Seamus McFadden
Seamus  McFadden

Position:
Head Coach (36th Season)

E-mail/Phone:
seamusm@sandiego.edu/619-260-2305


01/14/2016

Keegan Smith Drafted by Montreal

Keegan Smith was selected in the second round by the Montreal Impact.

08/11/2015

Brian Quinn Promoted To USD Men's Soccer Associate Head Coach

Quinn enters his 9th season with the Toreros

11/18/2014

Toreros Claim Four Major WCC Awards

Six Toreros earn All-WCC honors

10/24/2013

Video: Behind the Cape - USD at No. 1 Cal Preview

The Toreros and Golden Bears will play at 3:30 pm on Friday.

10/20/2013

Toreros and Gaels endure 0-0 draw

USD outshot SMC 20-9 on the day and held a 12-3 advantage in corner kicks.

10/08/2015

USD Men's Soccer vs San Jose State

USD Men's Soccer beats San Jose State 2-0 (9/20/15)

09/15/2015

Men's Soccer vs No. 16 Cal

The USD men's soccer team opened up the 2015 season with a 3-0 win over No. 16 California (8/28/15)

10/21/2014

USD Men's Soccer vs Pacific

USD Men's Soccer vs Pacific (10-19-14)

10/06/2014

Men's Soccer vs. #1UCLA

Upset against #1UCLA

11/14/2013

USD Men's Soccer vs. Saint Mary's | 10/20/13

USD Men's Soccer vs. Saint Mary's | 10/20/13 | Photos courtesy of Brock Scott, scottphoto.net.

NATIONAL COACHING RECORDS

  • 9th most career wins among active D-I coaches
  • Top 25 in career wins among all D-I coaches
  • Top 50 in career wins among all coaches (All divisions)

 USD HIGHLIGHTS

  • Nine WCC championships (’92, ’94, ’95, ’98, ’99, ’00, ’12, ’14, ’15)
  • 14 NCAA Tournament appearances (’90, ’92, ’93, ’94, ’95, ’98, ’99, ’00, ’01, ’02, ’03, ’09, ’12, ’14)
  • WCC Record Nine-Time Coach of the Year (’86, ’92, ’94, ’95, ’98, ’99, ’00, ’12, ’14)
  • NCAA Championship Game Appearance (1992)
  • NCAA Elite Eight Appearance (2012)
  • Coached 21 WCC Players of the Year (11 offense & ten defense)
  • Coached Eight NSCAA All-Americans
  • Coached 27 All-Region honorees
  • Coached five players taken in MLS SuperDraft since 2012
  • Four career wins against No. 1 ranked teams
  • 11 career wins against teams ranked in the top ten

Head Coach Seamus McFadden recently wrapped up his 36th season at USD. He has a career record of 371-271-65, which gives him the 9th most career wins amongst active D-I coaches in the nation. He is also in the top 25 all-time for career D-I wins.

With all of the success enjoyed by the Torero soccer teams it is easy to overlook the remarkable job McFadden has done building the program from the ground up. McFadden has been named West Coast Conference Coach of the Year a record nine times (2014, '12, `00, `99, '98, '95, '94, '92, '86); won nine WCC championships (2015, ‘14, '12, '09, '00, '99, '98, '95, '92); has coached eight NSCAA All-Americans, ten WCC Defensive Players of the Year, 11 WCC Offensive Players of the Year and six WCC Freshmen of the Year. He has led USD to 14 NCAA Tournament appearances during his tenure, including an NCAA Championship Game appearance in 1992.

McFadden earned his 300th career victory in 2008 joining an elite group of coaches who have achieved such a milestone. McFadden is also a member of an even more prestigious group of coaches who have accumulated that many career wins at the same institution. No. 300 came on October 26, 2008 in front of a home crowd against Loyola Marymount as the Toreros defeated the Lions 3-0.

