Rudy Brownell's 10th season as Head Men's Soccer Coach at Tiffin University in 2016 was yet another exciting season for the Dragons. The Dragons were crowned GLIAC Tournament Champions, and were 2016 NCAA Regional qualifiers.
Since taking over in 2007 from long time Men's Soccer Coach Ian Day, Brownell has a 110-56-19 record Brownell, who also was named Assistant Athletic Director in January 2017, has led the Dragons to three NCAA Regional appearances in the last four years while also winning championships in six of the last eight seasons (2 GLIAC regular season championships, four GLIAC Tournament Championships).
Brownell, who also holds a 84-39-16 career mark as Head Women's Coach, helped lead the Dragons to their third NCAA Regional appearance and fourth GLIAC Tournament Championship in 2016. They previously won two consecutive GLIAC Tournament Championships in 2008 and 2009, while also winning for the third time in 2011.
In just seven seasons at the helm of the women's program, Brownell made his mark with the Dragons women's soccer program. In 2008, the Dragons women's soccer program earned admission to the NCAA National Tournament after reaching a ranking of 4th in the Midwest Region.
In 2004 the Lady Dragon program posted an 11-6-1 mark while finishing 2nd in the American Mideast Conference and making it to the Region IX final four. In his initial campaign, after losing nine seniors and starting nine new players, he led the 2003 Dragons women's soccer program to an 8-6-6 record, a 3rd place finish in the American Mideast Conference and also finished Runner-up in the Region IX Tournament.
Brownell earned a Bachelor's degree in Business Administration from Tiffin University and also obtained a Master's Degree in Business Administration from Tiffin University . He competed as defender for the Dragons from 1992-1995. Brownell also helped the Dragons capture the 1992 & 1995 AMC titles. Tiffin posted a 65-24-3 record during his career. The 1992 team also made it to the NAIA National Tournament.
After graduation, Brownell played professionally for the Cleveland White Caps of the USISL in 1998. He was also assistant coach for the women's and men's soccer programs. He helped the women's soccer program to four American Mideast Conference Championship crowns and to an 84-33-4 overall record. The Dragons went 45-2-1 in the AMC. The team was also ranked nationally from 1998-2000. The women's team advanced to the region final four and also made it to the national tournament in 2000 and 2002. As the assistant coach for the men's soccer program, he helped the team win the American Mideast Conference title in 1999, and take second place in 1996 and 2004. From 1996 to 2004 the team also posted a 116-62-13 overall record and made it to the region Final Four two out of the last three years.