An established coach in both the men's and women's game, Brian Pensky is in his third season with the Terrapins. His primary responsibilities with the squad include on-field coaching, recruiting and scouting.
In his first two seasons, Maryland has enjoyed unparalleled success winning 40 games - more than any other team in the nation during that time - and has made consecutive appearances in the College Cup. The Terps have also captured an ACC Tournament title and regular season crown during his time in College Park.
Before coming to Maryland, Pensky was an assistant at Loyola (Md.) College where he helped a Greyhound women's team win the 2001 MAAC Conference Tournament and earn a bid to the NCAA Tournament in his one season with the program. He had also been involved with the Maryland girls' Olympic Development Program team since 1997. Pensky served as an assistant coach for the Under-15 team from 1999-2000, helping that squad to the 1999 Region I championship and a national runner-up finish in 2000.
In the spring of 2000, he took over as head coach of the U-16 team and led the team to a regional championship. In 2001, he worked with the U-16 ODP team and finished as the regional runner-up. Pensky spent the summer of 2001 coaching the W-League's Maryland Pride, which reached the Final Four and won the Eastern Conference championship.
Prior to his stint at Loyola, Pensky coached for three years at nearby George Washington University in its women's soccer program. He began his coaching career at the Bullis School in Potomac, Md., where he later went on to teach and eventually piloted the boys' soccer team from 1996-98, including former Terp Steve Armas. While at the Bullis School, he was named 1997 High School Coach of the Year by the Maryland Ledger and paced the 18-1-1 IAC champions to a No. 13 ranking in the nation.
In addition to his college and high school coaching experience, Pensky coached the Bethesda Soccer Club from 1991-99.
Pensky holds a bachelor of economics degree from Emory University, as well as an "A" license from the United States Soccer Federation, an NSCAA Premier and NSCAA goalkeeping diploma.
Pensky and his wife, Abby, have three children, twins Will and Alex who will turn three in January, and Ben who was born in March of 2004. The Pensky family resides in Kensington, Md.