Bluffton University has named Sean Elvert as its next head men’s soccer coach.
Elvert returns to Bluffton after serving as an assistant men’s soccer coach at Ohio Northern University for the past year. The two years prior, he was the assistant men’s soccer coach at Bluffton and briefly led the team as the interim head coach. In both assistant roles, he gained significant experience in recruiting, day-to-day operations and player training.
“I couldn’t be more excited to take on the head coaching responsibility at Bluffton University,” said Elvert. “I am focused on developing well-rounded student-athletes who integrate themselves into the campus community, while finding success in and out of the classroom. I want to thank Phil Talavinia, athletic director, for this opportunity.”
Over the past three years, Elvert has also held various roles within Ohio Extreme Soccer Club which included being a director of multiple programs.
As a Naperville, Ill. native, Elvert played collegiately at Division III Loras College in Dubuque, Iowa. During his tenure as a goalkeeper with the program, the team won three conference championships and made three NCAA Tournament appearances. In those three appearances, they made two runs to the “Final Four” and one trip the “Sweet 16”.
He holds a United Soccer Coaches National Diploma and multiple goalkeeping diplomas.
Elvert earned a bachelor’s degree in sports management from Loras College in 2015 and a Master of Business Administration from Bluffton University in 2017. He takes over for James Kusak who served as head coach for two years.