Todd Bramble Named Clemson Women's Soccer Coach


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Clemson, SC -- Todd Bramble, former assistant coach with the Clemson
men's soccer program, and most recently the head coach of the men's
soccer program at Butler University (Indianapolis, IN), has been
named Head Women's Soccer Coach at Clemson University. Senior
Associate Athletic Director Dwight Rainey made the announcement
Saturday afternoon.


Bramble replaces Ray Leone, who resigned in December to
become the head coach at Arizona State.


Bramble served as Clemson's top assistant under Head Coach
Trevor Adair from 1995-99. He was a major contributor to that
program's success. Clemson had three top 12 seasons and reached the
NCAA Tournament's quarterfinals twice and the Sweet 16 three times.
The 1998 team finished 22-2 with a number-one final regular season
ranking and an ACC Championship.


He became the head coach of the Butler program in the summer
of 2000 and directed that program last season. Prior to his career
at Clemson, Bramble served under Adair as assistant coach at Brown
University in Providence, Rhode Island from 1991-94.


Bramble also has international coaching experience. He was
an assistant coach of the United States under-17 national team that
competed in the World Championships in 1999.


Bramble received a business management degree from Mercer
University in Macon, GA in 1989. He was a two-time all-conference
goalkeeper at Mercer before spending one year in the National
Professional Soccer League with the Memphis Rogues (1989-90). The
native of Atlanta is married to he former Cindy Rivard.


"I am extremely excited about the opportunity to return to
Clemson from both a professional and personal standpoint," said
Bramble. "To be able to return to the ACC, a great university, a
great athletic department, and most importantly one of the elite
programs in women's college soccer is the opportunity of a lifetime."


"The selection committee and the women's soccer team are
excited about the new leadership Todd Bramble will bring to the
Clemson women's soccer program," said Senior Associate Athletic
Director Dwight Rainey. "Everyone feels he is the right person to
continue the national level of success we have reached in this
sport."

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