Blair Reid, entering his 30th season as men’s head soccer coach, has amassed a record of 341-199-30 while at Grand View. He is currently the fifth winningest active coach in the NAIA and Grand View is among the top 25 winningest NAIA programs. Reid has coached the Vikings to 14 Midwest Collegiate Conference Championships, ten MCC Tournament Championships, seven NAIA District 15 Championships, one NAIA Region VII Championship and seven National Tournament appearances. He has been named NAIA Region Coach of the Year four times, MCC Coach of the Year six times, and District Coach of the Year seven times. He has coached 39 All-Americans and 15 Academic All-American Scholars during his tenure.
Reid coached USL member the Des Moines Menace from 1994-1997. In 1995 the Menace qualified for the PDL’s prestigious National Tournament. At the time Reid was voted PDL National Coach of the Year. He was also head boys’ coach for Dowling High School in West Des Moines 1985-1993, amassing a 125-25-12 record.
A native of Edinburgh, Scotland, Reid graduated from New York State University at Brockport in 1975. In 2001 he was inducted into the Iowa High School Soccer Coaches Hall of Fame. Reid was instrumental establishing soccer as a state-sanctioned high school sport in Iowa.
Reid resides in Des Moines with wife, Dot.
Al Driscoll is in his third season as assistant coach. A former Grand View player under Coach Reid, Driscoll was a three- time captain and guided the Vikings to four consecutive District 15 Championships. He was All-District First Team four times, and a two-time Region and All-American selection.
His professional playing career includes stints with NPSL Illinois Thunder, the USISL Indoor League (Permian Basin) TX, USISL Outdoor League with Austin Soccadillos, TX, player for the Des Moines Menace 1994-1997, and player and coach for the 1998-99 Menace making consecutive trips to the USL Final Four. He was team captain for multiple teams, Permian Basin, TX, Austin Soccadillos, TX and for the Menace. He was also a two-time All-star selection. Driscoll was a player and coach for the USL Select Atlanta Silverbacks.
He has coached many seasons of youth soccer in Central Iowa. With several State Championships and Region semi-finalists, he saw dozens of his players achieve NCAA and NAIA scholarships. Throughout his coaching and playing career, Driscoll stayed close to his alma mater and was instrumental in helping the Vikings qualify for the NAIA National Tournament in 2003, 2004, 2010, 2011, 2012 and 2013.
Coach Gabriel joined the coaching staff in 2012. He was a four-year starter and letter winner for Grand View and Coach Reid from 1999-2002.
Gabriel has over a decade of coaching experience and has coached Grand View Academy and Vision Soccer Academy of Waukee teams. He is currently the head girls’ soccer coach at Waukee High School.
Coach Gabriel resides in Grimes with his wife, Lisa, and daughters Raena and Riley.
Coach Rennie has been the Vikings’ goalkeepers coach for six seasons. A native of Edinburgh, Scotland, Rennie had a very successful playing career at Iowa Wesleyan College where he was a three-time all-conference selection and team captain. He has also played for Falkirk and Alloa Athletic Football Clubs of the Scottish professional leagues.
Rennie holds a USSF ‘D' License and NSCAA Advanced National and Advanced National Goalkeeping Diplomas. For the last seven years, he has been one of the professional coaches for JUSC and Sporting Iowa. In addition Coach Rennie is also the State of Iowa
Augie Gutierrez is in his first season as an assistant coach with the Vikings. A former Grand View player under Reid, Gutierrez was three-time team captain and guided the Vikings to three District 15 championships. He was voted to the All-District First Team four-times and was both a three-time All-Region and All-American selection. His professional playing career includes five years with the Des Moines Menace, one year with the Sioux City Breeze, and one year in Kansas City.
Gutierrez has coached many seasons of youth soccer in Central Iowa. In 2013, he started Next Level Soccer Training which is geared towards helping young players reach their maximum soccer potential.
|17-7-1 (.700)||7-4-1 (.625)||Lost 1|
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|Missouri Valley College|
|Heart of America Athletic Conference Championship GVU wins PK 4-1|
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|Heart of America Athletic Conference semifinals|
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|Heart Conference Tournament|
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