STATESBORO — Assistant coach Brian Dunleavy has been named head coach of the Georgia Southern women’s soccer program, as announced recently by Director of Athletics Tom Kleinlein.
The report was on the university’s athletic website.
Dunleavy has worked the previous two seasons under former head coach Lindsey Vanderspiegel and was part of the Eagles’ 2012 Southern Conference championship season. GSU finished the 2012 campaign with a 10-8-5 overall record, winning the league title before falling to Wake Forest in the first round of the NCAA Tournament.
Dunleavy joined the Eagles in 2011. Prior to that, he coached one year at Saint Leo University in Dade City, Fla., where he worked with the men’s soccer program; one year as the head men’s soccer coach at the College of Mount Saint Vincent, an NCAA Division III institution in the Bronx, N.Y.; and two years as a staff coach for the Long Island (N.Y.) Rough Riders in the Professional Development League’s Youth Academy.
He played college soccer at Hofstra from 1999-2002 before joining the staff as an assistant coach in 2003.
In other GSU coaching news, women’s basketball coach Chris Vozab announced recently that Chris Gillett will join her staff as an assistant coach.
Gillett was a graduate assistant for the Armstrong Atlantic State University women’s team for the last two seasons. Gillett joined Armstrong from Grand Valley State University in Allendale, Mich., where he was a student assistant for the Lakers’ women’s squad.
Gillett also interned with the Detroit Pistons summer camps and clinics program in 2010.