Bret Clein

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Bret Clein - Florida State Seminoles
Assistant Director - Soccer, Softball and Beach Volleyball

Bret Clein is currently in his seventh year working in the Florida State sports information office. This is his fourth year as the main contact for women’s soccer, third season as the main softball contact and sixth year as the contact for beach volleyball. He was promoted to sports information assistant in the spring of 2017 where he was the beach volleyball contact. He was promoted after serving as an intern in the Florida State Sports Information department. After two years working as the contact for beach volleyball and men’s and women’s tennis he was promoted to the title of Assistant Sports Information Director in the summer of 2019.

Clein has helped promote the 2020 ACC Soccer Coach of the Year, Mark Krikorian, and the 2020 National Coaching Staff of the Year. He has helped promote five ACC Defensive Players of the Years across two sports (Malia Berkley 2019-20, Emily Madril 2021 and Sydney Sherrill 2021-22) three ACC Midfielders of the Year (Jaelin Howell – 2020-21, Deyna Castellanos – 2019) and one ACC Offensive Player of the Year (2019).  Clein also promoted two-time MAC Hermann Trophy Winner and Honda Award Winner Jaelin Howell who went on to be the second overall pick in the NWSL Draft.

Clein has publicized one national championship team, and three ACC championship teams (including the 2020 and 2021 ACC Soccer Champions, the 2021 soccer National Champions and the 2022 ACC Softball Champions)  He has worked with two softball All-Americans (Kathryn Sandercock and Sydney Sherrill) and five soccer All-Americans (Deyna Castellanos, Malia Berkely, Yujie Zhao, Emily Madril and Jaelin Howell).

During his time at Florida State, Clein has guided Florida State’s soccer social media presence to second in the nation and the Florida State softball account to one of the top-10 accounts in the country.

During his time at Florida State, Clein has operated the scoreboard for all home football games during the 2015-21 seasons

During the summer of 2016, Clein assisted the sports information staff at Florida International University as an intern.

A native of Weston, Fla., Clein is a graduate of Florida State University, earning a Bachelor of Science degree and a Master’s degree in Sport Management. During his time at Florida State he interned with the Seminole’s Sports Information department for three years.