|Title:||Head Men's Soccer Coach|
|Previous College:||Master's, Athletic Administration, Temple (1990); Bachelor's, Business Administration, Messiah (1985)|
He brings his championship pedigree to Hope College after successful stops at Division III Messiah College (Pa.), and the Division I United States Naval Academy (Md.). He won six NCAA Division III national championships in 12 seasons at Messiah and guided Navy to its first postseason win in 41 years. He also coached professionally in the United Soccer League for Pittsburgh.
At Messiah, Brandt led the Falcons to six NCAA Division III national championships, eight final fours, and a 246-25-14 record over 12 seasons between 1997-2008. He reached the 200-win mark faster than any other coach in NCAA history — doing so in 2006 in 220 matches over a span of 10 seasons.
Brandt was a four-time National Soccer Coaches Association of America Division III National Coach of the Year. He coached five Division III National Players of the Year, 18 All-Americans, and 12 conference most valuable players.
At Navy, Brandt guided the Midshipmen to a 64-47-22 record over seven seasons, including a 35-17-8 mark over the final three. In 2013, Navy made its first NCAA Tournament appearance since 1989 and recorded its first NCAA postseason win since 1972.
In 2016, Brandt became head coach of the Pittsburgh Riverhounds midway through the season. The Riverhounds recorded an 11-point improvement during the 2017 season. He finished with a 14-29-19 record there.
Brandt holds an M.Ed in Athletic Administration from Temple University (1990) and a B.S. in Business Administration from Messiah (1985). He also received an honorary degree from the Naval Academy in 2016 for an "unusual and significant impact on the lives of Midshipmen.