Sept. 26, 2012
SAN DIEGO, Calif. - University of San Diego assistant men's soccer coach Brian Quinn has been elected to the 2013 class of the Breitbard Hall of Fame. Quinn, a native of Belfast, Ireland, is a former San Diego Sockers star and is currently in his sixth season on the USD staff.
"I am absolutely thrilled and humbled to be included with some of the all-time greats associated with sports in San Diego," said Quinn. "Having lived in San Diego close to 30 years, it is an honor to be chosen for the Breitbard Hall of Fame and to have soccer in our community highlighted by my induction is equally thrilling. My one regret is that the incomparable Bob Breitbard is not here to join my family and I with this most distinguished honor."
Quinn was an eight-time champion with the San Diego Sockers indoor soccer team from 1983-1991. He was an eight-time All-Star, is the fourth all-time scorer in Sockers' history with 188 goals, second all-time playoff scorer, and two-time MVP in the playoff Championship Series (1986 & 1990).
He was a member of the US National Team from 1991-1994, winning the 1991 Gold Cup and the 1992 US Cup, while accumulating 48 caps with the National Team.
Following his playing career, Quinn coached the Sockers from 1995-1996 before becoming the youngest coach in Major League Soccer history when he took over as the head coach of the San Jose Clash/Earthquakes in 1997. Quinn coached in the MLS until 1999 when he returned to the Sockers for a second coaching stint that lasted from 2000-2004.
Quinn holds a USSF 'A' Coaching license. The former Director of Coaching of Poway Youth Soccer Club (1991-94), Quinn currently is the Director of Boys coaching for F.C. San Diego, and is a Technical Director for Adidas ESP developmental program. He also coached The Bishop's School, La Jolla girl's varsity soccer team.
"I am so excited for Quinnie," said USD head coach Seamus McFadden. "He is a consummate professional, a model family man and a great human being. That's the trifecta of success and the measure of the man that we all love."
The Breitbard Hall of Fame, established in 1953 by Robert Breitbard, honors athletes who have excelled athletically in San Diego or who are native San Diegans and have achieved athletic fame elsewhere. Since 1953, the Breitbard Hall of Fame has inducted 136 members representing 20 sports.
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