Brad Hauter, a 1987 DePauw graduate, is returning to his alma mater as the head men's soccer coach in an announcement made by director of athletics Page Cotton.
Just the third coach in the 42-year history of the DePauw program, Hauter replaces Cotton, who announced his resignation in September. Cotton compiled a 390-190-33 record in 39 seasons with the Tigers.
"Brad is a perfect fit for DePauw," Cotton said. "He not only brings a great deal of coaching experience to the program, but will also be a tremendous asset to the athletic deparment."
Hauter comes to DePauw from Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology where he has served as head men's and women's soccer coach.
His women's teams compiled an 86-39-6 record in seven seasons including a 19-3 finish in 2007 with the program's first apperance in NCAA postseason play. In five seasons as the men's coach, Hauter has put together a 55-37-5 mark including the program's first national ranking. He was named the Heartland Collegiate Athletic Conference Women's Coach of the Year and Men's Co-Coach of the Year this season.
He also served as head men's coach at St. Mary's University (Minn.) for six seasons where his teams compiled a 57-41-6 record including the highest winning percentage in the program's history.
Prior to being named the head coach, Hauter also was an assistant coach at DePauw, Judson (Ill.) and Gustavus Adolphus and served as an assistant men's coach with the Rockford Raptors professional team and an assistsn women's coach with the Rockford Dactyls.
Hauter earned a bachelor of arts degree in psychology from DePauw where he was a four-year starting goalkeeper and two-time MVP. The Tigers compiled a 44-16-4 record in his four seasons including a 15-1-1 mark in 1986 for a school-record .912 winning percentage.
That season, Hauter finished with a 0.61 goals against average and allowed just 10 goals and recorded a school-record 12 shutouts. He totaled 33 shutouts in his career and upon graduation played professionally in the United States for a decade. Hauter earned induction into the DePauw Athletic Hall of Fame in 2004.
In the summer of 2003, he traveled across the country from San Francisco to New York on a lawn mower to help raise revenue and awareness for the Keep America Beautiful organization. He previously completed a similar trip in 1999.
Hauter was the founder and director of "Off the Streets", a non-profit organization formed in Chicago to help the homeless.
He authored a soccer coaching manual entitled The Invisible Game in 1994, and has directed camps at various levels for 15 years. In September 2004, Hauter published, Counter Terrorism, which is about a squirrel that teaches a boy a better way to live.
He also serves as the host and producer of Junk'd which is a Home Makeover show with 1.5 million weekly viewers.
Hauter and his wife, Charlotte, are the parents of twins, son Christian and daughter Anna.