Highlands High School has selected Brian Wiefering as the new girls’ head soccer coach. Wiefering has been the HHS girls’ freshman soccer coach for the past three years.
Wiefering has a long and impressive history with soccer beginning as a player at the age of five. In addition to club soccer, he played on the HHS soccer team all four years of high school, earning honors of All-District Team, All Region Team, 110% Hustle Award and a Leadership Award.
Additionally, Wiefering has been coaching a u14 (under age 14) girls’ soccer team for the Kings Academy Soccer Club for the past seven years, where his team finished in 2nd place in the 2013 KY State Finals. Past experience also includes eight years coaching a Cincinnati u14 league team that progressed from 6th Division players to 1st Division champions.
"I am so grateful to be coaching at the same high school that I attended and played soccer,” Wiefering said. “Having the opportunity to lead the HHS girls’ soccer program to become a state contender, while developing each athlete’s potential, is something I am greatly looking forward to. Two of my greatest passions are working with young athletes and soccer; and I now get to do both every day. I am truly elated.”
“I am very excited for the girls who play soccer,” athletic director Dale Mueller said. “Brian has already done an outstanding job coaching girls’ soccer, and he has a great passion to make a positive impact on students’ lives on and off the field.”
Principal Brian Robinson added, “We are very pleased to have Brian begin as the new girls’ soccer head coach. His expertise for training athletes and coaching soccer is only matched by his enthusiasm for both the sport and growing the athletes involved. We are very excited about the future of Highlands’ soccer. “
Wiefering lives in Fort Thomas with his wife, Heidi, and their four daughters; Madalyn, Molly, Maria and Makena.
Wiefering replaces Tommy Kearns and will immediately begin serving as head coach for the 2014-15 school year.