BUGEATERS NAME CHAMPENOY TECHNICAL DIRECTOR
National Championship winning coach to lead club technical development.
Lincoln, Nebraska - Feb. 23, 2018 - The Bugeaters FC have named Hastings College men’s head coach Aaron Champenoy as Technical Director. Coach Champenoy will help the club develop technical guidelines, evaluate talent and build a winning program on the pitch. He will lead the playing side of the club and is highly regarded in his field.
“It goes without saying what a huge addition Coach Campenoy is to the club,” Founder Jonathan Collura said. “Hastings College is a top program and he is one of the top coaches nationally. It speaks volumes about what we are building.”
In just two seasons at Hastings College, Champenoy has compiled a 43-3-2 record, winning back-to-back Great Plains Athletic Conference (GPAC) regular season and tournament championships. In 2016, he guided the team to their 17th consecutive GPAC regular season championship, the GPAC tournament championship and topped it off with winning the 2016 NAIA National Championship while going undefeated (24-0-1). The team was 19-3-1 in 2017.
“We have committed to building a top club here in Lincoln and fielding the best club possible,” Co-Founder and GM Tim Pendrell said. “Coach Champenoy will help us field a highly competitive team.”
In his career the Omaha-native Champenoy has compiled a 175-91-19 record. He has been named the GPAC Coach of the Year both is his seasons at Hastings College. He was twice RRAC Coach of the Year at the University of St. Thomas (2013, 2015) and once MCAC Coach of the Year while at Bellevue University (2006).
In addition to his excellent coaching career, he spent time coaching with the Houston Dynamo of the MLS back in 2008 and 2009 with U-14 and U-15.
The Bugeaters will soon announce further staff as it prepares to launch its charter season in 2018.