Brian Irvin enters his ninth season as an assistant coach with the LMU men's soccer program. In the previous eight seasons with the team, Irvin has helped the Lions achieve a new level of success.
In the last eight seasons, Irvin has helped the team to five straight winning seaons and four consecutive trips to the NCAA College Cup. The Lions have had 10 or more wins in three of the last four seasons, earning a program best 15 in 2002.
Irvin has been a key part in the Lions recruiting efforts since 1998, signing some of the best players in the team's history. Since 1998 they have had three All-Americans (the only three in the program's history) and 34 all-conference performers. In addition, three players have signed MLS contracts the past three years.
After completing his third season in the coaching ranks, Irvin received a USSF National "A" Coaching License. He also coached for the U.S. Olympic Development Progam (CYSA U-14 Boys) for his second straight year.
Irvin, a former player under head coach Paul Krumpe, is a 1997 graduate of UCLA. He was a three-year starter for UCLA from 1994-96 and started during the Bruins' Final Four appearance in 1994.
A 1992 graduate of Woodrow Wilson High School in Long Beach, Calif., Irvin was inducted into the school's Hall of Fame following graduation. He continued his playing career with the Bruins for four years (1992-96), and was honored as UCLA's Most Inspirational Player following the 1994 and 1996 seasons.
In the professional ranks, Irvin played one season with the Anaheim Splash professional indoor soccer team.
Irvin graduated from UCLA in 1997 with a bachelor of arts in Geography and Environmental Studies. He has completed his degree requirements for the MBA program and has earned his masters in marketing management. He also serves on the assistant coaching duties for the South Bay Soccer Club, working with the Boys U-14 age group. Irvin currently resides in Long Beach, CA.