Born in Belfast, Ireland, Quinn has many years of both playing and coaching at the highest level.
Playing Experience: A distinguished 15 year professional career. 1978-79 Larne (Irish League), 1979-81 Everton (English Premier League), 1981 Los Angeles Aztecs (NASL), 1982-83 Montreal Manic, Canada (NASL), 1983-91 San Diego Sockers (NASL, MISL) 1987 Hamilton Steelers (CSL). Recorded 48 Caps with the United States Men's National Team from 1991-94.
Coaching Experience: Quinn holds a USSF 'A' Coaching license. Coached the San Diego Sockers in the CISL 1995-96. 1997-99 coached the San Jose Earthquakes of the MLS. Back for a second term with the San Diego Sockers from 2000-04 in the MISL. Former Director of Coaching of Poway Youth Soccer Club (1991-94). Currently Director of Coaching RBYSA, Program Development Advisor AYSO Matrix and is a Technical Cordinator in adidas ESP.
Accomplishments: 8 time Champion with the San Diego Sockers, 8 time All-Star, 4th All Time scorer in Sockers history, 2nd All Time Playoff Scorer, 2 Time MVP in Playoff Championship Series (1986 & 1990), 1991 Gold Cup Winner - US National Team, 1992 US Cup Winner - US National Team, 1997 Youngest Coach in Major League Soccer History, Co-host of "Inside Soccer" Internet Radio Show.
Personal Soccer Highlights: Played against childhood soccer idol - George Best. Scored 2 goals in N.A.S.L. Playoffs against New York Cosmos. Captained US National Team vs. Ireland at Landsdowne Rd., Dublin, Ireland.
License Held: USSF National 'D'
* Played college at Mesa Community Junior College
* Played competitive/professional soccer for San Diego Blaze, Team Puma
San Diego, Los Angeles Lazers Reserve Team, South San Diego Federation
Select Championship Team, San Diego Sockers Reserve Indoor National
* Director of Coaches - RBYSA (1996-2003)
* Coached competitive soccer at La Jolla Nomads, Bernardo Hornets,
North County Alliance, Poway Vaqueros, PQ Express, Crusader Spirit, San
Diego United Hotspurs, AYSO & RBYSA
* Coached ODP District 1 - Girls U14
* Coached high school soccer at Rancho Bernardo High School Boys Varsity
Team 4 time League Champions, CIF Finalist, Francis Parker High School Jr.
Varsity, Poway High School Girls (Assistant Coach)
* Coached college soccer at Mesa College (Assistant Coach)
* Former players: Steve Cherundolo Men's National Team, Greg Dalby
Notre Dame & Men's National Team
Years coaching youth club soccer 16
NATIONAL "D" LICENSE
Nado Select Soccer Club - Coronado, CA Present
San Diego Crusaders Soccer Club - San Diego, CA 2002-2005
U10 Boys - U11 Boys
U13 Boys - U14 Boys
San Diego Sockers Summer Camp - San Diego, CA 2004
Southwestern College - San Diego, CA 2002
MenŐs Asst. Coach
NYSP Academy Coach (national youth sports program)
Mike Hovenic Soccer Camp - San Diego, CA 1992 thru 2004
Wembley Soccer Academy - Denver, CO 1998-2000
Academy Asst. Director
Cherry Creek Lightning - Denver, CO 1998-2000
Rec Plus Director of Coaching
United States Air Force Academy - Colo. Springs, CO 1998-1999
Skyhawk Camp Coach
Air Academy High School - Colo. Springs, CO 1998
Girls Varsity Asst. Coach
Chula Vista High School - San Diego, CA 1993-1994
Boys Varsity Asst. Coach
San Diego Gauchos USL D3- San Diego, CA 2002- 2004
San Diego Sockers MISL(reserves) - San Diego, CA 2002-2005
El Paso Patriots A-League - El Paso TX 2001
Cincinnati Riverhawks A-League - Cincinnati, OH 2000
Nashville Metros A-League - Nashville, TN 2000
Colorado Rapids MLS(reserves) - Denver, CO 1998-1999
Colorado Comets USL PDL - Denver, CO 1997-1999
Colorado Springs Stampede USL PDL - Colo. Springs, CO 1996
1996-1998: North County Soccer Park Youth Camp Coach.
2005: North County Soccer Park Youth Camp Director.
1996-1998: Elite Soccer School Assistant Coach.
1999-Current: San Diego Soccer Club Head Coach.
2001-current: Rancho Bernardo High School Varsity Assistant Coach.
2005-Current: Speed and Agility Instructor for SPEED TO BURN.
2002-Current: Personal Soccer Instructor specializing in Speed, Agility, Strength, Skill, and Technique.
Two time San Diego Soccer Club selection for "Coach of the Year" ('03-'04, '04-'05).
Most Valuable Player (97-98).
Two time Grossmont League North "Player of the Year" ('97-'98,'96-'97).
High School and Club Team Captain ('96-'97,'97-'98).
San Diego Union Tribune Player of the Week ('97-'98,
Most Valuable Offensive Player ('97-'98, '96-'97,'95-'96).
Three year ODP District 1 Player.
All-Leagues and All-CIF selections 1994-1998.
Division I 1998-1999: University of San Francisco.
Division I 1999-2002: San Diego State University.
2000-2002: SDSU Team Captain.
2000-2001: Selected for the SDSU "All Around Coach's Award".
2002: Soccer Buzz Magazine "Player of the Week".
2002-Current: Starting Sweeper for San Diego Semi- Professional team.
2002-Current: San Diego Semi-Professional team Captain.
Shawni is one of the most talented coaches in San Diego. Coaching is what she does. She has gotten better every year she has been involved in soccer and her experience as a leader while at SDSU was recognized by her teammates and the coaching staff. Her on going quest to be a "great" coach is one of the reasons we are estatic that she is a member of our staff.