Brian Suskiewicz Named Bucknell Assistant Men's Soccer Coach
Aug. 27, 2001
LEWISBURG, Pa. - Brian Suskiewicz, a 1998 graduate of Boston College, joins the Bucknell men's soccer coaching staff after serving as an assistant coach for one season at Washington & Lee University. "We are extremely pleased to have Brian join our staff," commented head coach Brendan Nash. "He has competed at the highest level in the Big East and his academic record will relate well to our current student-athletes, as well as being an asset in the office on a daily basis."
Suskiewicz was a varsity letterwinner for the Eagles, a team that won the Big East Regular Season title in 1995. He was also successful in the classroom, earning the Athletic Directors Award for Academic Achievement in 1997 and earning a spot on the Big East Honor Academic All-Star Team in 1997-98.
In addition to his collegiate career, Suskiewicz has spent the past eight years serving as a site director and coach for World Class Soccer Camps. In the spring of 2000, he was the head coach at Thomas Jefferson High School for Science & Technology before becoming the assistant coach at Washington & Lee.
While at Washington & Lee, Suskiewicz helped coach the team to a 19-2 record and a season-ending eighth place national ranking. The 2000 team went to the NCAA Division III Tournament for the first time ever and advanced to the Regional Finals.
Suskiewicz received his master's degree in Secondary Education from Boston College in 2000. The assistant coach has completed the National Soccer Coaches Association of America National Diploma Course, and has earned his USSF National `D' Coaching License.
Bucknell has ranked among the nation's leaders in the graduation rate of its student-athletes in recent years, including best-in-the-nation accolades in 1992, 1993 and 1996. During the 2000-01 academic year, Bison student-athletes were awarded seven of the 22 Patriot League Scholar-Athlete citations, which topped the conference for the ninth straight year. Bucknell also claimed a league-high 249 members of the 2000-01 Patriot League Academic Honor Roll, which honors student-athletes who achieve a 3.20 grade-point average during the semester coinciding with his/her sport.