Brian Rosario begins his fifth season with the Lions' coaching staff. Rosario serves primarily as the guard development coach and scheduling coordinator as well as overseeing the Lions' community service projects and equipment.
The University of San Diego graduate returned to the West Coast Conference after helping Cornell improve from last place to third place in the Ivy League.
Since arriving at LMU, Rosario has had an impact on the development of many of the best players in recent LMU history. His work with Renahy Young (2007-11) led her to claim four All-WCC selections and to become a 1,000-point scorer. In one season of working with the posts, he also oversaw Alex Cowling breaking the LMU single-season scoring record in 2009-10.
The season prior to Rosario's arrival, Cornell was 3-24 overall and just 1-13 in Ivy League play. In his first season, 2005-06, Rosario helped the Big Red improve to 5-9 in conference and guided Jeomi Maduka to the Ivy League Rookie of the Year award. In 2006-07, the Big Red improved to 12-15 overall, 8-6 in Ivy League play to finish in third place.
Prior to his stint at Cornell, Rosario served as an assistant at Cumberland College (Ky.) for four years. At Cumberland, Rosario helped the Patriots reach the NAIA national tournament in three of his four seasons, including 2003-04, when the team compiled a 28-4 record and captured the Mid-South Conference regular season title. In his last season, Cumberland posted a 21-10 mark and won its conference tournament.
Rosario began his college coaching career in 2000-2001, serving as an assistant coach at McNeese State University in Louisiana.
A 1999 graduate of the University of San Diego with a bachelor of business administration degree, Rosario completed his master's degree in middle school education at Cumberland in 2005. He is a member of the Women's Basketball Coaches Association and has served as an NAIA committee representative to the WBCA.
During his time at San Diego, he was a volunteer practice player for the women's basketball team, playing on the scout team to prepare the Toreros for competition. Rosario also served as an assistant coach at Mission Bay HS, where he helped the team to the C.I.F. semifinals in 1999 and 2000.
Rosario is a native of Oxnard, CA, where he attended Santa Clara High School. He played under legendary head coach Lou Cvijanovich, the winningest coach in California high school basketball history.