John Brown University’s Coach Named 2000 NAIA Region VI Socc

Siloam Springs, Ark (December 6, 2000) — Dr. Bob Gustavson, JBU head soccer coach and professor of health science, has been selected the 2000 NAIA Region VI Soccer Coach of the Year.

“Coach Gustavson continues to contribute to the development of outstanding young men through the JBU soccer program,” said Dr. Robert Burns, JBU director of intercollegiate athletics and chair of the health science division. “The recognition is well-deserved both for Coach Gustavson and John Brown University.”

Coach Gustavson is in his 21st season with the Golden Eagles and has a combined record of 230-135-32 at JBU. After a 14-8 season, which included winning nine of their last ten regular season contests, Coach Gustavson is now only nine wins short of 300 collegiate coaching wins in his career. Gustavson is a graduate of the University of Connecticut.

The honor comes shortly after the Sooner Athletic Conference (SAC) recently honored Gustavson along with junior Leonardo Peirano of Uruguay, and freshman Frederico Suarez with their annual post-season awards. After setting the JBU single-season-goal record of 33 goals this season, Peirano is quickly becoming the most honored Golden Eagles soccer player in school history. Frederico Suarez, also a native of Uruguay, was chosen SAC Freshman of the Year this season

John Brown University is a private university with an enrollment of over 1,500 students from 46 states and 30 countries. JBU is a member of the Arkansas Independent Colleges and Universities and the Council for Christian Colleges and Universities.