LAIE, Hawaii – BYU-Hawaii announced the hiring of Dan Dümmar as the next head coach of the men's and women's soccer teams.
"I am grateful for the trust that has been placed in me and I am excited for this great opportunity," Dümmar said. "I can't wait to help our players reach their goals in 2016."
Dümmar will begin his duties as head coach June 1. He first came to BYU-Hawaii in December 2013 and served as the first assistant to both the men and women's teams under Mark Davis. In 2014, Dümmar helped guide BYU-Hawaii men's soccer to a second place finish in the PacWest Conference, the highest conference finish in NCAA school history.
He brings with him a thorough understanding of competitive soccer and student-athletes. Before joining the Seasider program, Dümmar served as the Director of Coaching for Madison United, FC for eight years. Dümmar has also served for 17 years as the head coach for multiple club and high school men and women's soccer teams and as a soccer specific strength and conditioning coach.
Dümmar holds the National Soccer Coaches Association of America (NSCAA) Premier Diploma, NSCAA Advanced National Diploma, and the NSCAA National Diploma as well as corresponding U.S. Soccer Federation licenses. Dümmar received his master's degree in Sports Science, with an emphasis in coaching from Ohio University in 2013.
He is married to his wife Beth and has five children; Josie, Sonnet, Alexandria, Nathanael and Lannea.