Brian Gill

Brian Gill recently concluded his first season as the James C. Gentle Head Coach of Men's Soccer.

After serving as an assistant coach in 2017, Gill took over for Rudy Fuller in February of 2018, following Fuller's promotion to Senior Associate Athletic Director for Intercollegiate Programs.

Gill's first season saw improvement on the field for the Quakers, as Penn notched a .500 record at 5-5-6 for the first time since 2013. Defensively, the Red and Blue boasted their strongest numbers since 2010, posting seven shutouts and holding their opponents to a sub-one goals allowed per game average. Sophomore defender Alex Touche garnered first-team All-Ivy status, while junior Brandon Bartel earned honorable mention league honors with a conference-best six assists.

Gill spent 2017 as an assistant coach for Penn, helping coach four All-Ivy honorees. Prior to his arrival in University City, he spent seven seasons at Georgetown as an assistant. His tenure in the nation's capital was highlighted by five trips to the NCAA Tournament, including reaching the NCAA College Cup final in 2012 and appearances in the Elite Eight (2014) and Sweet Sixteen (2013, 2015). Georgetown won four Big East championships and was nationally-ranked each season from 2010-15.

The Georgetown coaching staff was named the Big East Coaching Staff of the Year three times and four of Gill's recruiting classes were ranked in the top six nationally, peaking at fourth in 2013 and 2014. During his tenure at Georgetown, Gill coached 14 players who signed with a Major League Soccer (MLS) squad, one MAC Hermann Trophy finalist, three Hermann Trophy semifinalists, nine All-Americans, 22 regional All-Americans, nine Big East Players of the Year, and 30 All-Big East honorees, as well as the College Cup Most Outstanding Offensive Player. Additionally, one Academic All-American, one Big East Scholar-Athlete and one Elite 89 Award winner have played under Gill's tutelage.

Two of Gill's players at Georgetown, Keegan Rosenberry and Joshua Yaro, were selected second and third, respectively, in the 2016 MLS Draft by the Philadelphia Union.

Prior to spending time in the nation's capital, Gill spent one season at Seattle University (2009) and two seasons at Lafayette College (2007-08) as an assistant coach.

Gill currently holds a USSF 'B' License as well as an NSCAA Advanced National Diploma and a National Goalkeepers Diploma.

As a player, Gill was a three-time captain and two-time team MVP at Rider University and helped the Broncs reach the MAAC Championship match in 2000 and 2003.