Garrett McLaughlin recently returned to Nashville and Lipscomb after a year’s stint as an Assistant Coach for Xavier University’s men’s soccer program, located in Cincinnati, OH, where he assisted in all areas of the program. Specifically, in managing day-to-day on-field training, recruiting and team academics.
Helped Xavier clinch a spot in the Big East Tournament. Also, helped coach the 2016 Big East Defender of the Year, Cory Brown. As well as Jalen Brown, an All-Big East selection, who was drafted in the second round of the MLS Draft to New York City FC.
Before Xavier, McLaughlin had two successful seasons as a Volunteer Assistant at Lipscomb, where in his first season, he helped the Bisons to a program-best 12-4-1 record securing the A-Sun regular season title in 2014. The Bisons were 18-14-2 overall during his two years in Nashville, racking up several conference honors in the process. McLaughlin trained the 2014 A-Sun Defender of the Year, Luke Gearin, and the A-Sun Freshman of the Year, Ivan Alvarado. While at Lipscomb, he also coached at the Tennessee Soccer Club.
Prior to being a Volunteer Assistant at Lipscomb, McLaughlin began his coaching career as an assistant at the University of Mary Hardin-Baylor, a Division III school in his home state of Texas. The Cru racked up a 26-19-4 record during his three years with numerous conference awards
McLaughlin played at Lipscomb University during the 2007-2010 seasons and was a four-year starter. He was a three-year captain of the Bisons, starting 67 out of 72 games played throughout his four years. He scored 10 goals and had eight assists in his tenure. He helped the Bisons to their first ever ASUN Conference Tournament appearance in 2007.
Originally from Belton, TX, McLaughlin played for the Lonestar Soccer Club in Austin, TX. He holds a Master’s degree in Counseling.