Dave Brandt

Associate Professor of Kinesiology Instruction and Head Men's Soccer Coach
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Dave Brandt teaches Inspirational Leadership, a course offered through Hope’s Center for Leadership that combines classwork, practical experience and mentoring to guide students to discern their calling, develop their gifts and grow as servant leaders. He teaches several sections of the course each year.

Brandt has an extensive background as a speaker on organizational dynamics, culture and high performance. He previously was part of the speakers bureau at the United States Naval Academy and guest lectured regularly in the Academy’s leadership classes.

Brandt also is head coach of the Men’s Soccer team.

Before joining the Hope faculty and coaching staff in 2018, he coached men’s soccer at Division III Messiah College and the Division I United States Naval Academy, and coached professionally in the United Soccer League for Pittsburgh.


  • M.Ed., athletic administration, Temple University, 1990
  • B.S., business administration, Messiah College, 1985

Honors and Awards

  • Elected by the U.S. Naval Academy graduating class as one of three honorary members of the class, for significant impact on the lives of midshipmen, 2016
  • Six-time National Champion Coach at Messiah College, 2000, 2002, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2008
  • Four-time NSCAA Division III Coach of the Year, 2000, 2002, 2004, 2008
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Dave Brandt

Phone Number616.395.7287

DeVos Fieldhouse 222 Fairbanks Avenue Holland, MI 49423
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