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Men's Soccer Coaches

Jonathan Titzel, Head Coach

Johnathan Titzel

Jonathan Titzel grew up in western Pennsylvania playing on various club teams and for Greenville High School. After high school he received a soccer scholarship to play at DII Mercyhurst College, a top 25 team. 

Titzel stays active in the Bloomington-Normal soccer scene by refereeing and coaching. In addition to coaching local club teams, he has served as an assistant for the Illinois Wesleyan men’s team and has obtained the National USSF 'D' License.

When not spending time with family and friends or reading, he enjoys golfing and doing triathlons. Titzel continues to play and has been a member of the winning teams for: Prairie State games, Latin league and Bloomington City league. He is a Project Manager for State Farm.

Titzel is excited at Heartland’s potential and looking forward to the opportunity of growing the Hawks’ soccer program. 

Tanner Rutledge, Assistant Coach
Tanner Rutledge

Tanner Rutledge grew up in Bloomington and attended Normal West high school, where he played soccer and baseball. He played soccer for two years at Heartland CC and attends ISU, majoring in athletic training. 

Rutledge is looking forward to continuing his work at building the HCC soccer program, but this time as a coach!

Chris Miller, Technical Skills Trainer
Chase Smith, Recruiting Coordinator

Coach Chase Smith is in his first year coaching at HCC. He comes to us from Illinois State University and will be Assistant Coach and Recruiting Coordinator for the Hawks.

Smith attended Heartland Community College and Illinois State University and graduated with a Bachelor of Science majoring in Marketing and Professional Sales. He played soccer at Wesclin High School in Trenton, IL. He was a member of the HCC men’s soccer team, serving as team captain his sophomore year.

Coach Smith lives in Normal.

Austin Bozarth, Strength and Conditioning Coach

Austin Bozarth joins the Heartland Community College soccer program as a strength and conditioning coach.

Bozarth is a former Heartland soccer player and team captain. He also played a season at Millikin University.

Bozarth is currently studying exercise science at ISU and works part time as a personal trainer. As a coach, he preaches teamwork, integrity and respect. He enjoys working with athletes and is excited to share his knowledge both on the field and in the weight room.

Jason Gough, Goalkeeper Coach

Jason Gough is in his first year coaching at HCC. He comes to us from the Indiana Pacers and will be a goalkeeper coach for the men's soccer program.

Coach Gough attended St. Ambrose University where he played goalkeeper for three years. He finished his education at Illinois State University in 2015 with a Bachelor’s degree in Recreation Management. He will begin graduate school at Illinois State University in the fall of 2017 to pursue a Master's degree in Sport Management. 

Gough looks forward to continue building the soccer program at HCC.

Contact Us

Jonathan Titzel

Head Coach
Heartland Men's Soccer
Phone: 309-287-6959

Tanner Rutledge

Assistant Coach
Hearltand Men's Soccer