By Ron Rop

SIOUX CENTER, IA–Former Western Michigan Christian soccer standout Eric Bourdo IV has been named the men’s soccer coach at Dordt University.

Bourdo, a 2015 graduate of WMC, was a first-team all-star defender in 2014 for the Warriors. He followed that with one season at Muskegon Community College before moving on to Dordt University, where he played three seasons.

Bourdo served as an assistant coach for both the men and women’s teams at Dordt since 2019 before landing the top men’s job last week. He will be the 10th head coach in the 44-year history of the program.

“I am grateful for the opportunity the Lord has blessed me with to lead this program,” Bourdo said. “I’ll work to help student-athletes to discern their calling throughout their college years.”

“I look forward to supporting and working with Eric as we move the Defender soccer program forward,” said Dordt director of athletics Ross Douma. “Eric has shown much growth during his four years as an assistant coach at Dordt and has responded well to the responsibilities given to him.

Bourdo has completed his USSF Grassroots license and is working toward his “D” license.

During his playing days at Dordt, he earned honorable mention all-league honors as both a junior and senior and was team captain his senior season. He graduated from Dordt in 2019 and completed a master’s degree in Sports Leadership in 2022.

Last season, Dordt had eight all-league players and finished with a 9-4-6 record and finished third in the league with a 6-1-4 record.