Xavier men’s soccer has announced the addition of Garrett McLaughlin as an assistant coach for the 2016-2017 season, replacing Chuck Rodriguez – who departs for a similar role at Stanford.
McLaughlin joins the Musketeers from Lipscomb, where he had been in an assistant role since 2014. At Lipscomb, McLaughlin played an integral role in the team’s training regimen, summer camps, compliance, expenses, travel and recruiting.
At Lipscomb, McLaughlin helped the Bison to a program-best 12-4-1 record and A-Sun regular season title in 2014. The Bison were 27-23-5 overall during his three years in Nashville, racking up several conference honors in the process. McLaughlin helped coach the 2014 A-Sun Defender of the Year, Luke Gearin, and the A-Sun Freshman of the Year, Ivan Alvarado.
Lipscomb received multiple votes in the NSCAA Top 25 and was ranked as high as No. 4 in the NSCAA Southeast Regional Poll during a landmark 2014 season.
Prior to his coaching stint at Lipscomb, McLaughlin spent three years as an assistant coach at the University of Mary Hardin-Baylor, where he assisted in all areas of the program. He also brings multiple years of experience as a coach for the Tennessee Soccer Club.
A four-year starter at Lipscomb, McLaughlin graduated in 2011 with a B.S. in interdisiplinary studies after serving as team captain for three years. In 2014, he completed his M.A. in psychology while a part of the Bison coaching staff. He also holds a USSF National “E” License.