March 3, 2014
GREENVILLE, N.C. – Brian Periman has been named Assistant Soccer Coach at East Carolina University, according to an announcement from head coach Rob Donnenwirth on Monday.
"We are excited to add Brian to our staff,” Donnenwirth said. “He comes highly regarded from some close professional contacts. Brian will work closely with our goalkeepers and I am impressed with his knowledge and passion he has for the position. He is a tireless worker and will give his all to making all of our student-athletes better players and people.”
Periman arrives at ECU after a one-year stint as an assistant coach at High Point University in 2013. During his coaching career, he has 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.
“I’m very excited for the opportunity to work with Rob and Shannon (Lewis) and be a part of Pirate Nation,” Periman said. “East Carolina has a long history and to be a part of the environment it offers is really intriguing to me. Once you’re a Pirate, you’re always a Pirate.”
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.