Connell and Brisbon became friends while playing for Falcons
In 14th year as men's head coach at Western following three seasons as assistant ... Has record of 117-115-15... Winningest coach in 32-year history of program ... Great Northwest Athletic Conference Coach of the Year in 2008, directing Vikings to league title and 11-5-3 record ... Also was GNAC Coach of the Year in 2007, Western posting 13-6-1 mark, and 2002, Vikings finishing 15-4-1 and winning league championship ... In 10th season as women's head coach at Western with 102-55-19 record ... Twice GNAC Coach of the Year ... In 2008, Western was 17-3-2, won GNAC title and reached final of NCAA Division II West Regional, the victory total being a school record ... Holds USSF National "A" Coaching License, highest coaching license available ... Washington State ODP Boys staff coach in 1999 and coached at Oak Harbor High School from 1995-98 ... Currently Coaching Director for WFC Rangers, a local select club in Bellingham ... Played two years professionally with Lafayette (La.) Swampcats, which won Eastern Indoor Soccer League title in 1998, and Everett BigFoot, which took PDL Northwest Championship in 1997 ... Earned bachelor's degree in 1995 at Seattle Pacific University ... Three-year starter and four-year letter winner for Falcons ... Started on SPU's 1993 NCAA II National Championship team ... Scored tying goal with 65 seconds left in 6-5 national semifinal win over Florida Tech ... Played on four Falcon teams that reached national playoffs ... Team captain as senior ... 1991 graduate of Oak Harbor High School ... His father, John, was head boys soccer coach at Oak Harbor HS and his brother, Caleb, lettered four years in soccer at Seattle Pacific ... 39 years old ... He and wife Georgianne, a four-time All-America gymnast at Seattle Pacific, have one son, Gracen, 8, and two daughters, Bella Rae, 5, and Luca Joy, 1.