Connell and Brisbon became friends while playing for Falcons
In 12th year as head coach with record of 141-61-20, win total being school record ... Named National Soccer Coaches Association of America Division II Far West Region Coach of the Year in 2008 and 2012, and Great Northwest Athletic Conference Coach of the Year in 2006, 2008 and 2013 ... In 2013, directed WWU to best season in program history, the Vikings finishing 20-2-1, victory total being school record, reaching NCAA II national semifinals, winning West Region title, taking GNAC regular-season championship and being ranked No.3 nationally in final NSCAA Top 25 Poll ... In 2012, coached WWU to 19-4-0 record, GNAC regular-season and tournament titles, and West Regional final ... Also led Vikings to regional final in 2008 ... Was WWU head men's coach for 14 seasons from 1999 to 2012, having a 125-123-17 record, best in school history ... ... GNAC Coach of the Year in 2002, 2007 and 2008, directing Vikings to league titles in 2002 and 2008 ... Also was men's assistant for three seasons ... 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 ... Was 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, winning 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 Division 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 ... 42 years old ... He and wife Georgianne, a four-time All-America gymnast at Seattle Pacific, have one son, Gracen 11, and two daughters, Bella Rae 8, and Luca Joy 4.