Corey Brinkmeyer joined the Lions in the spring of 2000, as an assistant coach and teacher. The following year he took over the reigns in an attempt to turn around the program and reestablish its success in mens soccer. Brinkmeyer took the Lions to their first ever State Tournament in 2004. They also participated in 2005 and 2008. In 2014, Linn-Mar ended the season with a 4th Place finish. In 2015, the Lions brought home the school’s first State Championship in soccer.
Brinkmeyer is from Illinois but went attended Mount Mercy College, where he played soccer for the Mustangs and received his degree in Secondary Education, in 1998. He currently teaches in the High School’s Business Ed. Department. Corey and his wife, Amy (LM grad, ’90) reside in Cedar Rapids with their two boys, Graham and Mitchell.
Record as a head coach entering 2017: 161-136-6.
Other coaching achievements:
- 2015–NSCAA Iowa Coach of the Year (Large Schools), NSCAA Regional Coach of the Year Finalist, Metro Co-Coach of the Year, MVC-Valley Coach of the Year
- 2013–100th Career Victory (2-0 vs. Dubuque Hempstead, 4-18-13)
- 2010–East-West Senior All-Star Game, East Team Coach
- 2004–MVC Coach of the Year
- 2002–Metro Coach of the Year, MVC Coach of the Year
Kevin Schmidt joined the staff in 2005. Kevin is originally from Minnesota, and also is a Mount Mercy graduate, and is employed by Berthel Fisher & Co. Kevin and his wife, Heidi (also a Mount Mercy graduate), reside in Center Point, and have three daughters, Ellie, Katelyn, & Ava, and a son, Parker.
Sam Anderson joined the staff in 2014; he is a 2007 Linn-Mar grad and was a 4 year player on the Mens team while a student. Sam graduated, in 2010, from the University of Iowa and majored in Marketing w/a certificate in Entrepreneurial Management. Sam is a Student Ministry Director for Veritas Church in Cedar Rapids.
Clark Anderson joined the staff in 2017; he is a 2004 Linn-Mar grad and help the Lions earn their first State Tournament berth his Senior year. Clark graduated, in 2009, from the University of Iowa after earning his Bachelor’s degree in Finance, an Entrepreneurship certificate, and a Master’s degree in Sports Psychology. Clark is an independent sales representative for Juice Plus+, and is an Assistant Basketball Coach at Coe College.