Brian Shrum Named Assistant Women's Soccer Coach

Feb. 13, 2012

PITTSBURGH - Duquesne head women's soccer coach Al Alvine has announced the hiring of Brian Shrum as assistant coach.

Shrum, who has been coaching in Western Pennsylvania since 1995, comes to the Bluff from California University of Pennsylvania where he was the assistant strength and conditioning coach the past two seasons. He also was a volunteer assistant coach at St. Vincent's University for the past two seasons.

In addition to experience at the collegiate level, Shrum has served as assistant director of coaching and girl's ODP director at PA West Soccer Association and Olympic developmental coach at USYSA Region One.

Additionally, Shrum led Southmoreland High School to a 107-43-8 record from 2001-09. The Scotties appeared in the WPIAL Playoffs seven times and qualified for the PIAA playoffs once.

Shrum graduated from California University of Pennsylvania in 2009 with a degree in sports management. He earned a master's degree from CalU the following year in exercise science with an emphasis in sports enhancement and injury prevention.

In addition to holding a USSF "A" license from the US Soccer Federation and a National Youth License from the United States Youth Soccer Association, Shrum holds numerous exercise certifications: Performance Enhancement Specialist from National Academy of Sports Medicine, Certified Speed and Explosion Specialist from National Academy Speed and Explosion and Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist from National Strength and Conditioning Association.

Shrum, his wife Lori and daughter Alexa live in Belle Vernon, Pa. with their two golden retrievers Ronaldo and Messi.




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