Two-Sport Lion, Former AD Quinn Named to WCC Hall of Honor

Jan. 31, 2018

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WCC Release

SAN BRUNO, Calif. – The West Coast Conference has unveiled its newest Hall of Honor Class which will include former Loyola Marymount basketball and baseball player and longtime athletic director, Brian Quinn.

A well-known figure as an athlete and administrator, Quinn led the Lions as a student-athlete on the basketball court, as well as the baseball field. During his basketball career, he averaged 13 points a game. He was among the league's leading scorers and free throw shooters, completing the 1960-61 season with 11 points per game and a 78% free throw percentage. His team won the West Coast Conference Championship in 1960-61, and advanced to NCAA tournament. Quinn was team captain and MVP his senior year before earning his Bachelor's degree from Loyola University in 1963.

In 1985, Quinn returned to his Alma Mater as Director of Athletics to help the University reestablish LMU's athletic glory. Teams won nine WCC titles and advanced to NCAA playoffs eleven different times in a variety of sports, including to the 1986 Baseball College World Series and The Elite Eight in the 1990 NCAA Basketball Tournaments. Quinn represented the university on a variety of NCAA committees including chair of the Men's Volleyball committee. 

In 1990, Brian began focusing on fundraising activities for Athletics as the Executive Director of Athletic Development. In 1996, the community of Westchester honored Brian with its "Citizen of the Year" Award for his achievements. Following his tenure at LMU, Quinn was named Athletics Director at Cal State Fullerton, where he served from 2002 through 2012. While at Fullerton, Quinn was named 2007 NCAA Division I Athletic Director of the Year in the West and was also the President of the National Association of Collegiate Directors of Athletics, Division IAAA. 

Quinn has been honored as the recipient of the NACDA Gary Cunningham Lifetime Achievement Award, and in addition to being enshrined in the LMU Hall of Fame in 2000, he is also a member of the Serra High School Hall of Fame. A member of the NCAA Baseball Committee, he continues to serve as a site manager for the postseason baseball playoffs. Quinn has been married to his wife, Collette, for 54 years. The couple has four children and 13 grandchildren.

The West Coast Conference will induct its 10th annual Hall of Honor class on Saturday, March 3 at the Orleans Hotel in Las Vegas, Nev. Ten individuals, one from each member institution, will be honored as part of the 2018 West Coast Conference Men's and Women's Basketball Championships to highlight the 10-Year Anniversary of the WCC Championships in Las Vegas. 

The 2018 induction class features one NCAA statistical champion, one NCAA National Athlete of the Year, two Olympians, two NCAA record holders, three individuals amassing five Academic All-American honors, five individuals collecting a combined seven conference MVP honors and six individuals compiling a combined 20 All-American citations. 

“The West Coast Conference is honored to celebrate the accomplishments of these former student-athletes and coaches as we celebrate the 10-Year anniversary of the WCC Basketball Championships in Las Vegas,” said West Coast Conference Interim Commissioner Connie Hurlbut. “The 2018 Hall of Honor class represents our 10 schools’ long-standing commitment to developing student-athletes by fostering an environment of athletic and academic excellence.”

The 2018 WCC Hall of Honor class includes: BYU's Miles Batty (Cross Country/Track), Gonzaga’s Ronny Turiaf (Men’s Basketball), Loyola Marymount’s Brian Quinn (Administrator), Pacific’s Ken Earle (Golf), Pepperdine’s Randy Wolf (Baseball), Portland’s Nicole Karr (Cross Country/Track), Saint Mary’s Mandy Bible (Volleyball), San Diego’s Christine Enger (Women’s Basketball), San Francisco’s Sue Enos O’Meara (Women’s Basketball/Volleyball) and Santa Clara’s Cameron Rast (Men’s Soccer).

The Hall of Honor class will be formally inducted at the WCC Hall of Honor Brunch on Saturday, March 3 at 9 a.m. PT at the Mardi Gras Ballroom in the Orleans Hotel and each inductee will be honored throughout the course of the basketball championships.  

Tickets to the WCC Hall of Honor Brunch & Induction Ceremony are available to the public for $40 and may be purchased by contacting Lindsey Jones in the WCC office via email – Ljones@westcoast.org. Tickets must be purchased by Friday, February 16.

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