USF Director of Athletics Mark Harlan announced Dec. 18, 2016 the appointment of Bob Butehorn as head coach of the USF men’s soccer program.
A member of the University of Tampa’s 1981 national championship team and a three-time conference coach of the year, Butehorn previously led Florida Gulf Coast University’s men’s soccer program to six conference regular season championships, four NCAA Tournament appearances and Top 25 rankings in five seasons since 2010.
Butehorn has over 20 years of collegiate coaching experience, including 10 seasons (2007-16) as head coach at FGCU where he built programs from the ground up. Hirecd a year prior to the program’s inaugural season in 2007, Butehorn guided the Eagles to a 95-62-23 record in 10 seasons, including a dominant 52-18-7 mark in the Atlantic Sun Conference (ASUN).
Denise Schilte-Brown became the second coach in the history of the University of South Florida women’s soccer program in December of 2006, bringing with her new energy and enthusiasm for both the team and the University.
Schilte-Brown will enter her 12th year at the helm of the University South Florida women’s soccer program in the fall of 2018 and 20th year as a head coach overall. In her 11 seasons at USF, Schilte-Brown has amassed a record of 114-70-35 and a 208-136-53 slate overall.
She has led the Bulls to four BIG EAST Championship appearances, the program’s first American Athletic Conference Championship in 2017, back-to-back American Athletic Conference Championship appearances in 2014 & 2015, and a semifinal appearance in the inaugural season of the American Athletic Conference in 2013. She has only missed two postseason conference tournaments in 16 seasons and led USF to its first-ever NCAA Tournament appearance in 2010, its second in 2014, third in 2015 and fourth in 2017.
Schilte-Brown led the program to one of its best finishes in history in 2017. USF won the American Athletic Conference Tournament Championship and made it to the second round of the NCAA tournament for just the second time in program history. The team posted a program-best AAC record at 7-1-0 during the regular season. During the season, Schilte-Brown reached her 200th overall win, and helped the program to its 200th overall win.
Under Schilte-Brown, the Bulls have improved in almost every offensive and defensive category over the years. USF bettered its numbers from the previous season in four straight seasons in wins, BIG EAST wins, goals scored, points, shots on goal, goals allowed, GAA and shutouts. USF’s 39 goals scored in 2015 were the most of the Schilte-Brown era and the most since 1998, when it scored 59 goals on the season. It is the third most all-time in USF history.
In 2016, Schilte-Brown reached her 100th win at the helm of the Bulls and led the team to the longest perfect record in the nation with eight straight wins. USF was ranked for seven consecutive weeks and reached the highest ranking in program history at No. 14.
In 2015, Schilte-Brown’s squad tied the record for wins in a season (15) and posted one of the best marks in non-conference play in school history. The squad was ranked in polls for consecutive weeks and reached one of the highest rankings in program history at No. 18. The team advanced to the conference championship for the second straight year and the NCAA tournament for the second straight year.
In 2014, Schilte-Brown led the team to a 13-7-2 record and a 6-3-0 mark in conference play. The Bulls advanced to the championship match of the conference tournament before falling in penalty kicks to second-seeded UConn. USF advanced to its second NCAA tournament appearance under Schilte-Brown and hosted the first round at Corbett Stadium.
The 2010 season proved to be a year of firsts for USF, not only under Schilte-Brown but the entire program. She took the Bulls the farthest they had ever been in the BIG EAST Championships. The Bulls were the No. 3 seed out of the American Division and received a first-round bye. USF traveled to the nation’s capital and knocked off Georgetown in the quarterfinals.
Prior to 2010 the Bulls had never advanced past the second round of the championships and had never finished higher than second in a conference tournament in 16 seasons. USF was 3-3 in six BIG EAST Conference Championship matches.
More impressively the Bulls earned the program’s first NCAA Tournament in 2010 and picked up their first NCAA win, a 3-1 over Auburn in the first round in Tallahassee, Fla. The Bulls bowed out of the tournament in a 2-1 loss to No. 8 Florida State in the second round.
Additionally, women’s soccer finished ranked in a national poll for the first time in school history following the 2010 campaign.
The Bulls finished ranked No. 25 by Soccer America in the final regular season poll, No. 28 by Top Drawer Soccer and received votes in the final postseason ranking by the NCSAA, all of which were program firsts.
In 2009, USF returned to the BIG EAST Tournament and picked up its first BIG EAST postseason win, a 1-0 win over DePaul in Tampa in the first round. Following the season, the Bulls were recognized by Somis Sports as the 13th most improved women’s soccer programs in America from 2008 to 2009.
In her first season at USF, Schilte-Brown guided the Bulls to a 4-10-3 record and led the Bulls to their first Big East Championships in school history.
In 2008, Schilte-Brown welcomed 28 newcomers to her soccer program and eclipsed the win total from the previous season but missed out on post season play.
During her seven years at VCU, Schilte-Brown led the Rams to a 77-51-17 record, including Colonial Athletic Association (CAA) conference championships in 2004 and 2005 and a third-place finish in 2006. The Rams won the CAA Tournament as well in 2004 and under Schilte-Brown’s guidance advanced to the program’s only two NCAA Tournament appearances in 2004 and 2005.
Prior to arriving at VCU in 2000, Schilte-Brown directed the University of Maryland-Baltimore County Retrievers to an 18-17-1 record over two seasons, including a second and fourth-place finish in the Northeast Conference.
After graduating from UMBC in 1996 with a bachelor’s degree in economics, Schilte-Brown served as an assistant coach at both Eckerd (Fla.) College (1997) and the University of Tampa (1998) before returning to her alma mater. While in Florida, she was also the head coach of the Tampa Heather U-13 and U-19 youth soccer clubs.
Since 2002, Schilte-Brown has served as a Region I staff coach for the U-19 Olympic Development Program (ODP) and was an assistant coach for the Virginia Youth Soccer Association (VYSA) U-17 ODP. She was also a head coach at both the 2003 and 2004 InfoSport Pro Soccer Combines.
Schilte-Brown also recently became a U.S. National Training Staff coach and is working towards obtaining her UEFA “B” Coaching Badge.
In February of 2001, Schilte-Brown became the first women’s soccer player to be inducted into UMBC’s Athletic Hall of Fame. The 1996 Big South Conference Player of the Year earned all-conference accolades four consecutive seasons while at UMBC and was the team MVP three of her four seasons with the Retrievers. Schilte-Brown still holds the UMBC record in goals (55), assists (38) and points (148).
A native of Grimsby, Ontario, and a member of the 1997 Canadian National Team, Schilte-Brown also played two seasons in the Women’s Bundesliega professional league in Germany as well as the W-League in the United States from 1998-2001.