Coaches play such an important role in the lives of student-athletes. Not only do they teach how to play a particular sport from skills to strategies , but they also teach responsibility, accountability, discipline, teamwork, work ethic and much , much more. New to Bay’s coaching staff this year is Ben Brewster, a former professional soccer player for the Tulsa Roughnecks. At Bowdoin, Ben was a highly decorated collegiate athlete earning accolades including Outstanding First-Year Male Athlete, NESCAC Rookie of the Year, and named first team All-American Honors by the National Soccer Coaches of America.
Straight off the heels of his professional soccer career, Ben joined Bay as the Boys Varsity Soccer Coach this fall and is the newest member of Bay’s admission team . While new to coaching high school soccer, Ben is no stranger to coaching student-athletes, something he has done since he himself was in high school. Because Ben has been playing soccer since the age of five, he has spent his whole life around the game. Ben played high school soccer in Maine, where he grew up, and continued to play in college before signing with the United Soccer League in Tulsa, Oklahoma. Throughout his path, Ben’s helped coach at summer camps so he could give back to the sport he loves so much. Now at Bay, he is able to do this at an ever higher level.
Ben came to Bay with a message to his players, “It’s about your attitude and your effort.” He has been pleased with the way the players have responded to this message and “looks forward to practice every single day.” Ben says he’s got a tight-knit group and that the enthusiasm for the sport and effort put forth by the team has truly impressed him. Obviously Ben is doing something right as he has led the Boys Varsity Soccer team into the BCL playoffs, and we await the results of the North Coast Sectional (NCS) playoffs to see if our boys advance! Ben has been a great addition to the Bay community and we look forward to his continued work and development of our players for years to come