Dane Brenner joined the Connecticut men's soccer program as an assistant coach in 2007. Brenner works with the student-athetes on and off the field as well as assists in ticket sales with local youth clubs, team travel and game promotions. He also helps with goalkeeper training, after a successful Division I collegiate career with the South Florida Bulls.
Brenner is also a head coach of two teams in the Northeast United Premier Soccer Club, a goalkeeper coach for the Oakwood Soccer Club and assists with UConn's Goal Patrol.
Prior to coming to Connecticut, Brenner graduated from South Florida in 2006 and then went on trial with the Chicago Fire in the spring of 2007.
At South Florida, he was a four-year starter and a three-time captain for the Bulls. He was chosen as an All-Conference USA goalkeeper in 2004 and led his team to the BIG EAST Regular Season Championship title in 2005 in the Bulls' first season in the BIG EAST Conference.
Brenner posted a career-best 0.80 GAA in 2006 with 74 saves, while ranking 24th in the nation in save percentage (.822). In 2005 he started and played in a career-best 20 games and recorded a 1.36 GAA, while notching a 13-6-1 record.
During the 2004 season, Brenner was named to the CoSIDA Academic All-District Third Team and earned a spot on the All-Conference USA Second Team.
A native of High Point, N.C., Brenner played club for the PSA Stars before playing at South Florida. He graduated from USF in 2006 with a degree in sociology.