Ryan Middendorf returned to his alma mater in 2003 and has since become the winningest women’s soccer coach in program history. Since taking over the program, Middendorf's teams have consistently produced double-digit win seasons and competed for conference championships.
In 2014 Middendorf led the Falcons to an appearance in the NACC Tournament Championship game. CUW finished the year with a 14-6-0 record, including an 8-2-0 mark in NACC play. As is usually the case with Middendorf's CUW teams, the Falcons were outstanding defensively in 2014, recording eight shutouts.
The 2014 season also saw the Falcons net their first-ever NSCAA First Team All-Region selection, that honor going to junior Carley Pfannerstill. CUW had three players earn All-Region honors, a program record, as Brittany Klumpp was placed on the second team, while Ashley Apazeller earned Third Team honors. Apazeller became the first Falcon to be named All-Region three times in her career.
Middendorf also had four players earn First Team All-NACC honors in 2014, the three All-Region players, as well as Anna Hirssig. Since joining the NACC prior to the 2006 season, Middendorf has coached 24 players who have earned First Team honors. He also has 14 players who have been named to the Second Team and has coached 16 All-Freshman honorees.
Middendorf's teams have been outstanding in conference play as he owns a 90-26-6 record in those matches throughout his career. His teams own a .762 winning percentage in conference play and have won at least eight league games in nine years of NACC competition.
In 2012 his program finished with an 15-4-1 record, tying for the best mark in Concordia Wisconsin history. The Falcons have qualified for the NACC Tournament every season since joining the conference prior to the 2006 season.
In just his second season at the helm (2004), Middendorf led the Falcons to the NCAA Division III Women's Soccer Tournament. His 2004 team rolled through the Lake Michigan Conference and was unscored upon in league games.
Middendorf is no stranger to CUW soccer. After an outstanding high school career at Greendale Martin Luther, he competed for four years (1998-2002) for the CUW men's soccer program under current head coach Tom Saleska.
In January 2014 Middendorf was selected to the CUW Athletics Hall of Fame for his playing career.
A defensive midfielder for the powerful Falcons, Middendorf won Lake Michigan Conference All-Conference and NSCAA All-Region honors, and was named team MVP as a senior. He earned a Bachelor’s Degree in physical education, along with a minor in coaching. Middendorf is currently teaching in the Health and Human Performance Department at CUW. He has a United States Soccer Federation National License.
Middendorf's coaching resume includes stints with the Cedarburg Striker Soccer Club, three years as the junior varsity coach and varsity assistant at West Bend East, and a season as the Falcon's men's assistant. He currently coaches for the Milwaukee Sport Club.
|2003||12-10-0 (.545)||4-2-0 (.667)||3rd (LMC)|
|2004||14-7-1 (.659)||6-0-1 (.929)||1st (LMC)|
|2005||9-11-1 (.452)||5-2-1 (.688)||3rd (LMC)|
|2006||12-9-0 (.571)||9-2-0 (.818)||3rd (NAC)|
|2007||10-9-1 (.525)||8-4-0 (.667)||5th (NAC)|
|2008||12-7-1 (.625)||9-2-1 (.792)||4th (NAC)|
|2009||12-6-2 (.650)||8-1-2 (.818)||3rd (NAC)|
|2010||11-9-1 (.548)||7-4-1 (.625)||5th (NAC)|
|2011||10-7-1 (.583)||9-3-0 (.750)||5th (NAC)|
|2012||15-4-1 (.775)||10-2-0 (.833)||3rd (NAC)|
|2013||10-8-1 (.553)||8-2-1 (.773)||3rd (NACC)|
|2014||14-6-0 (.700)||8-2-0 (.800)||2nd (NACC)|
|141-93-10 (.593)||90-26-6 (.762)|