|Title:||Head Men's Soccer Coach|
Brian Quinn enters his 13th season as the head coach of the UB men's soccer program in 2012. In his first 12 seasons on the Bridgeport sidelines, coach Quinn has compiled a 118-83-21 record.
Last season, the Purple Knights posted a 9-7-1 overall record
and made their ninth consecutive conference tournament
Along with notching his 100th career victory in 2010, UB went 11-6-2 overall and advanced to the ECC Finals.
In 2009, the Purple Knights posted a 10-5-3 overall record.
Three seasons ago was a campaign filled with highlights for Quinn and his team. The 2007 campaign started with a special weekend in August with wins over two teams ranked in the preseason national Top-10, one of which would go on to win the NCAA Division II National Title, ended with the University of Bridgeport Purple Knights men’s soccer team earning the program’s twentieth trip to the NCAA National Championship Tournament, and the school’s first appearance in the national championship field since 1991.
In 2003, Bridgeport captured its second-straight ECAC championship at the top-seeded Purple Knights defeated a tough Goldey Beacom team by a 2-1 final in double overtime at Seaside Park. In 2002, his squad posted an 11-8-2 record and won its' first ever ECAC championship, defeating Southampton in a shootout. The team finished the year ranked eighth in the Northeast region. In 2001, he coached the Purple Knights to a New York Collegiate Athletic Conference (NYCAC) co-championship with a record of 13-5-2 and led them to an Eastern Collegiate Athletic Conference (ECAC) final, ending the season ranked second in the Northeast region. The team ended the season ranked 23rd in the season-ending NSCAA Division II national poll.
Quinn was a member of the NCAA Division II soccer committee
and chairman of the Northeast Regional Committee from 2001-2005,
and he served as national Division II men's soccer chair in
2004. Brian came to UB after spending 12 seasons as the
assistant coach at two highly successful programs. He served
as an assistant at Southern Connecticut State University from
1987-1995 working under coaching legends Bob Dikranian and current
UConn head coach Ray Reid. During that time, he was a part of
three national championship teams at Southern Connecticut (1987,
1990, 1992). From 1995-2000, Quinn was an assistant coach at
Boston University (BU) under Neil Roberts. The BU team
qualified for three NCAA Tournaments during his tenure
(1995-1997). From 1990-1993, Quinn also served as the
Director of Boys Olympic Development Program with the Connecticut
Junior Soccer Association and Administrator of Football at the
1995 Special Olympic World Games in New Haven, CT. Coach
Quinn holds a USSF "A" License and the NSCAA Premier Diploma.
He is also a member of National Soccer Coaches Association of
America, the United States Coaches Association and the KNVB
Advanced Coaching Seminar. He currently is Director of
Coaching for the South Central Premier Soccer Club. Quinn
personally coaches the U-16 Boys team which is participating in US
Soccer's newly-formed Development Academy.
A 1986 graduate of Southern Connecticut State University with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Education, he received his Master's Degree in Physical Education from his alma mater in 1994. Quinn, who ran the 1999 & 2000 Boston Marathons, resides in Meriden, CT, with his wife Lisa and their two children, Aidan and Aislinn.