St. John Vianney High School has announced the hiring of Brian Haddock as the fourth head soccer coach in the school’s history.
Haddock has been with the Griffins’ soccer program for 10 seasons. He will succeed Dave Gauvain, who directed the Griffins from 1997-2015.
“We are extremely excited to announce Brian as our new head men’s soccer coach. We are thrilled to have such a high caliber person leading our young men in the classroom and on the field. Brian is passionate about having a positive impact on the lives of young people. He is an amazing teacher, coach, and role model for our students,” Dr. Tim Dilg, Vianney’s Principal, said.
“Brian Haddock is considered one of the top coaches in the St. Louis area and has a wealth of leadership, coaching, and playing experience. His ability to build relationships with our student-athletes make him the clear leader of our program.” said Terry Cochran, Director of Athletics.
Haddock is in his 13th year as a teacher at Vianney and has served as the head assistant soccer coach for 10 seasons, helping the school achieve a 190-77-15 record during that time and make three Final Four appearances. He also has served as head coach for Nerinx Hall for 8 seasons compiling a 156-45-8 record, winning 4 Conference Titles, 4 District Championships and making 3 State Quarterfinal appearances.
Haddock is a graduate of Saint Louis University High School (’95) where he played soccer and baseball.
He received his undergraduate degree from Saint Louis University where he majored in Information Systems and Marketing while participating in both baseball and soccer for the Billikens. He was named an All-Academic Midwest Region Player in 2000. Haddock went on to receive his Masters in Teaching and Administration from Missouri Baptist University.
Brian and his wife, Lori have two sons, Braydon (7) and Blake (4) and reside in Oakville, MO.
"I feel so blessed to the next leader of the Vianney Griffin Soccer program. I think this is one of the most coveted positions in the state and I'm looking forward to the 2016 season and many more. I would like to thank the Vianney Administration for giving me this opportunity to lead the Griffins! It has not been lost on me that I’m just the 4th head coach in this storied program’s history. I take this responsibility very seriously and I am excited to begin working with our staff and players.” Haddock said.
St. John Vianney High School is dedicated to forming young men for spiritual, academic, and personal excellence in the Catholic, Marianist tradition.
Established in 1960, Vianney began its interscholastic soccer program in 1968 under the direction of Bob Hoffmann.
It then became a perennial soccer program under Mike Villa (pictured) who led the Griffins to 7 state championships. Dave Gauvain replaced Villa in 1997 and steered the program to five trips to the state’s Final Four.
“The Vianney administration would like to thank Dave Gauvain for his dedication, professionalism, and 19 years of service to the soccer program. He is a Man of Character and Accomplishment,” Dilg said.
Gauvain will remain a health instructor at the school. During his tenure at Vianney he coached his son Korey (Class of 2010) and enjoyed watching his son Jake (Class of 2017) compete in swimming. Dave Gauvain is also the Head Girls Soccer Coach at Cor Jesu Academy.