Pat Laughlin was named the Friends of Brown Men's Soccer Head Coaching Chair in March of 2010 and became just the sixth coach in Brown's 85-year soccer history. Laughlin is in his fifth season as head coach entering the 2014 campaign.
In his first season with the Bears, Laughlin helped guide the team to a 12-4-4 record while going undefeated at Stevenson Field with a 9-0-3 record. Bruno made its 25th appearance in the NCAA Tournament, as well as its first trip to the Sweet 16 since 2000 with a home victory over Boston College and a thrilling 7-6 penalty-kick win in Storrs against Connecticut. Seven Bears earned All-Ivy recognition, three were Division I NEISL All-Stars, four received All-Northeast Region honors, and one was invited to the MLS Player Combine.
Laughlin followed it up by capturing the Ivy title in 2011 and receiving an at-large bid to the NCAA Tournament making it to the Third Round for the second consecutive year. Seven Bears earned All-Ivy honors, including two First Team selections, and two were selected to the All-Northeast Region team. Laughlin also had four selected to the NEISL All-Star squad, and two CoSIDA/Captial One First Team Academic All-District honorees.
Laughlin put together another impressive campaign in 2012 as he led the Bears to a 13-3-3 record overall, a 4-1-2 record in conference play and an at-large bid to the NCAA Tournament. 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. Six Bears earned All-Ivy honors, including four first team selections, while two players earned NSCAA All-Region accolades and two were named Academic All-Americans. Dylan Remick was named an NSCAA All-American and earned an invitation to the MLS Combine. Additionally, Ryan McDuff was named the 2013 Senior CLASS Award winner for men’s soccer as Brown’s first-ever recipient of the award.
Laughlin coached the Bears to another winning conference record in 2013, leading the team to a 7-7-3 overall mark and a 3-2-2 record in the Ivy League. Laughlin had four players earn All-Ivy recognition, including one first team selection, while two were named to the NEISL All-Star team.
A 1992 graduate of the University of Maine, Laughlin brings 16 years of collegiate coaching experience to Brown, which includes one season as an assistant coach for the Bears during the 2009 season. Last year, the Bears earned a 5-2 mark in the Ivy League and went 11-3-5 on the year to earn its 24th NCAA appearance. Seven players received All-Ivy honors, while two received NSCAA All-Region accolades.
In just two seasons as the bench boss at Maine, Laughlin not only turned a program around that was riding a 26-game winless streak, but he also made positive improvements in multiple areas of the program. He increased Maine's win totals in both 2007 and 2008, and his team received an NSCAA Team Academic Award for the first time in program history. He had 30 players selected to the America East honor roll, two players selected to the America East's All-Rookie team, and two to the America East All-Academic team.
Prior to Maine, Laughlin spent the 2006 season as an assistant coach at the University of Rhode Island where he served as the recruiting coordinator and prepared and assisted with all training sessions. While there, the Rams won the Atlantic 10 Championship with an impressive 12-5-6 record and advanced to the second round of the NCAA Tournament.
Before joining the Rams, Laughlin was the head coach at Dean College for six years. He helped take the program to new heights, which included its first-ever trip to the NJCAA National Finals in 2002. The Bulldogs captured the New England Region Championship in 2002 and 2003, and were finalists in 2005. He coached four NJCAA All-Americans, four Academic All-Americans, and posted a 69-36-6 record while there and was named the New England Regional Coach of the Year in 2002. Prior to his arrival at Dean, Laughlin built a program at Champlain College and posted a 28-21-3 record in his three seasons.
A native of Dallas, Texas, Laughlin earned his Bachelor of Arts degree in History from Maine and went on to earn his Master's of Education in Sports Management at Cleveland State University in 1996 while serving as an assistant coach.
Laughlin enjoyed a successful collegiate career playing for the Maine Black Bears, as his team ranked in the top ten in New England three out of his four years. A team captain during his senior season, Laughlin was named to the North Atlantic Conference All-Academic Team in addition to receiving the University of Maine scholar-Athlete honors three times.
He is the Head Coach for Region I Boys U-15 Olympic Development Program, and for the past three years he has coached this team in Spain, Argentina and Costa Rica on international tours. Laughlin holds a "B" Coaching License from the United States Soccer Federation and an Advanced Diploma from the National Soccer Coaches Association of America.
|Year||Overall||Ivy League Record/Place|
|2010||12-4-4||3-3-1 / 4th||NCAA Third Round|
|2011||12-5-3||4-1-2 / 1st||NCAA Third Round|
|2012||13-3-3||4-1-2 / 3rd||NCAA Second Round|
|2013||7-7-3||3-2-2 / 4th|