Brian Reed joins the LMU men's soccer coaching staff beginning in the spring of 2014 as the Lions' volunteer assistant coach.
Reed comes to LMU from Cal Poly, where he most recently served as the associate head coach of the Mustang program. He spent seven total seasons on staff at Cal Poly after completing his playing career in a Mustang uniform in 2003.
Reed was a three-year starter, two-year captain and a 2003 All-Big West first team selection during his playing career with Cal Poly. His first coaching stint at Cal Poly began in 2006 when he was charged with overall player recruitment, training and development. That tenure culminated during the 2008 campaign as the Mustangs posted their highest finish in the Big West standings (second), qualified for the NCAA Tournament for the first time in 13 years and produced the first postseason victory at the Division I level - a 1-0 win at UCLA. The Mustangs finished their finest season ranked No. 23 in the final NSCAA/adidas Top 25 poll.
Recruited and constructed in part by Reed, Cal Poly's 2008 backline allowed a 0.94 goals against average. Eric Branagan-Franco - who recorded nine clean sheets for the second-straight year and retired with eight Cal Poly career records, including save percentage (.805) and shutouts (25) - became the first Mustang to earn Big West Goalkeeper of the Year honors while center back Patrick Sigler was named Co-Big West Freshman of the Year. Both players earned NSCAA All-Far West Region praise while Sigler - a future Hermann Trophy candidate - was invited to train with the United States U-20 Men's National Team.
Prior to departing the program for the 2009 season, Reed helped produce a recruiting class that was ranked No. 33 among Division I programs by College Soccer News. He went on to spent the 2009-10 term working under former United States Men's National Team head coach and 2005 Major League Soccer Cup-winning manager Steve Sampson with the GSI Soccer Academy in Agoura Hills, Calif.
Reed returned to the Mustangs in 2010-13. In 2011, the Mustangs established program bests for fewest goals conceded (17, in 18 games) and fewest goals allowed per game (0.94) and led the Big West with a 0.90 team goals against average. In 2013, a 3-0 win at No. 6 UCLA (Sept. 5) marked the highest ranked opponent Cal Poly had ever defeated. The side went along to record double-digit victories for the fourth time in the past seven seasons and qualify for the Big West Conference Tournament for the fourth time in five years. During Reed's watch, Mustang defenders earned 15 total All-Big West honors.
In addition to coaching at LMU, Reed is also the Youth Academy Director of United FC in San Juan Capistrano.