Keith Tiemeyer completed his fifth season as an associate head coach with the University of Wisconsin men's soccer program in 2013. Tiemeyer joined the Badgers' men's soccer program as an assistant coach after being hired on Jan. 28, 2009.
|The Tiemeyer File|
|Name: Keith Tiemeyer|
|Alma Mater: Regis University, 1991|
|Collegiate Coaching Experience|
|• Assistant Coach, UW, 2009-Present|
|• Head Coach, Regis University, 2007-08|
|• Assistant Coach, Regis University, 2006|
|• Assistant Coach, University of Denver, 1994-99|
|Additional Soccer Experience|
|• Colorado State Youth Soccer Association, 1998-2002|
|• Colorado Olympic Development Program coach and evaluator, 1998-2002|
Since arriving in Madison, Coach Tiemeyer has worked with the Madison 56ers, Madison FC, FC Wisconsin, Waunakee Soccer Club and the Wisconsin ODP teams.
Tiemeyer was vital in helping the Badgers earn 14 victories in 2013, the program's most wins since 1995, and guiding the Badgers to their first NCAA tournament berth in 18 years.
Serving as UW's director of recruiting, Tiemeyer helped bring in the 13-man senior class that set numerous records in 2013, while also extending the nation's longest active home unbeaten streak (14) with a win over Milwaukee (Nov. 21, 2013) in the opening round of the NCAA tournament.
Tiemeyer's efforts also helped both Tomislav Zadro and AJ Cochran earn 2013 Big Ten Offensive and Defensive Player of the Year honors, respectively, as the duo became the first pair of players from the same school to sweep the conference's top honors.
After earning NSCAA All-American honors and becoming the first MACC Hermann Trophy semifinalist in UW history, Cochran went on to become the first Wisconsin player selected in the 2014 MLS SuperDraft since 2005, and the first player selected in the first round since Mike Gentile (1995).
Under his watch, Wisconsin earned six shutouts in 2013 and also ended the regular season on a four-match win streak.
In Tiemeyer's third season at Wisconsin, the Badgers recorded their most wins since the 2003 season. The Badgers finished the 2011 season with a record of 10-8-2 and a semifinal finish at the Big Ten tournament. Wisconsin earned its first true victory at the conference tournament with a 2-0 win over Michigan in the opening round. Tiemeyer also helped coach UW to a 2-0 shutout victory over then-No. 6 Indiana on Oct. 2, marking Wisconsin's first win over the Hoosiers in 16 years.
Tiemeyer helped coach the Badgers to a semifinal finish at the 2010 Big Ten Tournament. After advancing past defending Big Ten champion Ohio State on penalty kicks in the opening round, Wisconsin fell to eventual Big Ten champion and NCAA College Cup semifinalist Michigan, 1-0, in the semifinal round. UW posted a 4-13-3 overall record for 2010 but went 3-2-1 over its last six games in Tiemeyer's second and head coach John Trask's first season.
Under head coach Todd Yeagley, Tiemeyer and the Badgers posted a 7-9-2 record in 2009. Wisconsin fell to Indiana in the quarterfinal round of the 2009 Big Ten Tournament.
Prior to arriving in Madison, Tiemeyer spent two years as the head coach at Regis University, his alma mater. In two seasons, Tiemeyer guided Regis, an NCAA Division II institution in Denver, Colo., to a 19-15-3 record.
After graduating from Regis with a bachelor's degree in business administration and finance in 1991, Tiemeyer became involved in the Colorado State Youth Soccer Association and eventually served as a coach and evaluator for the state's Olympic Development Program from 1998 to 2002.
Tiemeyer also served as an assistant coach at the University of Denver before joining the Regis staff as an assistant in 2006. He then took over as head coach in 2007 and guided the Rangers to an 11-7-1 record to match the best mark in school history. That included a 9-4-1 record in Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference play.
His 2008 squad went 8-8-2 overall, including a 7-5-2 mark in league play.
The move to the UW also is a return to the Division I ranks for Tiemeyer, who assisted at Denver from 1994 to 1999 and saw the Pioneers compile a 53-47-8 record over that span as the program made the transition to the NCAA's top level.
"The UW is an unbelievable school when you look at its academic profile," Tiemeyer said. "Add in the fact that it puts me back in Division I, and in a premier conference like the Big Ten, and the job presents a terrific opportunity."