HEAD COACH CORY BUCUR
Cory Bucur is entering his first season as the head men's soccer coach for the 2019 season.
Bucur comes to Defiance after serving as the Assistant Coach for Lake Erie from 2015 where he has held multiple roles.
While at Lake Erie, he assisted with the day-to-day operations, as well as recruiting and developing a soccer-specific strength and conditioning program. Bucur also coordinated various fundraising events for the men's soccer program ranging from youth camps all the way to high school aged events. His most recent role since 2017 has seen him focus primarily on goalkeepers.
His commitment to higher education didn't stop there as Bucur also worked as an admission counselor for the Storm helping with the recruitment of students locally, regionally, and abroad.
Bucur also is a head coach for Ambassadors FC, a club soccer program located in Macedonia, Ohio where he leads all training sessions as well as attends and coaches the team at various statewide and regional events. He has lead two 03' aged boys teams to a large number of success, including reaching the Great Lakes Alliance regional league playoff rounds for the first time in the club's history.
Bucur completed his undergraduate degree in Adolescent/Young Adult Education before receiving his Master of Business in 2017 from Lake Erie College.