2007
Joseph steps down as men's soccer coach

Joseph steps down as men's soccer coach
July 9, 2007

Dave Beyer, Sports Information Director
(630) 829-6143
dbeyer@ben.edu

The Benedictine University Athletic Department has announced that head men’s soccer coach Brenton Joseph has resigned to become the head men’s coach at Augustana College. Joseph had been a part of the Eagles’ athletic staff for the past 10 years, including six seasons as the men’s soccer head coach (he also coached women’s soccer for eight years, four of which were concurrent with his duties guiding the men’s team). A search for a replacement for Joseph is already underway, according to Joanna Fulton, Benedictine University’s Director of Sports Personnel and Compliance. “We realize that the men’s soccer position is one that is very important to have in place as soon as possible,” said Fulton. “We have made it the highest priority to conduct a thorough search to bring in the best person possible for our program. "Our commitment to our student-athletes is to make certain that we maintain the continuity and expectations for excellence within the men’s soccer program. “We wish the best for Brenton in his future endeavors," Fulton added. "We are indebted to him for his decade of service and hope nothing but the best for him at Augustana.”

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Benedictine University is an independent Roman Catholic institution located in Lisle, Illinois just 25 miles west of Chicago. Founded in 1887, Benedictine provides 56 undergraduate majors, 16 graduate and four doctorate programs. The Chronicle of Higher Education recently ranked Benedictine University as the seventh fastest-growing campus among private nonprofit master’s universities, and Forbes magazine named Benedictine among the top 20 percent of America’s colleges for 2011. Benedictine University’s Master of Business Administration (M.B.A.) program is listed by Crain’s Chicago Business as the fourth largest in the Chicago area in 2011.