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Linn-Mar Soccer Coach Brinkmeyer to Retire

BrinkmeyerLinn-Mar High School Soccer Coach Corey Brinkmeyer announces his retirement after almost 20 years at the helm.

“I have decided that now is the right time to step down from our program, as both the Director and Head Boys’ Varsity Coach”, says Brinkmeyer. “I have been blessed to work with outstanding assistant coaches, administrators, and of course, countless players for 20 years.  I have so many great memories from all of the teams I’ve had the honor of coaching.”

During his tenure as head coach of the boy’s soccer program, his teams earned nearly 200 wins, qualified for 6 state tournaments (including the school’s first in 2004), and won multiple conference and division titles. The team’s highest honor came in 2015 when they won the 3A State Championship and finished the season ranked #11 in the country. Brinkmeyer received numerous honors over the course of his career, including three Metro/MVC Coach of the Year Awards (2002, 2004, 2015), was named the East Team Head Coach for the 2010 IAHSAA Senior All-Star Game, named the Ed Thomas Coach of the Week  in March 2016, and he was the Iowa Coach of the Year in 2015, as well as being named a National Coach of the Year finalist (by the NSCAA), that same year.

“It will be strange, I’m sure, not being on the field next spring, but I’m looking forward to spending more time with my family and concentrating on my other professional duties”, says Brinkmeyer, who is Linn-Mar High School’s Business Department Chair, and manages the student-run business, theROARstore. “I will continue to support our players from the stands and wish them the best of luck.”

The district thanks Brinkmeyer for his passion and commitment to his players, programs, and school.