Rudy Brownell has been named Assistant Athletic Director for Tiffin University's Athletic Department, Athletic Director Lonny Allen announced.
Brownell recently completed his 10th season as Head Men's Soccer Coach at Tiffin University. He has a 110-56-19 record since taking over in 2007 from long time Men's Soccer Coach Ian Day. Brownell has led the Dragons to three NCAA Regional appearances in the last four years while also winning championships in six of the last eight seasons (2 GLIAC regular season championships, 4 GLIAC Tournament Championships).
"We are excited that Rudy has accepted this new leadership role," said Allen. "His dedication and loyalty to Tiffin University and the athletic department is unwavering. He will be a tremendous asset to the department's senior staff."
"I want to thank President Lillian Schumacher and Lonny Allen for this opportunity," said Brownell. "I am looking forward to the new challenges this position will present."
Brownell, who also holds a 84-39-16 career mark as Head Women's Coach, helped lead the Dragons to their third NCAA Regional appearance and fourth GLIAC Tournament Championship in 2016. They previously won two consecutive GLIAC Tournament Championships in 2008 and 2009, while also winning for the third time in 2011.
In just seven seasons at the helm of the women's program, Brownell made his mark with the Dragons women's soccer program. In 2008, the Dragons women's soccer program earned admission to the NCAA National Tournament after reaching a ranking of 4th in the Midwest Region.
Brownell earned a Bachelor's degree in Business Administration from Tiffin University and also obtained a Master's Degree in Business Administration from Tiffin University . He competed as defender for the Dragons from 1992-1995. Brownell also helped the Dragons capture the 1992 & 1995 AMC titles. Tiffin posted a 65-24-3 record during his career. The 1992 team also made it to the NAIA National Tournament. After graduation, Brownell played professionally for the Cleveland White Caps of the USISL in 1998.