The best of Indiana University’s venture community will get the opportunity to hear from one of the best collegiate soccer coaches in the nation when Todd Yeagley, head coach of the IU men’s soccer team, helps launch the inaugural IU Founders & Funders Network Venture Summit next month.
Yeagley, who will enter his 13th season at the helm of the Hoosier program in 2022, will deliver a keynote address on the second day of the summit, which will be held May 12-13 at IU Bloomington’s Indiana Memorial Union. The summit will bring together leading IU-affiliated entrepreneurs, innovators, investors and others driving the development of the university’s global venture ecosystem. IU Ventures, IU’s early-stage venture and angel investment arm, will host the summit, which will be presented by Bridge Bank, a division of Western Alliance Bank.
Registration for the summit is now open on the IU Ventures website. Registration is $95 and includes all summit programming.
Yeagley, who presides over one of the most successful collegiate soccer programs in the history of the sport, is expected to share his thoughts on the elements that are critical to building a winning culture. The Hoosiers have captured eight national championships, second only to Saint Louis University’s 10 titles, and appeared in 21 College Cups, which leads all Division I teams.
A four-time All-American at IU (1991-1994), Yeagley took the helm of IU’s storied soccer program in 2009. In just his third season as head coach, he led IU to the 2012 NCAA title, and he has guided the Hoosiers to two other final game appearances. During the 2020-21 season, for the second time in program history, Indiana claimed the Big Ten regular season and tournament titles in three-straight seasons.
Yeagley is a four-time Big Ten Coach of the Year winner, and he was named 2012 Soccer America Coach of the Year. He is also a member of the Indiana Soccer Hall of Fame, and in 2013 he was inducted into the Monroe County Hall of Fame and the IU Athletics Hall of Fame.
He earned a B.S. degree in sociology from Indiana in 2002. He and his wife, Suzy, have three children: Ben, Grant and Jay.
Read a press release about the summit. More information about the event, including a complete list of speakers and events, is also available on the IU Ventures website.