USD Men's Soccer 2000


Torero Assistant Coaching Staff

HARRY TWEEDIE-J0THYEAR Assistant Coach Harry Tweedie returns for his tenth season at USO. A native of Belfast, Northern Ireland, Tweedie is a veteran of 16 years playing in many of his homeland's top leagues. Tweedie immigrated to the U.S. in 1970 and since has had an extensive back– ground in coaching and player development in thi s country. He was head coach of the San Diego Vi ll a Under 19 team which captured the McGuire Cup as Nationa l Cham– pions in 1979 and 1980. He wi ll assist Coach McFadden w ith practice and game preparations, scou ting and player eva luation.

TOMMY TATE - 4TH YEAR Assistant Coach Tommy Tate returns for hi s fourth season coaching the Torero goalies. No stranger to USO, he played four years for Coach McFadden between 1990-1994. He recorded 17 shutouts during his career and finished with a 37-14-5 record as the starting keeper. He recorded 16 wins and 9 shutouts as a freshman and went 13-4 during his senior campaign. A 1995 graduate of USO with a B.A. in Hi story, Tommy also ass ists the USO women's goalies ; coaches two San Diego Surf club teams (U-17 boys and U-8 boys) ; and the past seven years has served as an assistant coach for the boy's team at the Un iversity of San Diego High School. He is in hi s third year as a goalie for the San Diego Flash professional minor league team that plays in the A-League Western Division.


Leighton O'Brien begins his first season as an assistant to head coach Seamus McFadden. Like Tate, O'Brien played four years for the Toreros. He finished hi s out– standing career in 1998 by being named the West Coast Conference Offensive Player of the Year. He earned the same honor during his sophomore campaign when he scored I0 goa ls and dished out 13 ass ists. A three-time First Team A ll-Far West Region performer, O'Brien left USO with 28 goals, 39 assists and 95 points in 75 career matches. He was part of four Torero teams that accumu lated 45 victories, won two WCC titles and advanced to the NCAA Tourna– ment twice . O'Brien plays locall y for the San Diego Flash professional minor league team that competes in the A-League Western Division. TIMPETROVIC - JST YEAR

Tim Petrovic wi ll help out head coach Seamus McFadden and the rest of the staff as a student assistant this season. A member of the team the past two seasons, his playing career was cut short due to inju ries. This past season he appeared in just one game, and during the 1998 USO cam– paign he played in 6 matches w ith one start at defender. From Southend , Essex, Eng land , Tim prepped at Wimbledon for 2 1/2 years and played in the South East Counties League. He played U-1 6 through U- 19 leve ls for Essex County, and also was a member of the U-1 8 Yugoslavia International Team during the summer of 1996 .

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