Bryan Sailer completed his eighth season as the head coach for soccer at Emporia State with a break through season in 2018.
Emporia State won a school record 14 matches and advanced to the NCAA Division II Tournament for the first time in school history. The Hornets went undefeated at home, going 8-0-0 at the newly renovated ESU Pitch on the way to a 14-6-1 overall record. They were 8-3-0 in MIAA play to finish third in the MIAA. They defeated Northeastern State 2-1 in the first post season home game in Hornet soccer history to advance to the MIAA semifinals for the second time in school history. The season ended with a 2-1 overtime loss in the first round of the NCAA Tournament in Edmond, Okla.
The Hornets finished 8-9-2 in 2017, the fifth straight year they ended the regular season with a .500 or better record.
In 2016, Sailers Hornets finished the season with a 8-9-2 overall record and a 6-5-0 record in conference play.
In 2015, Sailer led the Hornets to a 9-8-1 record, the first time the program had three non losing seasons in a row. He had five Hornets named to the all-conference MIAA teams, seven on the MIAA Academic Honor Roll and two MIAA Scholar-Athletes.
Sailer had a break through year in 2013, leading the Hornets to just the second winning record in the 13 year history of the program.
After combining for seven wins in his first two years (which was more than Emporia State had in the previous four years combined), Sailer led the Hornets to a 9-8-3 record in 2013. They advanced to the MIAA Tournament semifinals for the first time in school history and set a program record with ten shutouts on the season.
Taking over a team that had won one game the year before, the win total increased in each of the first three years under Sailer. The Hornets went 3-10-5 in his first year and 4-11-2 in 2012 before the nine win season in 2013.
Sailer has been a winner everywhere he has coached with a combined collegiate and high school record of 268-106-24 at four schools, including a 59-23-2 record in four years at Barton CC in Great Bend, Kan. He was tabbed the Jayhawk Conference Coach of the Year in 2008 after guiding Barton to an 18-4 record in his second season at the helm. The 18 wins are a school record for a season and the four best single season win totals have all come under his watch.
During his four years the Cougars have broke records for the most goals in a game and season as well as nearly every individual mark. Shala Giardini’s 59 goals in 2009 is a Region VI record for a season and a Top 5 NJCAA all-time mark.
Prior to Barton, Sailer spent ten years teaching and coaching in the Colorado High School system. He was the head boys soccer coach at Greeley West HS for two seasons, posting a record of 38-24-2 and a Northern Conference Championship. He began his coaching career as the girls and boys head coach at Fort Collins HS. His girls teams were 92-10-3 record, winning the conference championship every year and reaching the state championship match in 2003. He was tabbed Conference Coach of the Year three times and Colorado Coach of the Year once. He also coached the boy’s team for four seasons at Fort Collins HS, going 55-11-3 with thee conference titles and was a two-time Conference Coach of the Year.
Sailer played collegiately at Monroe Community College and was an all-conference pick at State University of New York-Brockport after graduating from Monroe.
Sailer and his wife Tasha have son Brayden, and daughter Addison.