New soccer coach works to change sport's perception


“My vision is to change the perception of women’s soccer at Emporia State University,” said Bryan Sailer, the sport’s new head coach. “To me, this is one of the premier jobs in the MIAA.”

Bryan SailerSailer, formerly women’s soccer coach at Barton Community College in Great Bend, has been a winner everywhere he has coached with a combined collegiate and high school record of 244-68-12 at three schools, including a 59-23-2 record in four years at Barton. He was tabbed the Jayhawk Conference Coach of the Year in 2008 after guiding Barton to an 18-4 record in his second season at the helm. 

“Coach Sailer will bring outstanding experience and energy to our program, and I’m very much looking forward to working with him,” said ESU Director of Athletics Kent Weiser. “Bryan knows how to build a quality soccer program, and I believe he is the right man to bring ESU soccer to the nationally competitive level that our other athletic programs have achieved.”

Sailer played collegiately at Monroe Community College, Rochester, N.Y., and was an all-conference pick at State University of New York-Brockport after graduating from Monroe.  “I will sell the future of Emporia State women's soccer,” said Sailer. “I will use every resource I have available to me and I will be a tireless recruiter for our soccer program.”

Sailer and his wife, Tasha, have a two year old son, Brayden.