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Blair Quinn
Position: Assistant Coach
Alma Mater: Rockhurst
Experience: 1 Year

• Blair Quinn returned to the Arizona State University soccer program in March 2014. Quinn served as assistant coach at ASU during current head coach Kevin Boyd’s first four seasons with the program (2007-10), the final two of which included consecutive NCAA Tournament appearances. 

• Came back to ASU following a three-year stint as the head coach at New Mexico State (2011-13). Quinn’s accomplishments at NMSU included leading the Aggies to a single-season school record 10 wins in 2011 while also guiding them to their first postseason win in program history. Most recently, New Mexico State forward Jennae Cambra was named to the All-Western Athletic Conference second team in 2013.

• Off the pitch, NMSU had great success in the classroom during Quinn’s tenure as 20 different players earned All-WAC All-Academic recognition. Half of those 20 players tallied conference academic accolades two or more times.

• The Aggies broke multiple school records in 2011 including shutouts (7) and goals against average (1.14). Elise Nordin also became the first Aggie in program history to earn second-team CoSIDA/Capital One Academic All-District Seven honors.

• Prior to his appointment as the second head coach in Aggie school history, Quinn spent the previous four seasons as an assistant coach at ASU. He helped guide the Sun Devils to back-to-back NCAA Tournament appearances in 2009 and 2010, the second such occurrence in school history.

• After arriving in Tempe, Ariz., in June 2007, Quinn helped Arizona State post a 36-32-12 record. He assisted with all aspects of the team while focusing on the development of the goalkeepers.

• In his first season at ASU, Quinn helped goalkeeper Briana Silvestri set a single-season school mark for goals against average (.085) in 2007, her first season as a full-time starter. The following season, Silvestri would break her own record with a 0.77 GAA, recording six shutouts along the way and recording NSCAA National Player of the Week honors following her back back-to-back shutouts at Baylor and at Texas.

• Prior to working with the Sun Devils, Quinn was an assistant coach at Loyola Marymount in Los Angeles, Calif. In 2006, he was a volunteer assistant coach at Kansas. The Jayhawks finished with an 11-7-1 record. With Quinn’s guidance, sophomore goalkeeper Julie Hanley recorded a 0.98 goals against average with seven shutouts.

• Quinn spent the 2005-06 season as an assistant coach/goalkeeper at Johnson County Community College in Overland Park, Kan. He returned to his alma mater, Rockhurst in Kansas City, Mo., to work as a men's graduate assistant during the 2004-05 season.

• Quinn began his coaching career as an assistant coach at the University of Saint Mary in Leavenworth, Kan. He worked with both the men's and women's programs for two seasons from 2000-02.

• As a three-year starter at goalkeeper at Rockhurst from 1994-96, Quinn garnered first team NAIA All-America and second team National Soccer Coaches Association of America (NSCAA) All-America honors in 1996. In his senior campaign, he anchored the Hawks to the NAIA Final Four. He holds the record for career (37) and season (15) shutouts at Rockhurst.

• Quinn played professionally from 1997-2003. He started his professional career with the Tallahassee Scorpions of the Eastern Indoor Soccer League before playing with the Sacramento Knights of the Western Indoor Soccer League. Quinn was with the Kansas City Brass of the United Systems of Independent Soccer Leagues and Arizona Thunder (WISL), before he ended his playing career with the Kansas City Comets of the Major Indoor Soccer League.

• Quinn earned a bachelor's degree in communication in 2005. He and his wife, Lacey, and their son, Aidan, reside in Phoenix.
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