McFadden won his ninth WCC championship in 2015, and his third in the past four years. Led by WCC Player of the Year Keegan Smith and WCC Defender of the Year Darragh Vieyra, the Toreros went 10-5-3 and 5-1-1 in the WCC.

In 2014, USD won another WCC championship after beginning WCC play with six straight wins. They went on to advance to the second round of the NCAA Tournament. The season was highlighted by a 1-0 win over No. 1 UCLA, which was played in front of a record crowd of 4,432 at Torero Stadium. McFadden won his WCC-record ninth Coach of the Year Honor and saw Connor Brandt win WCC Player of the Year, Julian Ringhof take home Defensive Player of the Year Honors, and goalkeeper Thomas Olsen was named WCC Freshman of the Year.

In 2012, McFadden guided the Toreros as they put together an improbable run that started with their first WCC title since 2009 and saw them advance to the Elite 8 of the NCAA Tournament, marking their best postseason finish since the 1992. In the 2012 Tournament, USD knocked off No. 25 Cal State Northridge, No. 6 UCLA and No. 11 Tulsa, all on the road, before eventually falling to No. 3 Georgetown. McFadden was named WCC Coach of the Year for his efforts.

The 2012 season also featured McFadden's first MLS SuperDraft pick since 2007 when midfielder Dan Delgado was selected in the 2nd round by the San Jose Earthquakes. Midfielder Christian Duke was selected in the MLS Supplemental Draft by Sporting KC as well.

McFadden arrived at USD in 1979 and fielded USD's first team in the fall of 1980. That same year he was quoted in the team's yearbook as saying: "I have no doubts that in the near future the University of San Diego will become a force to be reckoned with in Southern California intercollegiate soccer." How prophetic his words turned out to be.

The 1986 Toreros won 19 of 24 games. The 1990 squad, led by the first of McFadden's eight All-Americans, dropped just three games the entire season and advanced to the NCAA Second Round. Those who know McFadden closely could see the writing on the wall many years earlier, when the Irishman led Mesa JC to a 30-4 record over two seasons while at the same time guiding Clairemont High to consecutive CIF-San Diego Section titles and the La Jolla Cup.

The whole puzzle came together in 1992 when McFadden had in place several of San Diego's best local talent. Student-athletes, who in the past had looked outside the city to showcase their talents, were suddenly arriving at Alcala Park. The 1992 Toreros showed remarkable poise under their leader, compiling a 19-5 record and advancing to the NCAA Championship Game.

McFadden seems to save his best coaching for the big games. Twice the Toreros have marched onto UCLA's home turf and walked away with stunning upsets over the heavily-favored Bruins. In 1994, USD shutout No. 6 ranked N.C. State, 3-0, in front of a national cable television audience. In 1998, USD upset Cal State Fullerton, the No. 7 seed in the NCAA Tournament, at Titan Stadium in first round action. In 1999 the Toreros defeated then No. 1-ranked Santa Clara on the road, 2-1 in overtime. USD is 13-13-1 in NCAA Tournament games under McFadden's direction.

McFadden played collegiately at San Diego State, where he received a B.A. degree in History in 1976. That same summer he was with the San Diego Jaws of the North American Soccer League.

Keeping true to his native roots, McFadden took the 1997 squad on a trip to his homeland, Ireland during the summer for exhibition games against Ireland and Britain's elite. In the summer of 2002 he took his players to England. A native of Donegal, Ireland, Seamus and his wife Davette have two daughters (Hadley & Rorye) and a son (Conor). The McFaddens reside in Rancho Penasquitos.

