USD Men's Soccer 2007

MIKE NICHOLSON Assis ant Coach - 3rd Season

Michael "Nico" Nicholson returns for hi s second season as an assistant coach to Seamus McFadden and the University of San Diego men's soccer program. N icholson comes to Alcala Park after serving as an assistan t coach to the University of California, San Die o women's soccer program from 1994-2005. During his stint

with UCSD, the Tritons captured three NCAA Division II and three NCAA Division III national championships. From 2003-05, Nicholson was also the

director of the Temecula/Murrieta Soccer Club and from 1998 to 2003, he acted as the Head Boy's Coach for the San Diego Surf. Many of the club teams at the Surf achieved Regional and State success and many of his players were placed on national teams. In 1994, he coached the Nomads Boy's Under 16 club that won a national championship. In addition to his tremendous wealth of coaching experience, Nicholson also spent time with the United Systems of Independent Soccer League, a men's semi-professional league. He played three seasons for the San Diego Top Guns from 1993-95 and guided his team to the Regional Finalists in 1994 and 1995. Nicholson graduated from the University of Leeds in England, where he earned a degree in Sports Science in 1989. He captained his soccer team to the national finals in 1989 and his team won the national championship in 1986.

IAN QUINN Assistant Coach - 1st Season Born in Belfast, Ireland, Brian Qu inn joins the USD men's soccer program for his first year w ith the Toreros. He has many years of both playing and coach ing at the highest level to accompany his distingui shed 16 year professional career dating back all the way to 1978. Quinn holds a USSF 'A' Coaching licen se. He coached the San Diego Sockers in the CISL from 1995-96. In 1997-99 coached the San Jose Clash/ Earthquakes of the MLS before returning for a second term with the San Diego Sockers from 2000-04 in the

MISL.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, Program Development Advisor AYSO Matrix and is a Technical Director for adidas ESP developmental program. He also coached The Bishop's School, La Jolla girls varsity soccer team. Quinn was an 8 time Champion with the Sa n Diego Sockers, 8 time All-Star, 4th all time scorer in Sockers history, 2nd All time playoff Scorer, 2 Time MVP in playoff championship Series (1986 & 1990), 1991 Gold Cup Winner - US National Team, 1992 US Cup Winner - US National Team, was the youngest coach in Major League Soccer history in 1997, and co-host of "Inside Soccer" internet radio show.

USD NCAA Tournament Appearances - 2003, 2002, 2001, 2000, 1999, 1998, 1995, 1994, 1993, 1992, 1990

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