Head Coach Bruce Dietterle
Bruce Dietterle is entering his seventh season as the Head Coach of the University of Montevallo men's soccer team after being named the program's fourth full-time Head Coach in June 2013.
In his first year at the helm, Dietterle maintained the program's high level of success, leading the Falcons to their second straight Peach Belt Conference Tournament Championship. Brendan Ledgeway, Ricky Davey, and Gary O'Neill were all named first team All-Conference and All-Region under Dietterle.
On top of coaching duties, Dietterle guides the program in all manners of recruiting, weight program design and applicaiton, as well as compliance, program development, academic monitoring, scheduling, and budgeting.
Dietterle rejoined the University of Montevallo men’s soccer coaching staff in February 2013 after spending one season as an assistant coach at NCAA Division I Stetson University.
Dietterle previously served a two-year stint as an assistant coach with the Falcons, helping lead Montevallo to a 30-7-6 record during 2010 and 2011 seasons, which included the program's first Peach Belt Conference tournament championship.
Dietterle coached 10 All-Peach Belt Conference players, five NCAA Division II All-Southeast Region honorees, and one NCAA Division II All-American. Dietterle also coached 10 NCAA Division II Scholar All-Southeast Region players and a NCAA Division II Scholar All-American. The Montevallo squads earned NSCAA NCAA Division II Team Scholar accolades both seasons that Dietterle was on the staff.
Three of Dietterle's players, Nathaniel Foster (Montevallo), Pierre Omanga (Montevallo) and Jonathon Mendoza (Stetson), are currently playing professional soccer.
Before coaching at Montevallo, Dietterle was an assistant coach at NCAA Division II Pfeiffer University for three seasons.
Dietterle helped lead Pfeiffer to three consecutive Conference Carolinas tournament appearances. He helped coach nine All-Conference Carolinas players, five that were named NCAA Division II All-Southeast Region and one that was heralded as an NCAA Division II All-American. In his last season, he helped coach Pfeiffer to the fourth-ranked offense in Division II.
Dietterle began as coach and site director with the Seacoast United Soccer Club in Hampton, New Hampshire in 2004 and did not give up that position until 2009. He added to that a two-year stint as a volunteer with Newmarket Junior/Senior High School from 2007-2008. In the summers, he added to his growing soccer resume by coaching at summer camps at the University of New Hampshire from 2007-2009.
Since November 2009, he has been an assistant coach with the North Carolina Olympic Development Program and helped the team to a third place finish at the U.S. Nationals. Since August 2009, he has also been a youth coach with FC Carolina Alliance, a soccer club in Harrisburg North Carolina. Dietterle has also coached in the Alabama Olympic Development Program.
A four-year letter winner at Saint Anselm College during his playing days, Dietterle graduated from Saint Anselm College in 2006 with a Bachelor of Arts in Criminal Justice. He also holds a NSCAA National Coaching Diploma and a USSF C Coaching License.