Oregon Institute of Technology

Women's Soccer Coaches

Brandon Porter

Brandon Porter, Head Women's Soccer Coach

Brandon Porter begins his first year as Head Coach of the Hustlin’ Owls Women’s Soccer program. 

Prior to Oregon Tech Porter spent four seasons as an Assistant Coach at Northern Arizona University (NCAA Division I, Big Sky Conference) serving the women’s soccer program.  While at NAU, Porter helped run all aspects of the program, including practice planning and execution, recruiting, game management, video analysis, player management, equipment, travel, and camps.  Porter helped an NAU program from going 3-9-7 during his first year on staff in 2011, to winning a Big Sky Conference Championship and an NCAA Division I Tournament berth against Pac-12 opponent Arizona State University with a 12-6-4 record in his final 2014 season.

Prior to arriving at Northern Arizona University, Porter was a standout player at Pacific University in Forest Grove, Oregon, starting as a defender for the Boxers all four years and serving for two-years as the teams’ captain.  Porter finished his collegiate career as a three-time All-Northwest Conference selection (2007-09), earning First Team All-West Region honors and a NSCAA Division III All-American nominee as a senior in 2009. Porter capped a brilliant career by being named the 2009 Pacific University Male Athlete of the Year for his accomplishments on the field.

Prior to his stint at NAU, Porter served as a staff coach for Willamette United Soccer Club in Portland, Ore. for five years (2006-2010) working in the Technical Skills, Player Development and Classic Programs. Since 2010, he has served as a Staff Coach for the Flagstaff Soccer Club (AZ) in addition to his duties at NAU.

Porter, a native of Canby, Ore., earned his Bachelor's degree in Psychology from Pacific University in 2009 and has completed coursework towards a Master's in pre-doctoral Psychology at NAU.  Porter has his United States Soccer Federation (USSF) Coaching License as well as his National Soccer Coaches Association of America (NSCAA) National Diploma.

Tom Eichelkraut, Assistant Coach

Thomas Eichelkraut continues his tenure as assistant coach of the Hustlin’ Owl women’s soccer program under Head Coach Brandon Porter.

Eichelkraut played soccer and graduated from Henley High School and next moved on to Humboldt State University for a single season of competition.  Eichelkraut was a captain for the Air Force Kirtland Fliers where he competed for three years, leading the league in assists each of his three seasons.  Tom was known for his leadership, ability to transition the team into the attack quickly, unselfish play and precise passing.

Eichelkraut brings 18 years of coaching experience from elementary school-age to the collegiate level, serving as one of the Directors of Coaching at Basin United Soccer Club.  Eichelkraut has earned his United States Soccer Federation (USSF) National Youth Coaching License, USSF Coaching License, and National Soccer Coaches Association of America (NSCAA) National Diploma. 

Eichelkraut holds a bachelor’s degree in Workforce Education and Development from Southern Illinois University at Carbondale and earned a master’s degree in Management from the University of Phoenix.