Support the future of our Men's and Women's Soccer teams!

The funds raised from this project will memorialize Coach Peter Bermel and Coach Chris Bartels by officially naming the practice soccer pitch after them. Coach Bermel was the first men's soccer head coach in school history starting the Tiger program in 1982. He coached for six seasons through the 1987 campaign amassing a 61-48-14 record during the time. Coach Bartels was the Tigers' men’s soccer head coach from 1988-1998. He led the program to its first conference championship and NCAA Tournament appearance in 1993. He finished his 11-year career with a 110-89-19 record. Both had tremendous impact on the sport of soccer here at the University of Memphis and in the community.

Coach Peter Bermel

Coach Chris Bartels

How will the funds be used?

Funds will be split evenly between the men’s and women’s soccer programs and be used for additional operational support and facility upgrades at the joint discretion of the head coach and the AD, including, but not limited to, locker room upgrades and video capability enhancements. Gifts of over $15,000 qualify donors for the Tiger Leadership Circle of Memphis Athletics. Stewardship includes VIP hospitality access at football and men’s basketball game, priority access to season and postseason tickets, as well as special events and trips hosted by VP/AD Laird Veatch. 

If you would like to make a recurring gift or have questions, please contact the Tiger Scholarship Office by emailing or by calling 901-678-2334. Note: Pledged amounts can be paid out over time. Please contact us to express your desire.

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