PROVIDENCE, R.I. – Brown University men's soccer head coach Patrick Laughlin announced today that Andrew Biggs has been promoted to the position of associate head coach, effective immediately.
"I am thrilled for Andy being named Men's Soccer Associate Head Coach. This is a much deserved recognition for the quality of his work," said Laughlin. "Andy is a great professional coach. He is capable in many areas and has made an impact on the team here at Brown. His continued involvement with the program is a huge positive for Brown men's soccer."
Biggs is entering his fourth season at Brown after joining Laughlin's staff as an assistant coach in July 2010. Biggs has been instrumental to the success of the men's soccer program during that time, helping lead the Bears to three consecutive NCAA Tournament appearances over the last three years, including an Ivy League title in 2011. In 2012, Brown tied the school record for shutouts in a single season, notching 11 for the third year in a row and advanced to the second round of the NCAA Tournament.
Before Brown, Biggs spent four years as the head coach at the University of New England, where he coached the program's first winning season in 10 years along with its first 10-win season since 1997. He took over a program that averaged less than three wins per season since the year 2000, and under his guidance the Nor'easters made two Commonwealth Coast Conference Championship appearances. Biggs also served at the University of New England as an assistant men's soccer coach from 1993-1998.
Biggs began his collegiate career at the University of Pennsylvania, and went on to Middlebury College where he received his Bachelor of Arts in History. After college he played in New Zealand for Western Suburbs in the Central Premier League and then competed for the Arizona Cotton of the United States Inner Soccer League.