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Meet Coach Jon Brezenski

 

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Coach Jon Brezenski is looking to establish a winning tradition at Central Community College-Columbus. He has a history of success as the high school level. He has developed a winning program at Columbus Scotus. Scotus is one of the smallest schools in the state of Nebraska to have high school soccer, but his teams compete regularly with some of the best and largest teams in the state during the regular season and in tournament play.

 

Coach Brezenski’s philosophy of a incorporating a fast-paced, possession style of attack, along with a disciplined, aggressive defense has been a staple of his programs in the past and a philosophy he will continue at CCC-Columbus.  

 

In his first year at Scotus in 2006, the Shamrocks advanced to the Class B State semifinals, losing to eventual champion, Lincoln Pius X, 3-2 in OT. In 2009, Columbus Scotus won the Class B State Championship, upsetting both #1 South Sioux City 3-0 the state semifinals and #2 Columbus High 1-0 in OT in the state championship. Scotus had beaten both teams the week prior during the District Tournament to advance to the state tournament. Brezenski was named the 2009 NSCAA Nebraska Private School Coach of the Year and was also a finalist for the 2009 NCA Coach of the Year. He was selected to coach in the 2011 Nebraska Shrine Soccer Classic. As a player, he earned 1st team All-State honors in 1997 and 1998, leading the Shamrocks to the 1997 Class B State Championship and the 1998 Class B State Runner-up. He was selected to play in the 1998 Nebraska Shrine Soccer Classic.

 

Since his return to his alma mater in 2006, Brezenski has coached 12 All-State players and 11 of his players have continued their careers in college. In 2006, Scotus had three 1st team All-Staters (Herdzina, Jepsen and Torczon). In 2009, Scotus had four members selected as 1st team All-State members (Beiermann, Gokie, Ostdiek and Schumacher), and Beiermann was named as the Honorary Captain of the team. Two of his former players (Bos and Schumacher) were members of the 2010 NAIA National Championship team from Hastings College (Hastings, NE).

 

Before returning to Columbus, Brezenski was active in the Sioux City and Omaha soccer communities. He was an assitant coach at South Sioux City in 2002 and at Omaha Westside from 2003-05, helping to lead the Warriors to the Class A state tournament all three years, including the 2004 Class A State Championship. He also coached in the Gladiator Soccer Club (now part of Omaha Futbol Club – OFC), leading his team to the 2004-05 semifinals in the State Championships. His teams won tournaments in Nebraska, Iowa and Kansas.

 

Coach Brezenski has a Doctor of Physical Therapy Degree from the University of Nebraska Medical Center. He played collegiate soccer at Briar Cliff University in Sioux City, Iowa, earning regional honors in 2001. He graduated with a Bachelor of Arts in Health, Physical Education, and Recreation (HPER) degree, with an empahsis in Athletic Training. He has been a certified Athletic Trainer since 2002. Coach Brezenski holds a NSCAA National Diploma and a USSF ‘D’ License.

 

Coach Brezenski is a native of Columbus, Nebraska, and graduated from Columbus Scotus in 1998. Coach Brezenski is married to Kristie and they have 4 daughters, Libbie, Emma, Allie and Aubree. He can be reached at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it or 402-276-6679

Written by Michael Kroupa   
Last Updated on Monday, 14 January 2013 18:30