Bryheem Hancock Assistant Coach/Goalkeeping Coach University of Southern Florida
On April 6, 2009, University of South Florida men's soccer coach George Kiefer added former MLS goalkeeper Bryheem Hancock to the Bulls' coaching staff for the 2009 season.
“I am very excited to have Bryheem join our staff at USF,” said Kiefer. “He has firsthand experience in winning a National Championship, and I believe he brings a lot of experience for the program and to our goalkeepers. He is going to be a great addition to our program.”
Hancock, who enters his third season on the staff and works primarily with the USF goalkeepers, got off to a bang-up start to his coaching career during the 2009 campaign. Under Hancock’s watchful eye, USF goalkeeper Jeff Attinella was named the BIG EAST Goalkeeper of the Year and was also named a first team National Soccer Coaches Association of America All-American – the second ever under head coach George Kiefer. During that year, Attinella recorded a 14-4-3 record with seven shutouts and a 0.83 goals against average.
Hancock played his collegiate soccer for the University of Connecticut from 1998-2001. He was also part of the U-17 National Team, where he was named captain in 1997 and 1998, and was the starting goalkeeper in the 1997 FIFA U-17 World Championships in Egypt.
While at UConn, Bryheem helped lead the Huskies to an NCAA Division I National Championship in 2000. The Middletown, Del. native was named to the NCAA College Cup All-Tournament Team in 2000. Hancock was named BIG EAST Goalkeeper of the Year in 2001 as well as earning All-American status. In his senior season, he was honored with the 2001 Leadership Student-Athlete Award.
He finished his career at UConn boasting a 0.62 goals against average.
In 2001, Hancock was the first goalkeeper selected in the 2001 MLS Draft by the LA Galaxy. In 2003, Hancock was named the Atlanta Silverback MVP while recording the team record for most saves in a season and most saves in a single game. He accumulated additional honors in 2004 with the Toronto Lynx as the team defensive MVP. In his year with the Lynx, he held the team record for most saves in a season.
Hancock is a 2001 graduate of UConn, holding a B.S. in communications.