Dave Prediger spent five seasons as an assistant coach with the Owens men's soccer program before the college announced the suspension of the program beginning in 2016-17.
Prediger helped guide Owens to a 68-35-2 overall record in his five seasons, including a 20-8-1 record in OCCAC play. He helped lead the program to its first OCCAC championship in 2012, and he led two teams to the Region XII championship game (2013, 2015).
In 2015, Prediger helped lead the team to a 10-0-1 stretch from Oct. 3-31, and the team went 2-1 in the postseason. The season ended with a 1-1 (2 OT) penalty kick loss to Schoolcraft College in the Region XII championship game.
Prior to the team's 12-8-1 finish in 2014, Prediger led Owens to a 15-6-1 record in 2013. The team won the program's most games since 2007, advanced to the Region XII tournament championship game for the first time since 2007 and their 15 wins was the third most in a single season in program history.
Prior to coaching at Owens, Prediger served as head varsity boys and girls soccer coach at Maumee Valley Country Day School for the past 20 years. Additionally, he taught physical education and health over the same period.
Prediger is a graduate of Concordia University, where he earned a bachelor's degree in physical education and minors in biology and theology. He played soccer four years at Concordia and received All-National College Christian Athletic Association honors. Following his playing career at Concordia, Prediger played professionally for the Arkansas Diamonds, Toledo Pride and Toledo Twisters.
Prediger resides in Holland, Ohio with his wife, Paula, and their son, Kody. The Benton Harbor, Mich., native is currently working on a master's degree at Drake University.