Stetson Hatters Men’s Soccer
Fleck assumed head coaching duties with the men’s program following the 1993 season and turned in solid 9-7-0 and 8-60 seasons in 1994 and 1995, respectively. The 1996 season marked USF’s return to national prominence in men’s soccer when Fleck’s 1996 team advanced to the NCAA Tournament after a 13-year absence. The team won a share of the C-USA regular-season title, laid claim to the conference tournament title and set a new program record for wins in a season with a 17-4-0 mark. Fleck’s squad spent much of the season nationally ranked and rose as high as No. 10 in the Soccer News poll. Fleck has an eye for talent. He was instrumental in the signing of several standout players on the men’s side, including Major League Soccer star Mark Chung of the San Jose Earthquakes. He retired after the 2006 season after playing in 278 league matches, one of the highest totals in MLS history. Chung, who has made four MLS All-Star appearances as a member of four different teams (Kansas City, New York/New Jersey and Colorado), played under Fleck’s tutelage from 1989 through 1992. Another standout was U.S. National Team member Jeff Cunningham of the MLS FC Dallas. He was the MLS scoring champion in 2006 and won the Golden Boot Award with 16 goals and 11 assists. One of his top women’s players at USF Siri Norby is a member of the Norwegian National Team and played in the 2008 Olympic Games in China. Other Fleck recruits include MLS-drafted players Todd Deneault and USF’s all-time single-season goal-scoring leader Mike Mekelburg. Both were drafted in the 1997 MLS college draft. The Tampa Bay Mutiny selected Mekelburg in the ﬁrst round while the Columbus Crew selected Deneault in the third round. Fleck’s ﬁrst coaching job was at Seminole High School in Seminole, Fla., where he was the head boy’s soccer coach. He also coached boy’s soccer at Lyman High School in Orlando, Fla. Fleck was an assistant at Florida Southern College in 1985 and 1986, prior to accepting a position at the University of Arkansas-Little Rock where he initiated both men’s and women’s soccer programs. Fleck’s men were 23-14-8 over three seasons and advanced to the Trans America Athletic Conference playoffs all three years. His ﬁrst women’s team at UALR was regionally ranked as high as ninth. The following season the women qualiﬁed for the Central Region playoffs. Fleck holds a United States Soccer Federation National “A” license as well as a Youth National License. He has been an instructor at U.S. Soccer National Coaching Schools and for National Youth Licenses as well. He was the head coach of the United States Youth Soccer Association South Regional teams from 1989-91 and is currently on both coaching staffs for the women’s and men’s South Regional teams. In addition, Fleck is currently a U.S. Soccer Federation National staff coach. Fleck’s career began as a young boy who watched his father, the late Dr. Thomas Fleck, coach collegiate games at Lehigh University. Dr. Fleck was a soccer coach for decades at both the high school and collegiate level, and even coached against his son (Dr. Fleck won). His father has especially made an impact in youth soccer, winning the NSCAA Youth Long-Term Service Award in 1996 for his achievements. In addition to that award, he also earned the following honors: Torch Bearer (Boise, Idaho) 2002 Winter Olympic Games Torch Relay, Eastern Pennsylvania Soccer Hall of Fame, NSCAA Exceptional Services Award and the Order of AHEPA Outstanding Service Award. Dr. Fleck was a cornerstone in his son’s life. He provided the inspiration for his son to become a coach by his passion, love and enjoyment for the game of soccer.
B r u c e D I E T T E R L E Assistant Coach | First Year | Saint Anselm, 2006 Bruce Dietterle joined the Stetson men’s soccer coaching staff as an assistant in August of 2012. Dietterle comes to DeLand after a two-year stint as an assistant coach at the University of Montevallo, where he helped lead the Falcons to a 30-7-6 record during 2010 and 2011 and the program’s ﬁrst Peach Belt Conference Championship. While at Montevallo Deitterle was responsible for assisting in all aspects of coaching, as well as recruiting, weight program design and application, compliance, program development, academic monitoring, scheduling, and budgeting. Dietterle coached 10 All-Conference players, ﬁve All-Region honorees, and one All-American. The NCAA Division II program also included 10 Scholar All-Region players and a Scholar All-American. The squad earned NSCAA Team Scholar accolades both seasons that Dietterle was on the staff. Before coaching at Montevallo, Dietterle was an assistant coach at Division II Pfeiffer University for three seasons. He also has experience coaching club and ODP soccer in both North Carolina and Alabama. A four-year letter winner at Saint Anselm College during his playing days, Dietterle graduated from Saint A’s in 2006 with a Bachelor of Arts in Criminal Justice. He also holds a NSCAA National Coaching Diploma.
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