North Dakota State Names Ben Schneweis Assistant Soccer Coach
Release: March 01, 2012
"Promoting Ben to a full time assistant coach was an easy decision," said Cook. "For the past two years he has shown a dedication and passion for the NDSU soccer program. It is his desire to continue the tradition of success at NDSU that made him the obvious choice to help lead this program."
Schneweis has spent the previous two seasons as NDSU's director of operations. In the role, he gained experience in making travel arrangements, editing game video, coordinating film exchange and running camps. The Bison won the Summit League tournament and advanced to the NCAA Division I tournament for the first time in program history in his first season. In 2011, the Bison won a school record 15 games and advanced to the Summit League title game.
Prior to coming to NDSU, he was an assistant coach for both the men's and women's programs at Bellarmine University in Louisville, Ky. He helped the Bellarmine women advance to the NCAA tournament for the first time in program history in 2009.
While in Kentucky, Schneweis was the general manager for the Mockingbird Valley Soccer Club. As general manager, he oversaw all indoor and outdoor youth and adult programs. He also coached the MVSC 92 girls team, which has won four state titles.
He has also coached in the Olympic Development Program in both Kentucky and North Dakota and has had two stints as an assistant boys and girls coach at Red River High School in Grand Forks. While at Red River, the girls' team won the state title in 2004 and the boys won it in 2005.
Schneweis spent the summer of 2005 as assistant director of programs with Coerver Coaching in Scotland. He played one season for Brescia University in Owensboro, Ky. in 2002.
Schneweis holds a USSF National ‘B' coaching license and received his Bachelors of Arts in English from North Dakota in 2005. He is currently working towards his Master's degree in Higher Educational Leadership.