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Phil Ruskin
Director of Soccer Operations
2010-11 Men's Soccer Coaches
PHONE: (219) 464-5059 EMAIL: Philip.Ruskin@valpo.edu
Phil Ruskin

Phil Ruskin enters his second season as a member of the Crusader men’s soccer coaching staff this year, serving as director of soccer operations after working as a volunteer assistant in 2009. Ruskin will assist in coaching both the varsity and reserve sides in 2010.

Ruskin comes to Valpo from Elmhurst College, where he was a four-year letterwinner for the Blue Jays on the pitch. He earned the team’s Golden Goal award as a senior in 2008.

Ruskin also currently serves as head coach of the NWI United U16 squad and previously has gained coaching experience with the Downers Grove Roadrunners FC, as well as conducting personal one-on-one training. He holds his USSF “D” license and the NSCAA National Diploma.

Ruskin earned a bachelor’s degree in organizational communication from Elmhurst in 2008. He is currently working towards a master’s degree in sports administration from Valparaiso.

2010-11 Men's Soccer
Men's Soccer Coaches
Mike Avery
Head Coach
Jeff Oleck
Assistant Coach
Cailean Bailey
Assistant Coach/Reserve Team Head Coach
Phil Ruskin
Director of Soccer Operations
Donnie Hathorn
Volunteer Assistant
M Soccer Lake Forest Brown Field
Aug 23, 11:00 a.m. Valpo
M Soccer Lewis Brown Field
Aug 25, 7:00 p.m. Valpo
Football Valpo Macomb, Ill.
Aug 28, 6:00 p.m. Western Illinois
Volleyball Valpo Durham, N.C.
Aug 29, 3:00 p.m. Wofford
M Soccer Valpo Raleigh, N.C.
Aug 29, 6:00 p.m. North Carolina State
Volleyball Valpo Durham, N.C.
Aug 30, 2:00 p.m. Campbell
Volleyball Valpo Durham, N.C.
Aug 30, 6:00 p.m. North Carolina Central
M Soccer Valpo Davidson, N.C.
Aug 31, 3:00 p.m. Davidson
Volleyball IUPUI ARC
Sep 3, 7:00 p.m. Valpo
Volleyball Valpo Brookings, S.D.
Sep 5, 10:00 a.m. UMKC
Volleyball Valpo Brookings, S.D.
Sep 5, 5:00 p.m. Stephen F. Austin
W CC Crusader Open Sunset Hills Farm
Sep 5, 5:00 p.m.
M CC Crusader Open Sunset Hills Farm
Sep 5, 5:45 p.m.
Volleyball Valpo Brookings, S.D.
Sep 6, 2:00 p.m. South Dakota State
Football Saint Joseph's (Ind.) Brown Field
Sep 6, 7:00 p.m. Valpo
M Soccer Valpo Indianapolis, Ind.
Sep 9, 6:00 p.m. Butler