Eric Susewind begins his first season as an assistant coach at Cumberland and will work primarily with the keepers and serve as the head coach and recruiter for the newly-formed junior varsity program for the Bulldogs.
CU finished the 2012 season 19-3-0 overall and ranked 14th nationally. The squad allowed just 12 goals in 22 matches, an average of 0.54 per game, with 13 shutouts, which ranked fifth nationally. Sophomore keeper Lindsay Kitson tied for fifth nationally in goals-against-average (0.52), racking up 18 victories in net and making 78 saves.
Susewind served five seasons as an assistant Belmont University, his alma mater, training and working with goalkeepers daily, assisting in the planning and execution of daily training sessions, recruiting and overseeing equipment management and maintenance for the Bruins.
The Houston, Texas, native was a four-year starter at Belmont and two-time Second Team All-Atlantic Sun Conference selection. He was named to the All-Tournament Teams at the Memphis Invitational, Western Kentucky Invitational, Evansville Invitational and the SOCON-A-Sun Challenge, earning Defensive MVP honors at the SOCON-A-Sun Challenge. He served as a team captain for three years and also earned Atlantic Sun Academic All-Conference honors as well.
Susewind played in the Premier Development League with the Nashville Metros for the 2004, 2005 and 2007 seasons and the Indiana Invaders in 2006.
He has coached in the Tennessee United Soccer Club in Hendersonville, the Tennessee Futbol Club in Franklin, the Brentwood Soccer Club and on the Tennessee ODP State staff. He has a USSF National C Coaching License and a NSCAA Goalkeeper Regional and State license.