HOWELL – Bri Sleek, a former All-American soccer player, has been named the head coach of Cleary University’s women’s soccer team. She replaces Tom Hackenberry, who resigned.
“My task as athletic director was to find not only a solid soccer mind, but someone who could build a respected program and immediately begin to mold the players into the type of student-athletes we expect on our campus,” said Karl Kling, Cleary University athletic director. “Brianna Sleek brought to the table everything we sought: experience as a player, experience as a coach, and the passion to build a quality program.”
“It’s and incredible opportunity to help build a program from the ground up,” said Sleek. “It’s great to be starting something fresh, exciting and new. I enjoy working with young women and being able to affect them in a positive way on and off the field.”
Since 2012 Sleek has coached the freshman girls soccer team at Salem High School. She also has coached for several Michigan soccer clubs, including the Plymouth Reign and Livonia City Soccer Club.