Dec. 2, 2009

Courtesy of Indiana Athletics

Indiana University Vice President and Director of Intercollegiate Athletics Fred Glass announced today that the contract of Men's Soccer Coach Mike Freitag would not be renewed. Coach Freitag was notified yesterday of the non-renewal of his one year contract effective Dec. 31, 2009.

"Mike is a great person who has contributed much to Indiana University," Glass said. "Still, upon a careful and deliberate review of both objective and subjective information about the program, and after talking at length with Mike, I have become convinced that this hallowed program needs new leadership. I like Mike and wish him well."

Coach Freitag played soccer at Indiana from 1976-1979, earning All-America honors in 1979. He was a full-time assistant coach for Indiana from 1993-2003. He became head coach in 2004 and that year led IU to its seventh National Championship in Men's Soccer.

The contracts of Assistant Coaches Phil Presser and Aleksey Korol were also not renewed.

A search for Coach Freitag's successor will begin immediately. Glass expressed a strong preference for one of the many distinguished alumni of Indiana University soccer as a successor to Freitag, and noted that IU would be reaching out to a number of them.