Brandon Bowman, a 15-year head coaching veteran with the eighth-highest winning percentage in Division III men’s soccer, was named the 10th head coach in Carnegie Mellon University history in the spring of 2014.

Bowman led the Tartans back to the NCAA Tournament in his second season at the helm as the team finished the season with an 11-4-3 record. Three games into the season, the Tartans took down #3 Messiah by a 4-3 score and went on to finish third in the University Athletic Association. Senior Connor Webb was named the program’s eighth NSCAA All-American and first since 2009 while five players earned All-UAA recognition.

Bowman’s first year with the Tartans turned in an 8-5-3 record against some of the top teams in Division III, as the team faced three nationally ranked opponents and five NCAA tournament participants. Individual honors were given to junior Connor Webb who continued the trend of a Carnegie Mellon men’s soccer player being named to the NSCAA All-Region team as the 2014 season marked the 14th time in 15 years at least one Tartan received the honor. Additionally, five players were named to the All-UAA squad.

Bowman came to Carnegie Mellon after a rich tradition of success at Division III Transylvania University, where he served as the head coach since the 2002 season. During his tenure, Bowman compiled a 168-39-31 overall record and a 77-7-9 mark in Heartland Collegiate Athletic Conference (HCAC) play. The four-time HCAC Coach of the Year also guided seven teams to the NCAA tournament, reaching the Elite Eight in 2009 and the Sweet 16 in 2007.