Former University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee star and West Allis Hale boys and girls soccer coach Neil Dombrowski has been tabbed by New Berlin Eisenhower as its varsity boys soccer coach, replacing Gary Troy.
Dombrowski spent the last five seasons as the head boys soccer coach at West Allis Hale, compiling a 43-40-7 record. He also was the Huskies girls soccer coach the past two seasons, going 4-25-0 and winning a regional championship in 2016.
"There were a lot of factors that went into this decision (to leave Hale for Eisenhower), including my family and my career," Dombrowski said. "It certainly wasn't easy to leave behind all of the great student-athletes that I had the pleasure of working with at Hale. In the end, I decided that it was simply too good of an opportunity to pass up and the right time in my life for a new challenge."
Dombrowski helped West Allis Hale to the state tournament in 1998 and 1999, earning All Conference honors three times. He went on to play collegiately at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, where he was a four-year starter and a first-team All Horizon League selection as a senior.
One of four brothers — Scott, Chad, Tighe and Zeke — to play professional soccer, Dombrowski played three years with the Rochester Rhinos and two with the Portland Timbers of the United Soccer League.
Dombrowski's father, Mark, and his brother, Quinn, will also be on the coaching staff at Eisenhower. His youngest brother, Quinn, is a freshman at Marquette University High School, and his sister, Keally, is a senior at Whitnall High School.
Troy posted a 68-61-14 record in 10 seasons at Eisenhower. The Lions are coming off one of the most successful years in school history in which they won a regional championship with a 17-2-3 record and an 8-1-2 mark in the Woodland Conference.
"My expectation is that we compete to our maximum ability each and every day in order to improve individually and collectively," Dombrowski said. "At New Berlin Eisenhower, I feel our goal should always be to win conference first and compete for state qualification."