Head Coach Brian Jaworski
Head Coach Brian Jaworski
Brian Jaworski took over the Pioneer men's golf team in 2006 and has led the squad to success in that short span. In the spring of 2009, Grinnell shot some of its top scores in program history while proving itself among the top teams in the Midwest Conference.
Jaworski is also head coach of the powerful Pioneer men's soccer team. The 2009 Pioneer squad won the Midwest Conference Tournament title and earned the school’s first-ever NCAA Tournament appearance as Jaworski was voted MWC Coach of the Year.
Jaworski arrived at Grinnell in August of 2004, following a long and successful career as an assistant coach at DePauw University that spanned from 1991-2003. During his tenure as an assistant coach, the Tigers went 167-58-12 (.704) and made four NCAA Tournament appearances.
Jaworski has helped build the Pioneer program into a winner. After his first two teams went 10-19-2 overall and 5-13 in Midwest Conference
play, Grinnell has posted a combined overall mark of 46-32-13 and league record of 31-8-7 in the past five seasons. The Pioneers have posted winning records the last five years. In May 2003, Jaworski was named Aflac National Assistant Coach of the Year in recognition of his hard work and dedication to the DePauw University men's soccer program. The award is based on a coach's longevity and expertise, as well as contributions to the school and community, and special achievements throughout their careers.
In addition to his work with the men's soccer program at DePauw, he also was an assistant coach for the DePauw women's soccer team that advanced to the NCAA Final Four in 2003. Jaworski was a standout soccer player for the DePauw men's team from 1984-1988, and he became the
first and only player in the school's history to earn all-America honors in men's soccer, earning the distinction in 1988. He currently ranks seventh all-time in career goals scored with 31, and is eighth all-time in career points with 75. Jaworski, a 1989 graduate of DePauw, was inducted into the DePauw Athletic Hall of Fame in 2002.
As a head coach, Jaworski has coached two separate club teams to Indiana state championships. In 2002, his under-17 Dynamo FC Indianapolis club team claimed the state championship, and in 2000 his under-18 Dynamo FC Indianapolis squad won the team title. In 2004, Jaworski guided his Carmel United under-18 club to the final four of the Indiana state championship, where his team lost to the eventual state champion. Jaworski recently started the highly-successful Grinnell Soccer Academy which allowed several young players in the area to enhance their soccer skills. The first group of Academy attendees was honored prior to a Pioneer soccer game in the 2008 season. Also since in Grinnell, Jaworski has traveled around the state to lend his coaching talents to youth teams in multiple communities.
He and his wife Leslie (a staff member of the College’s psychology department), with the assistance of College coaches Tim Hollibaugh and Andy Hamilton, began the Grinnell Sports Camp in 2005. The camp allows participants to learn fundamentals and participate in drills in a variety of sports while also learning the values of sportsmanship and enjoyment of several activities.
Jaworski resides in Grinnell with his wife Leslie and their three children: Ann Marie, John and Calvin. He and his wife are actively involved with Grinnell's youth soccer program. In addition to his duties as head men's soccer and golf coach,
Jaworski also serves as an assistant professor in the Physical Education Department.