Mike Freitag

Organization: Colorado Soccer Association
Current Team(s): None
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Mike Freitag played at the University of Indiana from 1976-79, earning All-America honors in '79. He played professionally for the San Diego Sockers of the North American Soccer League and the Denver Avalanche of the Major Indoor Soccer League.

Mike spent two years as an assistant coach for the United States Under-17 National Team and also was the full-time Director of Coaching for the Colorado State Youth Soccer Association. He holds a U.S. Soccer Federation "A" Coaching License and a Scottish Football Association "B" License. Freitag was a member of the U.S. Soccer Federation Coaching Committee from 1990-91 and has held a number of key posts in youth soccer coaching in America. He was the head coach of the Region IV Olympic Development Program (1989-90) and head coach of the Colorado State Olympic Development Program (1987).

Indiana compiled a 202-38-14 record in Freitag's tenure as a full-time assistant coach from 1993 to 2003. In 2002, Freitag was recognized by College Soccer News as one of the nation's top assistant coaches. In addition, AFLAC included him in its list of the 500 best assistant coaches, in any sport, across the United States in 2002. In 2004 he took over as head coach from Hall of Famer Jerry Yeagley and went on to win the national title.
In 2010 he returned to Colorado Youth Soccer to become their Executive Director of Coaching.