Rowland Named Assistant Coach
Feb. 15, 2010
COLLEGE PARK, Md. - Maryland head coach Sasho Cirovski has announced the addition of Brian Rowland as assistant coach for the Maryland men's soccer program, effective immediately.
Rowland was a four-year starter for nationally-ranked UMBC and was a two-time captain for the Retrievers. He was tabbed UMBC Male Athlete of the Year, earned All-America honors in 2002, and garnered all-conference accolades twice in his illustrious career. Rowland left UMBC as the career and single-season record-holder in shutouts.
"I am very excited to have been given the opportunity to join such a fantastic soccer program here at the University of Maryland," Rowland said. "To begin my coaching career at a program which has become the benchmark for excellence at the collegiate level is truly a great honor. I look forward to working with Coach Cirovski and his excellent staff, where I can hopefully contribute to the success of the program for the upcoming season and into the future."
Following Rowland's successful collegiate tenure, he continued his playing career with the Toronto Lynx of the USL (2003-04), the Baltimore Blast and Milwaukee Wave of the MISL (2003-07) and finally with Crystal Palace USA of the USL from 2007 to 2009. He was tabbed to MISL's Team of the Week three times and the USL Team of the Week five times. He also spent the last four years as the goalkeeper coach for Crystal Palace, working with academy goalkeepers in a year-round training program.
Prior to landing at UMBC, Rowland competed on the Canadian Youth National U-20 team and trialed at Manchester United and Fulham.
"I am extremely excited to announce Brian Rowland as our newest assistant coach," Cirovski said. "I have known Brian for the past ten years and have followed his success as a player. He has a great work ethic and sees the game in the same light as myself but more importantly, he is a very compassionate person.
"Though his priority will be working with our goalkeepers, he possesses a wide array of skills that will add great value to our program. He is a student of the game and will rise quickly in the coaching ranks."
Rowland is a native of Toronto, Ontario Canada and earned his bachelor's degree in economics from UMBC in 2003.