In eighth year as associate head coach and 12th year as assistant coach at Western after spending 2011 with Crossfire Premier, leading their U20 Super League team to nationals ... Holds USSF National "A" Coaching License and is Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist ... Played professionally with Tallahassee Scorpions in 1998 ... Earned bachelor's degree in 1998 at Seattle Pacific University ... Two-year letter winner for Falcons ... Graduate of North Kitsap High School ... 37 years old
BRISBON NAMED ASSOCIATE HEAD COACH
Rejoins Vikings to work with both men's and women's programs
A familiar face is returning to Western Washington University as Greg Brisbon has been named associate head coach for the men's and women's soccer teams, beginning Feb. 6. Making that announcement was Travis Connell, head coach for both programs.
The 37-year-old Brisbon served seven seasons as an associate head coach and 11 years overall as an assistant coach for both squads at WWU before leaving in January of 2011 to work for Crossfire Premier Soccer Club in Redmond.
"I am happy and excited to have this opportunity to return to Western Washington University," said Brisbon. "I have been away for a year working for Crossfire Premier. I had the opportunity to work with outstanding players and great coaches during that time and I am thankful for that. I look forward to working with the athletics department and the staff and players of WWU soccer."
At Crossfire Premier, Brisbon coached a U20 Super League team of the United Soccer League that qualified for nationals last summer. He also directed three youth teams throughout the year.
"We are excited that Greg is back with us at Western," said Connell. "His knowledge, experience and work ethic are contagious. The players and coaches are looking forward to working with him again."
During Brisbon's first tenure at WWU, the Viking men won Great Northwest Athletic Conference titles in 2002 and 2008, and enjoyed six double-figure win seasons. The women won the GNAC crown and got to the NCAA Division II West Region final in 2008 and reached the regional semifinal in 2006, having seven double-figure victory campaigns.
Brisbon holds a USSF National "A" Coaching License and is a certified strength and conditioning specialist.
Brisbon played professionally with the Tallahassee Scorpions in 1998 after earning his bachelor's degree at Seattle Pacific University. He lettered two years for the Falcons after graduating from North Kitsap High School.