David Madsen joined the Bison in May 2015 after spending the last five years as an assistant at Wisconsin-Milwaukee. During Madsen’s tenure at Wisconsin-Milwaukee, the Panthers won four straight Horizon League championships and made four NCAA Tournament appearances from 2010-13. In 2011, the squad defeated Illinois State in the first round to mark the first NCAA Tournament victory in program history.
Among his myriad of duties at Wisconsin-Milwaukee, Madsen served as the team’s goalkeepers coach. His top goalkeeper in 2011, Jamie Forbes, posted 11 shutouts and was named the Horizon League Goalkeeper of the Year and Co-Defensive Player of the Year. Most recently, keeper Paige Lincicum was named to the Horizon League All-Freshman Team in 2013.
In addition to his on-field duties, Madsen played a major role in the program’s recruiting efforts, and he helped coordinate a number of community service and alumni events. He also assisted with the team’s academic enhancement efforts, and during his five years in Milwaukee coached nine NSCAA Scholar-All-Region and three Scholar All-America student-athletes.
A Milwaukee native, Madsen was a goalkeeper during his playing days at Wisconsin-Whitewater, and he captained the team as a senior in 2002. He led the team to three NCAA Round of 16 appearances and posted a career 0.92 goals-against average with 24 shutouts and a 38-14-4 record. He was an NSCAA All-Region selection in 2002.