Eric Busener will enter his third season as the head men's soccer coach at Thomas More College during the 2017-18 academic year.
In his first season as the Saints' head coach, Busener guided the team to a 16-3-1 record including an 8-0 record in the Presidents' Athletic Conference (PAC). The Saints won the PAC regular season title and earned an at-large bid to the NCAA Division III Championship. Busener also guided the Saints to a No. 2 national ranking, which is the highest ranking in program history.
Busener led Thomas More to a 10-9-2 record during his season season, including a 4-2-2 mark agains PAC opponents. The Saints advanced to the championship match of the PAC Championship Tournament, where they fell in overtime.
Priogr to being named head coach, he just completed his third year of his second stint as an assistant to the Saints' men's and women's soccer teams. He helped lead the two teams to a combined record of 108-15-11 and six Presidents' Athletic Conference (PAC) Championships and six NCAA Tournament appearances, capped by an Elite 8 appearance by the women's team this past season and school record for most wins in a season by both teams in 2014. Busener will continue to serve as an assistant coach with the Thomas More women's soccer program.
Between his two stints with the Saints, Busener served assistant men's soccer coach at Northern Kentucky University from 2008-2011. The Norse went 65-16-9 during his time at Northern Kentucky and the team went to four NCAA Division II Tournament, where it was national semifinalists in 2008 and National Champions in 2010.
Busener is a 2006 graduate of Thomas More and was a two-year Most Valuable Player at Thomas More, while serving as a two-year team captain and as a member of the Student Athlete Advisory Committee (SAAC). Prior to his college career, Eric graduated from LaSalle High School, where he earned first-team All-Greater Catholic League and All-Southwest Ohio honors.
Busener has worked with the Northern Kentucky Soccer Academy since 2007 and has been the assistant director of coaching and head trainer since 2010 and holds a NSCAA National Diploma and USSF "E" Licence.