HIGH POINT, N.C. – High Point University women’s soccer head coach Marty Beall announced on Thursday that Brandi Fontaine has been promoted to the position of Associate Head Coach. Fontaine has worked for the past four seasons as an assistant coach under Beall at HPU.
“I am very excited to announce that Brandi Fontaine has been elevated to the position of Associate Head Coach. Brandi has been a key ingredient to our program’s success over the past four years. She has done an unbelievable job as our recruiting coordinator, managing our recruits and the communication with club coaches. Her hard work and dedication are second to none and she is an exemplary role model for our student-athletes.”
Fontaine joined the Panthers along with Beall prior to the 2009 season and has helped oversee the most successful stretch in program history. In four seasons, High Point has won back-to-back Big South Tournament Championships in 2009 and 2010 and Big South Regular Season titles in both 2010 and 2012.
“I am extremely honored to be given the opportunity to continue to coach at such a great institution as High Point University in the capacity of Associate Head Coach,” Fontaine said. “I am also very happy to continue working alongside Coach Beall. I have had the privilege of learning the ins and outs of college coaching working with him over the past several years. Along with being a great mentor to me as a coach, he has helped me develop into the person I am today.”
HPU has won 36 games in the past four seasons including 24 in Big South play. In 2010, the Panthers matched their Div. I record with 11 wins and clinched a share of the Big South Regular Season Championship with a 6-2-1 record. Last season, High Point finished with a 10-6-6 overall record and won the outright Big South Regular Season title with a conference record of 8-1-2. The eight conference wins by HPU was a new program record.
High Point claimed back-to-back Big South Tournament Championships in 2009 and 2010. The Panthers did not concede a single goal in six-straight conference tournament games. HPU advanced to the NCAA Women’s Soccer Championship both seasons, facing North Carolina in 2009 and Maryland in 2010.
Fontaine followed Beall from Francis Marion University, where the two spent four seasons together. Fontaine served as an assistant coach for Beall in 2008 after completing a stellar three-year playing career at FMU from 2005-07.