HASTINGS, Neb. — A coach with six seasons of experience leading an NAIA program with be the next person in charge of the Hastings College men’s soccer team.

The Broncos announced Friday that Bradley Green is the next men’s soccer coach. He comes to Hastings from Saint Katherine in San Diego, Calif., where he was head coach for six seasons.

He replaces Cole Poppen, who stepped down in March to take a position with a soccer club in Des Moines, Iowa.

"What excites me most is the opportunity to work with a dedicated group of athletes at a college with a rich tradition in sports excellence,” Green said in a statement. “I am eager to contribute to the program's legacy and help shape the future of Hastings College men’s soccer program.”

Saint Katherine competes in the California Pacific Conference. A news release says Green grew the program from five players in 2018 to a roster of 25-30 players. The Firebirds went 6-8-2 in 2023, which was the best record in program history.

"We are very excited to welcome Coach Green to the Hastings College family," Hastings College Athletic Director Chris Clements said. "I believe he has proved himself to be a fantastic recruiter and also managed a roster composed of athletes from across the world. The success that he has achieved in the California Pacific Conference will allow him to make an immediate impact in the Great Plains Athletic Conference.”

The Broncos finished 6-9-4 in 2023 after going 16-2-2 and reaching the second round of the NAIA national tournament in 2022.