Wiese and company named BIG EAST Coaching Staff of the Year
Hoyas are in the midst of spring play
Brian Gill is in his fourth season on the Hilltop and has been instrumental in the success of the program. He serves as the recruiting coordinator as well as an assistant coach helping with all aspects of the game.
The 2012 season will be remembered as the most successful in program history. The Hoyas went 19-4-3 with a mark of 6-2-0 in the BIG EAST Conference. The squad was the third overall seed in the NCAA Tournament and the 19 wins were the most in program history. The Hoyas were the BIG EAST Blue Division Champions, the BIG EAST Championship runners-up and advanced to the national championship game in penalty kicks in a thrilling game against the University of Maryland after Georgetown began the season unranked.
Individual accolades followed as a record four players were drafted by teams in the MLS including three Hoyas earning a spot in the MLS SuperDraft. Steve Neumann was a MAC Hermann Trophy Semifinalist and earned College Cup Most Outstanding Offensive Player, while Brandon Allen was named the BIG EAST Rookie of the Year as well as the national rookie of the year by a number of outlets. GU had two All-Americans as well as six All-BIG EAST honorees. Georgetown boasted its well-rounded student-athletes with Keon Parsa earning the Elite89 Award, given to the student-athlete at the College Cup with the highest GPA.
In his tenure at Georgetown, Gill has coached three All-Americans, nine regional All-Americans, two BIG EAST Players of the Year and 11 All-BIG EAST honorees as well as the College Cup Most Outstanding Offensive Player. On the academic side, he has had one BIG EAST Scholar-Athlete and an Elite89 Award winner.
The team has seen unprecedented success with two NCAA Tournament berths. The squad has also won a pair of BIG EAST Blue Division Championships, been ranked among the top 25 in all three seasons and made a trip to the BIG EAST Tournament championship game.
There have been a number of milestones along the way. In 2011, the team went unbeaten for 10-consecutive games and tied the No. 1 team in the nation on the road. The 2010 season was a breakout year as Georgetown won the Blue Division and moved on to the Round of 16 before failing to advance in penalty kicks. It was also that season that the coaching staff was named BIG EAST Coaching Staff of the Year.
Gill served an assistant coach at Seattle University for one season helping build the program in its first season of Division I in 2009. Seattle finished the season in the top four in the Mountain Pacific Sports Federation that year.
He was also an assistant coach at Lafayette College in Easton, Pa., for two seasons prior as the Leopards reached the Patriot League Conference Tournament in 2007 and 2008.
Gill was a two-time team MVP at Rider University, helping the team reach the MAAC championship game in 2000 and 2003. He also played goalkeeper for the Brooklyn Knights of the USL's Premier Development League from 2001-03.
Gill has a USSF 'B' License as well as an NSCAA Advanced National Diploma and a National Goalkeepers Diploma.
He is currently working with Bethesda-Olney Academy which is part of the United States Soccer Development Academy.
Gill graduated magna cum laude from Rider with a degree in secondary education and history. He is working toward his master's degree at Georgetown University in sports industry management.
Gill resides in Arlington, Va.