Eaglesham joins Men's Soccer coaching staff

Eaglesham joins Men's Soccer coaching staff

BELLEVUE, Neb. -- Bellevue University men's soccer coach Mark Heath-Preston has announced the addition of former Bruin standout Graeme Eaglesham to the coaching staff for the 2018 season.

He replaces the outgoing Mitch Kavanagh, who had spent the past three seasons as an assistant on the Bellevue staff.

Originally from Ayrshire, Scotland Eaglesham came to Bellevue in 2009 where he went on to earn dual bachelor degrees in Sports Management as well as Health and Human Performance. He is currently pursuing an MBA.

Eaglesham brings a wealth of experience as both a player and coach to the Bruin coaching box. In Scotland he played in the Scottish Football League for club sides Queens Park, Albion Rovers, and Partick Thistle. Additionally, he was a member of the Scotland U-18 National Team.

Currently, Eaglesham holds several coaching qualifications; SFA (Scottish Football Association) Level 2; USSF (United States Soccer Federation) E National License, and FA (Football Association) Level 1.

At BU, he was a three-time all-MCAC selection and earned MCAC Newcomer of the Year honors during his debut season.  He appeared in 52 games during his three-year career scoring 28 goals, including eight game-winners, and three assists.

Since the end of his playing career at Bellevue, he has worked as a Liverpool F.C. International Academy Coach (2015-17) coach, Elite Academy Coach (2018), Omaha Bryan High School Assistant Coach, and is a co-founder of Future Soccer.

The Bruins posted an overall mark of 8-7-2 (4-0-0 NSAA) during the 2017 season, securing their fourth-straight regular-season league title and reaching the semifinals of the Association of Independent Institutions Tournament.

Bellevue opens the 2018 season on Friday, Aug. 17 when they host Doane University at Bellevue West High School. Kick-off is scheduled for 7:30 p.m.