| Brian Periman
Menlo College '10
Brian Periman is in his second season as an assistant coach at East Carolina after being hired in March 2014.
Periman plays an integral role in the development of the Pirates’ goalkeepers and his expertise paid immediate dividends during his first year in 2014. East Carolina matched the single-season program record with 11 shutouts, courtesy of excellent goalkeeping by senior Erika Lenns, who earned All-American Athletic Conference Second Team honors with 5.5 shutouts and a 1.14 goals against average in 13 starts, while junior Saundra Baron posted five shutouts and a 0.73 goals against average in eight starts.
Periman arrived at ECU after a one-year stint as an assistant coach at High Point University in 2013. During his coaching career, he served as an assistant coach at both the University of Arizona (2012) and Florida Atlantic University (2011). Periman also worked for one season as a volunteer assistant coach in Tucson during the 2010 campaign.
In addition to his coaching experience at the collegiate level, Periman worked as the goalkeeper coach for the Arizona Olympic Development Program. His duties included preparing daily training schedules for the State ODP goalkeepers and conducting their fitness sessions.
In 2010-11, he was the goalkeeper coach for the Arizona Rush of the Women's Professional Soccer League. Periman helped guide the team to a U-23 National Championship and mentor Rush goalie, Haley Kopemeyer, to a No. 1 league ranking.
A goalkeeper for three seasons at Menlo College in Atherton, Calif., Periman aided the Oaks in 24 wins - 20 of which came against conference opponents. He graduated in 2010 with a degree in business management, before going on to play one season with F.C. Tucson of the National Premier League in 2011.
Prior to earning his United States Soccer Federation (USSF) `E' License in 2013, Periman received his National Goalkeeper Diploma from the National Soccer Coaches Association of America (NSCAA).