently holds a U.S. Soccer Federation (USSF) "B" license.