Navy’s Dave Brandt leaving to join Pittsburgh Riverhounds

The Pittsburgh Riverhounds, a professional team in the United Soccer League, just made a huge hire. Navy head coach Dave Brandt, the winningest active coach in Division I history, accepted a job to coach the Riverhounds moving forward, the club announced on Sunday.

Brandt spent the past seven years at the United States Naval Academy.

Throughout his 19-year coaching career, Brandt has had incredible success. He holds a .786 career winning percentage, was the fastest coach to 200 wins in NCAA soccer history and compiled a 310-72-34 record.

The Riverhounds are set to introduce their new head coach at a press conference on Monday.

“I could not be more excited about the opportunity to join the Riverhounds organization,” said Brandt, a native of Mechanicsburg, Pennsylvania. “The Naval Academy is an extremely special institution, and one that I will always hold close to my heart. My time there was a truly life-impacting experience, but the opportunity to coach professionally in a great sports city like Pittsburgh is one that I couldn’t turn down. I am now looking forward to my time with the Riverhounds organization, one which without question has great potential.”

The Riverhounds notched their first victory of the season this weekend. Now, they hope to build off of that momentum with Brandt at the helm.

Dave Brandt will coach his first game with the Riverhounds Saturday, May 28 against Red Bulls II at 10 p.m. in New York.

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