Brent Huisman was raised by Claude and Rebecca Huisman originally from southern Holland. Claude was a school teach and his wife also taught at the school. Claude was a math and science teach but also had a passion for soccer. He was recruited to play by several European teams before ending his career early to enter into college. There Claude was very involved in soccer but at a club level. Brent's mom also played soccer but only through high school. She was brought up just outside of Amsterdam and lived along the river near hear parents business.
Brent's other two brothers were also very active athletes also and his sister went on to try for the Olympic team in 200 but just missed the cut. She will live near Brent in the coming weeks.
Brent Huisman then moved to Texas in the United States to begin coaching at the collegiate level. He lived in Austin, Dallas, and Abilene at various smaller private schools.