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2015-16 Highlight Video
All the top plays from 2015-16
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Jordan Angus - Male Torero of the Year
Angus reflects on his time at USD
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Malina Hood - Female Torero of the Year
Malina Hood looks back at her USD career
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NCAA Tournament Preview
San Diego faces Vanderbilt in first round
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2016 Celebration of Excellence
Behind the Scenes at the COE
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Toreros Participate in Linda Vista Parade
Toreros Participate in Linda Vista Parade
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Men's Tennis senior Day
The Toreros host LMU and Pepperdine Saturday and Sunday
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Softball WCC Preview
The Toreros host Saint Mary's Saturday and Sunday
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2016 San Diego Crew Classic
The Toreros show speed against the nation's top crews
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The Torero Baseball Experience
Kris Bryant & Brian Matusz reflect on their time at USD
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MBB Senior Night
Jito Kok and Duda Sanadze prepare for the final home game
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USD Baseball Season Preview
Season starts at No. 3 Vanderbilt February 19
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USD Softball Season Preview
Season starts February 12
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UCLA Preview
USD travels to No. 9 UCLA Friday
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Toreros Host Kentucky Saturday
USD looks to defend home court against No. 22 Kentucky
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Toreros Host Pepperdine & LMU
USD returns home after four-game road trip
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Toreros Team Up with PYBL
Men's Basketball hosts annual clinic for Challenged Division
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Men's Tennis 2016
USD opens at home vs UC Irvine and UCSD Saturday
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BYU Preview
Preview of USD women's basketball WCC opener vs. BYU.



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City Championship Highlights
Relive the Toreros' Upset over SDSU at Petco Park



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Toreros to Host Hope International
The 9-1 Toreros will host Hope International in their final game before WCC play



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Toreros Stun Aztecs at Petco
Postgame reaction and press conferences



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Toreros Return Home
USD will host Bethesda before Sunday's City Championship at Petco Park



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Men's Basketball Season Tickets
Starting as Low as $99



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Butler Preview
Pono Keni and Coach Lindsey talk about Saturday's Senior Day game against Butler



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CSUN Preview
Coach Fisher and forward Maya Hood talk about Tuesday's home-opener against CSUN



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USC Preview
Coach Smith and Brett Bailey preview the season opener at USC



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Davidson Preview
Jonah Hodges and Dale Lindsey talk about Jonah's return and preview Davidson game



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San Diego Fall Classic Preview
Coach Dagman previews the San Diego Fall Classic



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Nevada Preview
USD's Women's Basketball team will start their season at Nevada this weekend



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USD Men's Basketball - The Origins (1955-1973)
A Glance at the Beginnings of Torero Hoops



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Campbell Preview
Coach Lindsey and Jeff Starr preview Campbell



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Stetson Preview
Coach Lindsey and Jereke Armstrong talk about the season so far



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WCC Media Day
Behind the scenes with Men's and Women's Basketball at WCC media day



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Warner Recap
Dale Lindsey and Anthony Lawrence on USD's 45-14 win



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Warner Preview

Anthony Lawrence and Coach Lindsey preview game vs. Warner



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Torero Community Service

USD Athletics helps out at Father Joe's Village in downtown San Diego



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Men's Basketball Camp Update

Kok and Carter talk about the upcoming season



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Drake Preview

Toreros host Bulldogs for Homecoming game



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Dayton Preview

Toreros look for 4th straight win



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LMU Preview

Pack the Stadium Night



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ITA All-American's Preview

Petronijevic, Angus, & Vittek Prepare



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Marist Preview

USD Looks to Extend Home Win Streak



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Valparaiso Preview

Toreros First True Road Game of 2015



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CSUN and UCSB Preview

Toreros Look to Extend Win Streak



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Aztec Invite Recap

Both Squads Finish Second



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SDSU Preview

Toreros Take on Cross-town Rival



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WNMU Recap

Highlights from 45-21 win



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2015 Home Opener

Previewing Western New Mexico



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Volleyball Tournament Preview

A preview of the USD Tournament
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Men's Soccer Season Opener
Previewing No. 16 Cal
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Training Camp Update
Coach Lindsey Recaps the First Two Weeks
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2015 WSOC Preview
A brief preview of the 2015 Toreros.


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