Louisignau comes to Appalachian State after four seasons as an assistant coach at UMBC, helping lead them to the America East regular season title in 2013 and 2014 and league tournament championships in three straight years. In 2014, the team made it to the College Cup for the first time in program history. The coaching staff at UMBC earned America East Coaching Staff of the Year honors, while their head coach, Pete Caringi, won NSCAA and Soccer America Coach of the Year Honors. Working primarily with goalkeepers and defenders, Louisignau also worked in recruiting and evaluating academically and athletically qualified student-athletes, as well as working with the alumni base.

He oversaw the development of goalkeeper Phil Saunders, who signed a professional contract with BÍ Bolungarvík of the Icelandic First Division in 2013 after being voted America East Conference Tournament MVP the year prior. Louisignau also coached Billy Heavner, who led the conference in goals-against average (.830) and shutouts (10) in 2014. Through five games in the 2014 NCAA tournament run, UMBC posted four shutouts as the Retrievers became the first unseeded team in NCAA history to post four clean sheets in as many games on the road.

Prior to coaching at UMBC, Louisignau also played as their goalkeeper from 2009-11 after transferring from the University of Virginia. During his time there, the Retrievers posted a winning percentage of .731 and an overall record of 41-11-15 for the winningest three-year period in UMBC men’s soccer history.

A Wilmington, Del. native, Louisignau graduated from UMBC in 2012 with a bachelor’s degree in sociology. While living in Delaware, he played club soccer for the Baltimore Bays, where he won the USYSA National Championship in 2006 and 2009 and won the US Soccer Developmental Academy in 2008. Louisignau was also invited to train with the U18 U.S. National Team in 2007.