Bennett Resigns To Become Coach At Marquette
Dec. 7, 2005
MILWAUKEE - Louis Bennett has resigned as the head men's soccer coach at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee to become the head coach at Marquette.
Bennett has been the head coach at UWM for 10 seasons, leading the Panthers to the last five NCAA Tournaments. This past season, UWM was eliminated in the second round of the tournament by New Mexico, which has advanced to the national semifinals.
"Louis Bennett is a quality individual and a very successful head men's soccer coach. It has been a pleasure working with him these past 10 years. Louis' career has always been guided by what he feels is best for his family and that certainly played a role in his decision to make this career move," UWM Athletic Director Bud Haidet said. "I've always said success is a double-edged sword. We enjoy the successes but know, as all mid-major programs know, retention of successful coaches can be near impossible in some cases. But, that success also makes your job a very attractive one and I am confident we will receive interest from a number of highly-qualified individuals who want to take this program to yet another level of success."
UWM will begin a search for a new head coach immediately.