Jan. 28, 2013
LOUISVILLE, Ky. - University of Louisville women's soccer head coach Karen Ferguson-Dayes announced Monday the hiring of former D.C. United player and Harvard men's soccer assistant coach Andrew Quinn.
"We are thrilled to have Andrew as our new assistant coach," Ferguson-Dayes said. "He has tremendous playing experience collegiately, professionally and internationally. He has played for and coached with some of the best soccer coaches in the country and we expect him to make an immediate impact as we enter our final year in the BIG EAST and then transition in to the ACC. He has great recruiting networks on the East Coast and this, coupled with his playing experiences, will allow him to flourish as a young coach and help our program reach even greater heights."
Most recently, Quinn completed his second season as an assistant at Harvard where he was hired May 2011. He had also served since May 2011 as a goalkeeper coach on the staff for the Boston Breakers of Women's Professional Soccer League. While in Boston, Quinn helped lead the Breakers to the WPSL Elite regular season title.
"Andrew was a great addition to the Breakers last season helping us win the regular season championship," said Boston Breakers head coach Lisa Cole. "He is a very good goalkeeper coach and also has a good understanding of the game. He will be a great addition to the Louisville program."
Prior to that, Quinn was the volunteer coach for the Georgetown men's soccer team in 2010 helping guide the Hoyas to the BIG EAST regular season championship and was honored as a member of the BIG EAST Coaching Staff of the Year.
Having earned a degree in psychology and sociology from Notre Dame in 2009, Quinn helped lead the Fighting Irish to four consecutive NCAA Tournament berths during his collegiate career, including back-to-back national quarterfinal appearances in 2006 and 2007. Quinn and Notre Dame also won a pair of BIG EAST regular season titles in 2007 and 2008.
"I am thrilled for Andrew to stay connected to the game of soccer," said Notre Dame men's soccer head coach Bobby Clark. "He was a great goalkeeper for me at Notre Dame and it is important that people with his experience stay part of our game to teach. He has a nice, calm personality to go along with his knowledge and I know he will be a great asset to the Louisville women's program."
Following his college career in South Bend, Quinn had a one-month trail with the Glasgow Rangers of the Scottish Premier League before signing with the D.C. United of Major League Soccer in April 2010.
Quinn, whose professional career was cut short due to injury, grew up in Washington, D.C., and played for the Bethesda Soccer Club.