Feb. 9, 2007
Fullerton, Calif. - Demian Brown, an assistant coach with the Cal State Fullerton women's soccer program for the last three seasons, has signed a contract to serve as head coach of the Titans, the University announced today.
Brown replaces Ali Khosroshahin, who resigned in December after six seasons to take a similar position at the University of Southern California.
"I am extremely honored to have this opportunity," Brown said. "This university has meant so much to me for a long time and to now have the chance to be the head coach here is a dream come true. I look forward to the challenge of leading our group to the kind of success our program has achieved in the last three years."
Since Brown's arrival, Cal State Fullerton has posted a 42-20-3 (.669) overall record with two Big West Conference regular season titles (2004-05), Big West Tournament titles in each of the last two seasons and back-to-back berths in the NCAA Tournament - including a trip to the round of 16 in 2005 and a second-round appearance last season.
In addition, Brown also has coached a pair of Big West Conference Defensive Players of the Year in All-American Marlene Sandoval (2005) and two-time All-Big West first-team honoree Erica Janke (2006).
"After a careful search we are very pleased that Demian Brown has accepted the position as head women's soccer coach," said Director of Athletics Brian Quinn. "Demian is a very bright, articulate young man who is one of the most appreciated members of our staff. His excellence as a former Titan soccer player and his outstanding coaching experiences, both at the club and Division I levels, make him an outstanding choice to lead us to even greater success."
Brown joined the Cal State Fullerton women's soccer staff in 2004 after spending five years as an assistant coach with the men's soccer program at UC Irvine.
Since joining the Titans, Brown has had a tremendous impact on the defensive side of the ball, helping coach the Titans' defense to a pair of record-setting seasons. Under his direction in 2004, Fullerton set single-season records for shutouts (8), fewest shots allowed (183) and fewest goals allowed (18). Brown and the Titans improved on that effort in 2005, setting new marks for fewest goals allowed (15), fewest shots allowed (161) and shutouts (12) while also tying the record for consecutive shutouts in a single season with four.
In January, 2006, Brown guided the Cal-South Women's Soccer State Select Team to the George F. Donnelly Cup title, posting a perfect 4-0 record at regionals and outscoring teams from Massachusetts, Illinois and Tennessee by a combined 8-0 total to win the crown.
His coaching experience also includes working with one of the top girls club programs in the nation, the Slammers FC out of Newport Beach, where he served as head coach for seven years. He is now a coach with the Orange Junior Soccer Club in Orange, Calif. Brown also was the boys head coach at Canyon High School in Anaheim, Calif., leading that school into the CIF quarterfinals in 2000.
A four-year letterwinner as a defender for the Cal State Fullerton men's program (1992-94, 1996), Brown helped the Titans to the 1993 Men's College Cup as a player, earning NCAA All-Tournament honors and finishing his Titans' career as a two-time All-Mountain Pacific Sports Federation honoree.
A 1997 graduate of Cal State Fullerton with a degree in communications, Brown currently resides in Fullerton with his wife, Gina, and sons, Mathias and Xavier.