Prior to the starts of the 2010 season, LSU soccer head coach Brian Lee announced the addition of Premier Development League veteran Brandon Gwin as a volunteer assistant coach with his staff to assist with the development of LSU’s talented group of goalkeepers.
Under Gwin’s direction, freshman Megan Kinneman enjoyed one of the most prolific seasons in goal for the Tigers in program history as she made 14 starts with six shutouts while setting a new LSU single-season record with a 0.66 goals against average. That performance earned Kinneman a selection to the SEC All-Freshman Team following the 2010 regular season.
In fact, the Tigers pitched nine shutouts in 20 matches during the 2010 season as junior Mo Isom added three shutouts in seven starts with a 0.83 goals against average of her own. The LSU defense nearly set a new team single-season record with a 0.72 goals against average in its 20 matches on the season.
Gwin played goalkeeper himself with the PDL’s Baton Rouge Capitals during the 2007 and 2008 seasons, following an outstanding high school career at Catholic High School in Baton Rouge.
Gwin recently wrapped up a five-year stint as both a junior varsity and varsity coach at Catholic High School and served as the team’s goalkeeper coach from 2006-10. In addition, he has coached goalkeepers with the Baton Rouge Soccer Association for the past four years.
“We are excited that Brandon Gwin has joined our program as a volunteer coach,” Lee said. “We have two outstanding goalkeepers on our roster with Mo Isom and Megan Kinneman ready to compete for us this season, and we know that Brandon will help them reach their full potential. Megan emerged for us last year as one of the top young goalkeepers in college soccer, and we are certainly excited with the work that Brandon has done in developing our talent at the position.”