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Sean McBride hired to head Birmingham-Southern Women's Soccer program

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BIRMINGHAM, Ala.—Birmingham-Southern has hired Sean McBride as its new Head Women's Soccer Coach, Athletic Director Joe Dean, Jr., announced today.

McBride is a 1999 BSC graduate and a member of the BSC Sports Hall of Fame after being inducted in 2003. He has been the Varsity Boy's Soccer Coach at Homewood High School since 2001, as well as a Social Studies teacher, and has led the Patriots to four state titles, including the most recent one this past weekend. Homewood's previous state championships under McBride's direction were 2003, 2005, and 2006, and HHS was state runner-up in 2002. He has received Birmingham News Metro Soccer Coach of the Year and Alabama High School Athletic Association All-Star Coach honors.

"Sean McBride was an outstanding soccer student-athlete here at Birmingham-Southern and is a member of our Sports Hall of Fame," Dean said. "He is a very talented soccer coach and will be a great asset to our campus community. And coming off of a State Championship on Saturday with his Homewood High School team, we are excited about the winning momentum he will bring to our women's team this fall."

McBride has also served as a coach for Homewood Soccer Club since 2004, and was Director of Coaching from 2006-2013. He was also a coach for Mountain Brook Soccer Club from 1998-2006, and Trussville Soccer Club from 2004-2005.

McBride was a standout on the pitch for the Panthers in his two seasons on the Hilltop, being named NAIA All-America in 1997, 1997 Mid-South Region Player of the Year, 1997 TranSouth Conference Player of the Year, All-Conference in 1996 and 1997, and NAIA All-Tournament. He served as a Graduate Assistant Coach for BSC from 1998-2000 while finishing his degree. Prior to his stint at BSC, he played at Massasoit Community College in Canton, Mass., where he was a two-time NJCAA All-American.

A native of Scotland, McBride played for the Glasgow Celtic Football Club Reserve Team from 1988-1991, the Scottish National Youth Team from 1988-1990, and the Scotland National Schools Team from 1987-1988.