Strehlau joined the SXU women's soccer program as an assistant coach in 2008. In his first season guiding the defense, three of his four defenders were selected All-CCAC, one received CCAC Player of the Week honors, and under his tutelage, Nikki Grant was chosen NAIA National Player of the Week. As a former goalkeeper and goalkeeper coach for the Chicago Red Stars developmental team (Red 11), Strehlau will work primarily with the Cougar goalkeepers. He holds a USSF "D" Coaching License as well as a NSCAA Regional Goalkeeper Diploma. He also serves as the head girl's soccer coach at neighboring Mother McAuley High School.
Strehlau has a wealth of soccer coaching experience around the Chicagoland area. Prior to joining the Saint Xavier University women's soccer staff, he has served as varsity girl's head coach at Queen of Peace High School. He has also been the goalkeeper coach for the Elite Soccer Trainers (Arlington Aces SoccerClub), Chicago Gaels (a USL W-League team) and Southwest United Soccer Club as well as held coaching stints with the Inter FC Soccer Club, Midwest Wings Soccer Club, Victor J. Andrew High School, and Moraine Valley Community College. A former First Team All-Regional goalkeeper for Moraine Valley from 1997-98, Strehlau has been playing competitive soccer since 1986.
The former native of Memphis, Tenn., Strehlau now resides in the Western suburbs of Chicago with his wife and daughter. He teaches biology and anatomy at neighboring Brother Rice High School and received his degree in kinesology from University of Illinois-Chicago (UIC) in 2002 along with his K-12 teaching certificate.