Ronnie Bouemboue (pronounced BOO-em-bay) joined the IUPUI men’s soccer coaching staff in August 2016 as top assistant under Head Coach Brian Barnett. The two coached together at Bradley University and Bouemboue comes to IUPUI from NC State where he was part of the Wolfpack staff as assistant coach and camp coordinator.
Bouemboue coached with Barnett at Bradley University from 2013-14, helping the Braves to the 2013 Missouri Valley Conference crown before heading back to Raleigh for a second stint at NC State.
As a player at NC State (2005-09), Bouemboue battled back from a knee injury that forced him to miss the 2007 season to earn second-team All-ACC honors in 2008 and 2009. He led the ACC in goals per game (0.74) in 2008 and led the Wolfpack in scoring with 32 points and 14 goals. As a senior, he led NC State to the 2009 NCAA Tournament. He also was a member of the ACC’s All-Rookie Team in 2005, when he also helped the Wolfpack to the NCAA Tournament. He was a three-time ACC All-Tournament Team selection.
The Brooklyn, N.Y.-native was a finalist for the 2009 Lowe’s Senior CLASS Award and was a four-year member of NC State’s student-athlete advisory committee (SAAC), serving as the organization’s president from 2007-09. He also represented student-athletes on the Counsel for Athletics Committee for three years.
He earned his bachelor’s degree in business administration (marketing) from NC State in 2008 and later competed his Master’s degree in liberal arts from NC State in 2013.
Bouemboue’s coaching experience began as an assistant coach for the North Carolina Olympic Development Program (ODP) in 2011 while he also coached Triangle Futbol Club from 2011-12 and the North Carolina Alliance after that.