Columbus Eagles FC head coach Daniel Seiffert was recently named head women’s soccer coach at Indiana Wesleyan University. Seiffert will stay on as Eagles coach through the summer season before taking the full-time position at IWU.
Daniel is the husband of Eagles midfielder Mary Seiffert, who will also join the coaching staff at IWU. Mary has elected to step down as Eagles captain due to her new position at IWU. Amber Kern – an Eagles defender since 2015 and a 2017 WPSL All-Star – was named the Eagles captain in Seiffert’s place.
Mary has been a tremendous ambassador for the Eagles since joining the club. She embodies all the best qualities of a club captain – from on-field skill to positive attitude to competitiveness to community outreach – and is truly the kind of person CEFC strives to build the club upon. Her impact on the club cannot be overstated, and she will be greatly missed.
Daniel joined the Eagles in 2016 as an assistant coach and was promoted to head coach in December 2017. So far with the Eagles, he’s coached three matches and won both of them. In his coaching career he has earned a NSCAA Premier Diploma, a USSF ‘A” license, and a NSCAA National Goalkeeping Diploma.
“I am incredibly excited to be joining the Indiana Wesleyan University family as the head women’s soccer coach,” said Seiffert to IWU’s athletic website. “I am keenly aware of the rich tradition of the university, the athletics department, and the women’s soccer program. The combination of Christian values, a competitive environment, and a commitment to excellence and to developing student-athletes to be their absolute best both on and off the field makes IWU a very special place.”
As head coach at Mount Vernon Nazarene University, Daniel amassed a 86-59-15 record and earned the Cougars a berth in the 2009 NAIA National Championships, the first in school history.
Join us in congratulating the Seifferts – the first family of the Eagles – in their new endeavor. We wish them all the best!