Brian Ainscough

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Brian Ainscough
Personal information
Place of birth Dublin, Ireland
Playing position Midfielder
Club information
Current team
Northeastern University (head coach)
Youth career
1984 Farleigh Dickinson University
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1988-1989 New Jersey Eagles (1)
1990 Penn-Jersey Spirit
Teams managed
1991 Villanova University (assistant)
1992-1994 Boston College (assistant)
1995-1999 Providence College
2000-2004 Bowdoin College
2005- Northeastern University
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.
† Appearances (Goals).

Brian Ainscough is the head men's soccer coach at Northeastern University. He has coached the Huskies since 2005, and has compiled a 36-42-19 overall record, including a 27-16-12 mark in conference play. He has transformed the Huskies soccer program into one of the best in the CAA, posting four straight top 5 finishes in conference play. His best success came in 2009, when the team went 10–8–1, including an 8–3–1 mark in conference play. He has led the team to back-to-back finals appearances in the CAA tournament, narrowly missing the NCAA tournament both years.

He was previously the head men's soccer coach at Providence College, where he coached the Friars for four years. He turned around the Friars program, which was then considered one of the worst in the Big East, and guided them to a 9–9–1 record his final year. In 1998, his Friars made the Big East tournament for the first time in over a decade. He started his coaching career as an assistant at Villanova University in 1991. From 1992 to 1994, he coached under Ed Kelly at Boston College.

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