Dietterle returns as Montevallo men’s soccer assistant coach

Published 6:13 pm Tuesday, February 19, 2013


MONTEVALLO – University of Montevallo men’s soccer coach Ken Hassler has announced the hiring of Bruce Dietterle as an assistant coach.

Dietterle rejoins the University of Montevallo men’s soccer coaching staff after spending one season as an assistant coach at NCAA Division I Stetson University.

“I am very excited to have Bruce in our program,” Hassler said. “He is an excellent young coach and teacher. He is a great role model for our players and has proven himself to be an outstanding recruiter. He is a very positive addition to our team and our campus community.”

Deitterle is responsible for assisting in all aspects of coaching, as well as recruiting, weight program design and application, compliance, program development, academic monitoring, scheduling, and budgeting.

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.

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.