Jim Brazeau

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Jim Brazeau
Personal information
Full name James Brazeau
Place of birth Seattle, Washington, United States
Height 6 ft 1 in (1.85 m)
Playing position Goalkeeper
Club information
Current team
Pacific University (head coach)
Youth career
1985–1986 Pacific University
1989 Oregon State University
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1990 Seattle Storm
1993 Portland Pride (indoor)
1994 Washington Warthogs (indoor) 19 (0)
1995–1997 Portland Pride (indoor)
Teams managed
1991 Portland Community College
1992–1995 Oregon State University (assistant)
2000– Pacific University
2001–2005 Pacific University (women)
2001–2005 Portland Timbers (assistant)
2007–2009 Portland Timbers (assistant)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 31 May 2006.

† Appearances (Goals).

‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 22 June 2006

Jim Brazeau is a retired American soccer goalkeeper. He played one season in the American Professional Soccer League and five in the Continental Indoor Soccer League. He earned the first shutout in CISL history on August 25, 1993. He is currently the head coach of Pacific University.


Brazeau attended Seattle Preparatory School. He then began his college career as a defender with Pacific University in 1985. After two seasons, he transferred to Oregon State University in 1989. When he arrived, the Beavers’ goalkeeper had just been declared academically ineligible and Brazeau was converted from defender to goalkeeper. He was named the 1989 first team Cascade Division goalkeeper.[1] In 1990, Brazeau signed with the Seattle Storm in the American Professional Soccer League where he spent most of the season as a backup to Chris Bell.[2] The Storm withdrew from the league following the season]. In 1993, he joined the newly established Portland Pride in the Continental Indoor Soccer League. He broke his jaw early in the season, but in his first game back on August 25, 1995, Brazeau became the first CISL goalkeeper to post a shutout in Portland’s 10-0 victory over the Pittsburgh Stingers.[3] In 1994, he moved to the Washington Warthogs, but was back in Portland in 1995. He retired following the 1997 season. Brazeau played two seasons for the Boxers as a defender, helping the team to the NAIA District II championship in 1986. He followed former Boxer head coach Jimmy Conway to Oregon State where he played one season as a goalkeeper, earning all-conference honors.


In 1991, Brazeau spent one season as the head coach of Portland Community College. The next year, he was hired as an assistant coach with Oregon State University. He held this position until 1995. In 1994, he became a staff coach with both the Oregon Olympic Development Program and with F.C. Portland, a local youth club. He remained with the Oregon Olympic program until 2001 and F.C. Portland through 2006. In 1999 and 2000, he was an assistant coach with Seattle Preparatory School. In 2000, he was hired as the head coach for Pacific University men’s team, becoming head coach of the women’s team in 2001. That year, he also became the goalkeeper coach for the Portland Timbers of the USL First Division. He coached with the Timbers through 2005, then rejoined the team in 2007[4] through 2009. He is also the Willamette United FC Club Director.


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