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 2016: 145-131-6.
Other coaching achievements:
- 2015–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.
Tim Lovell joined the staff in 2012; he is also a member of the Linn-Mar Varsity Football coaching staff. Tim is originally from Illinois, but graduated from Cornell College, and is a Physical Education Teacher at Excelsior Middle School. Tim resides in Marion, with his wife, Kathy (also a Cornell graduate), and three children: Macey, Max, and McKenzie .
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 Youth Pastor in the area.