Paul Snape, who helped lead the University of Michigan to the
2010 NCAA Division I College Cup Final Four, was named men’s
soccer head coach at Butler University in January of 2011. He
became the sixth men’s head coach in Butler’s soccer
The former Michigan Associate Head Coach is in his third year with the Bulldogs, and he’s facing his third different conference. Snape guided the Bulldogs from the Horizon League to the Atlantic 10 Conference last season, and this year he’ll direct Butler in the BIG EAST.
In his first season at Butler, Snape guided a young Butler team to a 7-8-3 record. His first collegiate victory as a head coach came against his former team, the Michigan Wolverines, in the opening game of the 2011 Michigan Invitational. Prior to the match, he received an NCAA Tournament ring in a special ceremony honoring Michigan’s Final Four team. Last year, the Bulldogs posted a 5-8-5 record against a schedule that included seven NCAA Tournament teams.
Snape joined Butler’s staff after spending eight seasons at Michigan. He served as an assistant coach for the Wolverines for six seasons, before being promoted to Associate Head Coach in 2009. He helped lead Michigan to four NCAA Tournament appearances, including a berth in the 2003 Elite Eight and this year’s Final Four appearance. Michigan finished the 2010 season with a school-record 17-5-3 final ledger and its first-ever Big Ten Tournament title.
In addition to his coaching experience at Michigan, Snape served for one season as head coach of the Michigan Bucks in the USL Premier Development League. He guided the team to the Elite Eight of the league in 2005. He’s also served as an assistant coach for the Michigan Olympic Development Program (2001-07) and as a youth coach for the Michigan Rush SC (2006-08), Vardar SC (2003, 2009-10), Birmingham Bloomfield SC (2002-06) and Bloomfield Force SC (1999-2002).
Snape came to Michigan following a seven-year playing career with the Michigan Bucks. He helped lead the Bucks to five divisional titles (1997-2000, 2003) and a regional crown in 1997. The Bucks reached the third round of the 2003 Lamar Hunt U.S. Open Cup. Snape was selected to the PDL All-League Team in 1997 and 2000.
A 2000 graduate of Oakland University, Snape was a four-year letterwinner and two-year men’s soccer captain (1999 & 2000) for the Grizzlies. He was a three-time Mid-Continent Conference first team All-League selection and a three-time All-Region performer, 1998-2000. He was a conference Academic Award Winner in 1999 and 2000. Following his senior season, he was selected to play in the 2001 Senior Bowl.
Snape holds a National “A” Coaching License from the United State Soccer Federation, and he’s a member of the National Soccer Coaches Association of America, the United States Soccer Federation and the United Kingdom Professional Footballers’ Association. He formerly lived in Liverpool, England, and trained at the Liverpool Academy as a youth. He and his wife, Michele, have three daughters, Scarlett Sydney, and infant twins Palmer Lola and Madison Marie.
Adam Bruh is in his third season as an assistant coach for the
Butler men’s soccer team. The former University of
Michigan men’s soccer standout joined head coach Paul
Snape’s staff in March of 2011. He assists in all
aspects of the program, with a primary emphasis on recruiting.
Bruh, who was a four-year letterwinner for the University of Michigan from 2002-05, joined Butler’s staff after serving one season as a volunteer assistant coach at Michigan, where he worked closely with Snape. Prior to his return to Ann Arbor, Bruh had a coaching stint with the Albertson Soccer Club in New York, where he gained extensive experience working with the boys youth programs. He was coach of the Albertson Fury 93, perennially a “Top 10” team nationally, and also served as head coach of th Albertson USSF Academy U18 team. He also served as an assistant coach with the U16 squad. The Academy teams are recognized as being one of the top youth boy’s leagues in the U.S.
Bruh finished his collegiate playing career as Michigan’s all-time leader and single season record-holder in assists. He recorded a school-record 13 assists in 2002 and compiled 28 assists during his four seasons with the Wolverines. A McDonald’s High School All-American, Bruh was a starter on Michigan’s 2003 NCAA Elite Eight squad, the first Michigan team to advance to the NCAA Championship. He served as a team captain for the Wolverines during his senior season.
In addition to his duties with the Bulldogs, Bruh also works with the Indiana United Development Academy U18 Boys Team and with the Academy’s U16 Boys squad.
Jason Perry, who spent three seasons as an assistant coach at Oakland University following a professional soccer career, was named a men’s soccer assistant coach at Butler University in 2012. He’s active in facets of Butler’s team operations, including recruiting, training, game management, scouting, travel and summer camps.
A former standout player and 2003 graduate of Oakland, Perry helped the Golden Grizzlies to a pair of Summit League titles and a trip to the NCAA Men’s Soccer Championship during his three seasons as a coach for his alma mater. He worked with the team’s forwards and defensive players, and both groups turned in positive results. In 2009, Oakland led the Summit League with just 13 goals allowed, and the Golden Grizzlies tied for the league lead in shutouts in 2010. Offensively, Oakland led the Summit League in shots in 2010.
In addition to his duties with the Golden Grizzlies, Perry also served as a head coach for the Bloomfield Force FC in the Michigan State Premier Soccer Program. He further served as an assistant coach for the U.S. Development Academy.
Perry joined the staff at Oakland following a two-year stint as Executive Director, Director of Coach and Player Development with the Flower City Soccer League in Rochester, N.Y. In his position with the league, he managed an average of 500-600 inner city youth dispersed over 48 teams with 35-45 coaches. He organized indoor and outdoor tournaments and participated in training sessions. He also assisted in the development of the Flower City Academy, a program where local college students and former professionals volunteer an academic tutoring service for FCSL participants.
The Butler assistant coach had a professional career with three different teams, 2004-07. He was selected in the fifth round of the 2004 Major League Soccer Super Draft by the Los Angeles Galaxy, and he spent 2004-05 with the team. He then played one season with the Syracuse Salty Dogs of the United Soccer League First Division, before joining the Rochester Raging Rhinos of the USL-1, where he spent two seasons. During his time at Rochester, he was a two-time recipient of the Iacovangelo Community Service Award Player of the Year and a three-time USL-1 Team of the Week selection.
Perry was a three-time All-Summit League performer at Oakland. He earned All-Region honors and was named a third team All-American in 2003. A three-year team captain, Perry became the first Oakland player to be named Summit League Defensive Player of the Year as a senior, and he later became the first Oakland player to be drafted by a professional soccer organization.
He earned Oakland’s Lepley Senior Scholar Athlete Award and received his B.A. degree in communications.
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Mike Sanich, one of the most respected goalkeeper coaches in the Midwest, has rejoined the Butler coaching staff as the volunteer assistant and goalkeeper coach with the Bulldogs. Sanich was a member of the 2004 staff and helped the Bulldogs field one of the top defensive units in the Horizon League. That season, the Bulldogs set a school record for fewest goals allowed, and Butler's goalkeepers posted the second-lowest goals against average in school history! Butler ranked first in the Horizon League in fewest goals allowed and second in goals against average.
Sanich will work with, develope, and train Butler's goalkeepers. He currently serves as the director of coaching for the junior boys division at Carmel United Soccer Club, as well as overseeing the goalkeeping aspects of the Indiana United Development Academy. He's also the director of goalkeeping for Region 2, the Olympic Development program that spans 11 states.
Sanich is a former professional goalkeeper with the Indiana Blast, and he also served a coaching stint with the Blast. Sanich, who attended IUPUI, is a personal trainer, and he works closely with baseball players from the youth level up to and including professional players at Roundtripper Baseball Academy.