Former Major League Soccer (MLS) goalkeeper Andrew Quinn joined the Harvard coaching staff as a coaching assistant on April 21, 2011.
In his first season in Cambridge, Quinn, who works primarily with Harvard’s goalkeepers, helped coach the Crimson to earn three shutouts. In addition, goalie Austin Harms finished in the Harvard record books with 18 career clean sheets.
Quinn joined the Crimson staff after serving as a volunteer coach at Georgetown for one season. He helped the Hoyas to the program’s first Big East title in 15 years and their first NCAA appearance since 1994.
“I am excited that Andrew joined our coaching staff," said Carl Junot, the Virginia B. and James O. Welch '52 Head Coach for Harvard Men's Soccer. "He will add strength to an already excellent goal keeping squad. Andrew is very knowledgeable and has played at a high level. We’re very fortunate to have Andrew and I look forward to integrating his qualities with those of our staff and our team. Under Bobby Clark (at Notre Dame), Andrew was recognized as one of the top goal keepers in the country and his college success led him into a professional playing career in the MLS.”
During his first year in Cambridge, Quinn helped the Crimson earn three shutouts and posted a team goals-against average of 1.51.
Quinn will also serve as the goalkeepers coach for the Boston Breakers women's professional soccer team during the summer of 2012.
A 2010 graduate from Notre Dame with a degree in psychology and sociology, Quinn started 37 games in goal, posting nine career shutouts and making 119 saves with the Fighting Irish. He was a four-time Big East Academic All-Star and was a member of two Big East regular season championship teams, as well as squads that reached the Elite Eight in 2006 and 2007.