Segebart comes to WWU from the University of Dayton where he most recently served as a volunteer assistant coach for the past two seasons.
“I look forward to his professionalism and his ambition,” Brisbon said. “He’s really excited about the position. Talking to him several times during the interview process and on his visit, he showed that he is very excited to be a part of our program.”
Prior to coaching at Dayton, Segebart coached at Saginaw Valley State as an assistant during the fall of the 2014 season and as interim head coach for spring of the 2015 season. Segebart was also an assistant coach and recruiting coordinator at NCAA Division III Franklin College. His time coaching at Dayton over the past two years was his second stint with the Flyers after also serving as a volunteer assistant coach in 2011.
“He’s received good experience at his past employer, a quality Division I program with a great staff, and his past playing and coaching experiences are also strong assets,” Brisbon said. “I feel that he can come in and help us grow and continue to get better.”
Segebart has also coached as an assistant at Midland University (Nebraska) as well as coached and played professionally in New Zealand. He most recently played professionally for Team Wellington in New Zealand’s ASB Premiership. He coached as an assistant at Ole Football Academy in New Zealand and also served as an assistant for the Island Bay United AFC men’s amateur team.
Along with playing for Team Wellington, Segebart’s playing career included a stint with the Dayton Dutch Lions FC (USL Pro). Over four seasons during college, Segebart played for the Cincinnati Kings, Mississippi Brilla FC and Cascade Surge in the Premier Development League.
"Throughout the hiring process, I was impressed with Western Washington's ambition, commitment to excellence, and passion for community service,” Segebart said. “I am looking forward to meeting with all the players and starting the work that needs to be done to prepare for the fall season."
Segebart is a graduate of Cedarville University with a degree in sport management along with minors in business and Bible. He holds a USSF “B” coaching license as well as NSCAA GK 1 and 2 coaching licenses.
"I would like to thank coach Greg Brisbon for trusting me with this opportunity,” Segebart said. “The men's soccer program at Western Washington University is on the rise and I can't wait to start working toward the ultimate goal of winning a national championship."
Segebart is scheduled to begin his position at WWU on March 27.
“He can do it all, definitely in the office he will help with day-to-day tasks,” Brisbon said. “He’ll be a great help in the recruiting area and of course on the field with the field players and goalkeepers – wherever is needed. That is one of his strengths – whatever needs to be done he’s going to come in and give 100 percent and do it.”
The WWU men’s soccer team heads into the 2017 season after earning the program’s first-ever berth into the NCAA Division II Tournament during the 2016 season. The Vikings also claimed the program’s first-ever NCAA Division II Tournament win with a 3-2 victory in overtime in the first round of the tournament against Dixie State.
Kyle Segebart WWU Men’s Soccer Assistant Coach
Joins WWU men’s soccer program after serving as University of Dayton volunteer assistant coach during 2015 and 2016 seasons...has coached at multiple college levels in the United States…served as Saginaw Valley State University assistant coach in fall of 2014 and interim head coach during the spring of 2015…head coach of Waza Tri-Cities FC U8 boys team and Michigan ODP 101 Site Coordinator for Saginaw, Mich….coached at NCAA Division III Franklin College as an assistant coach and recruiting coordinator…also was assistant coach of Indiana Fire Development Academy, a USSF Development Academy, and the Indiana ODP Boys 98/99 Age Group Coordinator while at Franklin…was also volunteer assistant at Dayton in 2011…assistant coach at Midland University (Nebraska) in 2010…has also coached and played professionally in New Zealand…coached at Ole Football Academy in Wellington, New Zealand…coached five players that were selected to the New Zealand U17 and U20 national teams…was head coach for U13 program at Ole and also served as assistant coach for Island Bay United AFC men’s amateur team, a member of Capital Football’s Premier League...played for Team Wellington in New Zealand’s top domestic league (ASB Premiership)…played for Dayton Dutch Lions FC of the USL Pro in 2010-11…while in college, played four seasons in the Premier Development League with the Cincinnati Kings, Mississippi Brilla FC and Cascade Surge…graduate of Cedarville University with a degree in sport management and minors in business and Bible…holds USSF “B” license from United States Soccer Federation as well as NSCAA GK 1 and 2 coaching licenses…native of Winter Haven, Fla.
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