Chad Wiseman
Position: Head Coach
Alma Mater: Western Michigan
Graduating Year: 2009
Phone: 269-276-3584
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The Western Michigan Division of Intercollegiate Athletics announced on Jan. 31, 2013, the hiring of Chad Wiseman as the seventh head coach of the Bronco men's soccer program. Wiseman recently completed his fourth season as head coach at Olivet College, where he led the Division III Comets to a national top 25 ranking and an appearance in the Michigan Intercollegiate Athletic Association (MIAA) Championship game in each of the last two seasons. Wiseman was formerly an assistant coach at Western Michigan for seven seasons and played his collegiate career at WMU, where he was a four-year letterwinner.

Wiseman guided Olivet to four-straight winning seasons and posted the best winning percentage in the program's 40-year history, amassing a record of 53-25-6 (.659). The Comets finished 2012 with a 16-5-1, 10-4 MIAA record, setting the school record for single-season wins, `MIAA wins as well as MIAA points (30). The team was ranked in the top 25 in the nation for five consecutive weeks, with its highest ranking at No. 6. Two players were named All-Region, a school record seven were named All-MIAA and Cory Werner Hoskins became the first player in school history to be named the MIAA Newcomer of the Year.

Wiseman was the assistant coach at Western Michigan from 2003-08, where he helped guide the Broncos to a Mid-American Conference title and an NCAA Championship appearance in 2003. The 2003 Bronco squad also tied a program single-season record with 12 wins. The Brown & Gold followed that performance with a return to the championship game in 2004, in which WMU finished runner-up. While at Western Michigan, Wiseman coached 11 All-MAC players and four players were selected to the All-Great Lakes Region team.

Over his collegiate coaching career, Wiseman has recruited and developed 31 All-Academic, 30 All-Conference, 10 All-Region, one All-Region Scholar and one Academic All-District NCAA soccer players.

Wiseman has also served as the head varsity girls' soccer coach at Plainwell High School since 2004, where he led Plainwell to back-to-back Michigan High School Athletic Association (MHSAA) Division II championship games in 2011 and 2012, winning the state title in 2011. Overall, Wiseman has led the Trojans to eight Wolverine Conference (WC) championships and six MHSAA District championships. He earned Coach of the Year honors seven times from the WC and six times from the district. In 2011 and 2012, Wiseman was named the Division II Michigan High School Soccer Coaches Association Coach of the Year and was the NSCAA Regional Coach of the Year and National Coach of the Year Finalist in 2012.

Wiseman additionally has been a staff coach for the Kalamazoo Kingdom, and is involved with the Premier and Super "Y" League programs. He has coached seven different teams, which have competed in the North American Finals in Tampa Bay each year. In 2005, Wiseman served as the general manager for Kingdom Indoor Center and director of operations for the Kalamazoo Kingdom Premier Development League (PDL).

Wiseman has also been a staff coach for the Olympic Development Program Super "Y" League Midwest Division. His duties have included selecting the top players throughout the Midwest to compete against other U13-17 age groups down in Bradenton each winter.

A four-year letterwinner at Western Michigan (1998-99, 2000-01), Wiseman played in 66 career matches and led the roster in scoring in three of his four campaigns. He served as team captain during this senior season. He earned a bachelor of science degree from WMU in 2009.