Brian Cronin is in his second year on the Clemson staff as Director of Soccer Operations.
During his first year at Clemson, the team finished fourth in the ACC, beat Boston College in the quarterfinal matchup on penalties, and advanced to the ACC semifinals for the first time since 2005. The Tigers also had its first ACC winning season since the 2001 campaign.
Cronin graduated with a B.S. in Communications from Chapman University in May, 2008. While at Chapman University, Cronin played for the men's program for two years. Before transferring to Chapman University, Cronin played for the state powerhouse Cabrillo Junior College and was a part of the state finalist team in 2005 (CA).
Before joining the Clemson staff in March 2012, Cronin spent three seasons with the San Jose Earthquakes of Major League Soccer. Cronin was a part of the game day operation staff, as well as an account executive with the Earthquakes. He also helped out with the offsite promotional events.
In addition to working for the Earthquakes, Cronin holds his Advanced National Diploma from the NSCAA and has coached at numerous levels. He spent four years coaching at Aptos High School in Santa Cruz County (CA) and three years coaching at Cabrillo Junior College (CA).
During a four-year period with the Santa Cruz County Breakers (CA), a US Soccer Developmental Academy he provided coaching and guidance to all age groups. Cronin has also spent time working with the US Soccer Developmental Academy in Sarasota, FL as a member of the operations staff during the Academy Showcases.
He helps with all facets of the Clemson Program and administers the highly successful Clemson Tiger Soccer Camps.