Ryan hires McLaughlin as assistant coach, recruiting coordinator

Scott McLaughlin

July 22, 2014

Stony Brook University women's soccer head coach Sue Ryan announced the hiring of Scott McLaughlin as assistant coach/recruiting coordinator on Tuesday. He will be intricately involved in all aspects of the program.

"I'm thrilled to welcome Scott to Stony Brook," Ryan commented. "He is a native Long Islander with an extensive background in working with and recruiting elite-level players. Scott has excelled at every level of the game, from high school to state ODP teams to college and regional ODP teams. This vast amount of experience and talent, combined with his understanding of Long Island and its surrounding areas will help us continue to bring in top-notch talent as we look to continue our regional upward trajectory."

McLaughlin joins the SBU staff after guiding the St. John's women's program to new heights last year in his role as assistant coach. Under McLaughlin's leadership in 2013, the Johnnies enjoyed their best year in program history, competing in the BIG EAST semifinals and advancing to the second round of the NCAA tournament before falling to Arkansas 1-0. McLaughlin helped shape St. John's Rachel Daly into the program's first ever NSCAA All-American and BIG EAST Player of the Year after she led the nation with 23 goals, as well as accelerate the development of first-team All-BIG East selection Georgia Kearney-Perry, second team selection Amy Marron and third-team freshman goalkeeper Diana Poulin. McLaughlin leaves one promising program to join another as the Seawolves won their first ever regular-season title in 2013.

"First off, I would like to thank Shawn Heilbron (AD), Matt Larsen (Senior Associate AD), Patrick Muffley (Assistant AD), and coach Sue Ryan for this wonderful opportunity," said McLaughlin. "It is clear that this is an exciting time to be a part of Stony Brook athletic family.  From a short distance, I've watched this women's soccer program evolve and continue its' upward trajectory toward sustained success.  I look forward to working with both the quality staff and student-athletes in our quest for excellence."



McLaughlin spent six seasons on the bench for St. John's. In his time with the Red Storm, he was a part of several successful campaigns, including the program's first two NCAA Tournament appearances in 2009 and 2013. Additionally, the Red Storm made four BIG EAST Championships appearances (2008, 2009, 2011, and 2013) in his six seasons.

Throughout his coaching career, McLaughlin has shown the uncanny ability to develop players. At SJU, he coached 16 All-BIG EAST selections, two BIG EAST All-Tournament team honorees and BIG EAST All-Rookie selection Caitlyn McLaughlin (2011) in addition to the aforementioned Daly.

McLaughlin joined the Red Storm in 2008 after a 10-year stint as an assistant coach with the Adelphi women's soccer program. In his role, he helped guide the Panthers to five NCAA appearances, four conference titles and three NCAA Northeast Regional championships. In addition, his 2004 team at Adelphi was the NCAA Division II championship runner-up. In 2001, he took a one-year absence from the Panthers to serve as an assistant women's soccer coach at Gettysburg College in Gettysburg, Pa.

McLaughlin was a four-year soccer player at Elizabethtown College in Pennsylvania. During his tenure, he helped lead the team to three appearances in the NCAA Division III tournament and three Mid-Atlantic Conference championships. In his senior year, McLaughlin was named to the All-Mid Atlantic first team.

A member of the National Soccer Coaches Association of America (NSCAA), McLaughlin holds an Advanced/National Diploma License. In addition to his role with the Seawolves, he serves as the U17 head coach of the Eastern New York ODP South Girls' team. He has also been a part of the Region I ODP camp staff since May 2006.

In January of 1998, he received his bachelor's degree in business administration from Elizabethtown with a concentration in finance. He continued his education at Adelphi, earning his master's degree in physical education in January 2001. In May 2014, he earned a second masters in educational administration as both a School Building/District Leader.