Brian Irvin brings a wealth of experience to LA Galaxy Academy both in the classroom and on the soccer field. Irvin is currently in his first year working with the LA Galaxy Academy. Prior to working with the Academy, he was an educator and a soccer coach at the college and high school level. Irvin has experience coaching and teaching throughout the youth game and in the classroom in Southern California and holds a USSF "A" License. Irvin also has a Master of Education in Special Education and has completed all academic requirements in the Teaching Credentialing program.
Irvin is a former NCAA Division 1 Soccer student-athlete from UCLA where he graduated with a Bachelors in Geography/Environmental Studies. He was a three-year starter for UCLA from 1994-1996 and started during the Bruins’ Final Four appearance in 1994. Irvin was honored as UCLA’s Most Inspirational Player following the 1994 and 1996 seasons. After UCLA, Irvin played one year of professional indoor soccer for the Anaheim Splash of the Continental Indoor Soccer League. Irvin also spent 9 years as the men’s assistant soccer coach at Loyola Marymount University where he earned his MBA. In his nine seasons at LMU, Irvin helped guide the Lions to five straight winning seasons and four consecutive trips to the NCAA College Cup.
In addition to his extensive experience in the college ranks, Irvin has also been very active in youth coaching from ODP to club to high school soccer. He has served as a Cal-South ODP coach and as a Region IV ODP Staff Coach. He has also worked with club soccer teams from the South Bay to the Long Beach area. A graduate of Woodrow Wilson High School, Irvin was inducted into the Wilson Hall of Fame following graduation. Irvin currently resides in Long Beach with his family.