- Position: Midfielder
- Date of Birth: 05/24/1960
- Caps: 48
- Goals: 1
Well-known for his coaching stint as head coach of the San Jose Clash-turned Earthquakes, Brian Quinn played for the U.S. National Team from 1991 to 1994 after becoming a U.S. citizen in 1991. He played midfielder for four years before just missing the final cut to the 1994 World Cup Team. Now he is an institution in the San Diego community for his many years of service to the Sockers as a head coach and player.
1994: Final cut for the 1994 World Cup team.
1993: Assisted on one goal in 10 matches for the National Team.
1992: Started all 19 games for the National Team, playing a career high 1651 minutes.
1991: After becoming a U.S. citizen in 1991, Quinn joined the U.S. Men’s National Team at midfielder, making his debut against the Republic of Ireland.
1991: Scored first goal for U.S. in 3-0 win over Guatemala.
Sockers had eight indoor soccer championships during Quinn’s nine seasons. Eight-time all-star for the Sockers. Quinn is fourth on the Socker’s all-time scoring list with 335 points (131 goals, 204 assists) and second in playoff scoring with 130 points (56 goals, 74 assists). Ended his indoor soccer playing career by leading his 1990-1991 championship team with 74 points. In the North American Soccer League, Quinn played for the Sockers, Montreal Manic, and Los Angeles Aztecs. His professional career started in 1978 with Larne of the Irish League. Also played for two seasons with Everton in the old First Division from 1979-1981.
As head coach of the San Diego Sockers, Quinn took over for Ron Newman in 1995. In 2001, the Sockers garnered the 2001 World Indoor Soccer regular season title with a 14-10 record. In his first season, he led the club to a 17-11 regular season record and first place in the Continental Indoor Soccer League Divisional Standings in 1995 and 1996. As head coach of the San Jose Clash (Earthquakes) he was the youngest coach in MLS history. Led the Clash to a 35-41 record in 1997-1999.