Head Coach - Temple Men's Soccer
Brian Rowland was named the Temple men's soccer head coach in December 2017. Prior to Temple, he spent the last eight seasons on the University of Maryland’s men’s soccer staff with the final three campaigns as the Terps’ associate head coach.
Under the guidance of Rowland, Maryland captured five consecutive conference tournament crowns between 2012 and 2016, including three-straight as a member of the Big Ten Conference. Rowland has also excelled as a recruiter, helping the Terps bring home top classes on a yearly basis.
The 2017 season saw Maryland start the season 10-0-3 and complete a 30-game regular season unbeaten streak that began in 2015. The Terps boasted the Big Ten Midfielder of the Year Eryk Williamson and first-team All-Big Ten selection Jake Rozhansky. Rowland helped the development of first-year keeper Dayne St. Clair, who was outstanding in his first season as a starter.
In 2016, Rowland helped mentor a league-best eight all-conference selections, including Big Ten Offensive Player of the Year Gordon Wild,
Big Ten Defensive Player of the Year Alex Crognale and Big Ten Goalkeeper of the Year Cody Niedermeier. Maryland set a program-record for consecutive wins (15) and accomplished an unbeaten regular season (16-0-2). The Terps also garnered the top seed in the NCAA Tournament.
The Terps once again captured the Big Ten Tournament Championship in 2015, defeating top-seeded Ohio State in Columbus. Maryland also made a valiant return to the quarterfinals of the NCAA Tournament after topping previous national champions Virginia and Notre Dame. Six Terps earned all-conference accolades and Tsubasa Endoh (first round) and Ivan Magalhaes (second round) were selected in the 2016 MLS SuperDraft.
Prior to serving as associate head coach, Rowland was tabbed as the recruiting coordinator in 2014, helping to insure the No. 1 rated class in 2015 and No. 2 class in 2016.
Rowland helped guide the Terps to three consecutive regular season and tournament conference championships in 2012, 2013 and 2014 as Maryland advanced to the College Cup in consecutive seasons in 2012-13 for the first time since the 2004 and 2005 seasons.
During his first season in College Park, Rowland coached All-America selection Zac MacMath, who led the nation with a 0.64 goals against average. MacMath was later selected by the Philadelphia Union with the fifth pick overall in the 2011 MLS SuperDraft.
During his undergraduate career, Rowland was a four-year starter for nationally-ranked UMBC and was a two-time captain for the Retrievers. He was tabbed UMBC Male Athlete of the Year, earned All-America honors in 2002, and garnered all-conference accolades twice in his illustrious career. Rowland left UMBC as the career and single-season record-holder in shutouts and was inducted into the school’s Hall of Fame in 2014.
Following Rowland's successful collegiate tenure, he continued his playing career with the Toronto Lynx of the USL (2003-04), the Baltimore Blast and Milwaukee Wave of the MISL (2003-07) and finally with Crystal Palace USA of the USL from 2007 to 2009. He was tabbed to MISL's Team of the Week three times and the USL Team of the Week five times. He also spent the last four years as the goalkeeper coach for Crystal Palace, working with academy goalkeepers in a year-round training program.
Prior to landing at UMBC, Rowland competed on the Canadian Youth National U-20 team and trialed at Manchester United and Fulham.
Rowland is a native of Toronto, Ontario and earned his bachelor's degree in economics from UMBC in 2003. Rowland holds a USSF A License (2012) and is involved with US Soccer as a scout for their Youth National Teams.
Assistant Coach - Temple Men's Soccer
Armante' Marshall was added to the Temple men's soccer coaching staff as an assistant coach in 2018 after serving on Jacksonville University's coaching staff the past three years. Marshall, an avid recruiting coordinator for JU, comes to Temple with seven years of Division I coaching experience.
Marshall began coaching at Jacksonville in 2014, playing a key role in the resurgence of the men's soccer program. In his time there, he helped coach the Dolphins to the NCAA Tournament in 2015 and 2016 along with guiding them to their first ASUN Conference Championship appearance in eight years during the 2016 season.
Marshall joined Jacksonville after serving on staff for his alma mater, the University of South Florida. In a four-year stint with the Bulls, he helped guide the men's soccer team to three straight NCAA Tournament appearances, as well as two conference titles in 2011 and 2013
Marshall played a key role in helping many of his players move on to the professional ranks in both of his previous coaching positions. Rijad Kobiljar (FC Sarajevo) & Joe Amico (Swope Park Rangers- USL) signed professional contracts following their playing careers at Jacksonville. At USF, Marshall played a role in the development of over 20 players who moved onto the professional ranks from 2011-2014, with nine players selected in the MLS Super Draft, two of which were first-round selections (Dom Dwyer- Sporting KC- 2011 and Ben Sweat- Columbus Crew- 2014).
As a player, Marshall was a member of the 2007 USF team that advanced to the NCAA Sweet 16 and was a key contributor for the 2008 Big East Championship team that advanced to the Elite Eight. During his time at USF, the Bulls held the third longest home winning streak in NCAA history, going 32 games unbeaten from 2007-2009. He was also a member of the USF track and field team, where he was an All-Big East Team selection (2008-2010) and a part of USF's record-breaking 4x100 meter relay in 2010.
Marshall earned his bachelor's degree in social science from the University of South Florida in 2010. A native of Tallahassee, Fla., Marshall currently holds a USSF License.
Assistant Coach - Temple Men's Soccer
Kevin McMullen was added to the Temple men's soccer coaching staff as a graduate assistant/goalkeeper coach in April of 2018 after serving on Villanova University's coaching staff for the past 2 years. McMullen, an avid goalkeeper specialist, comes to Temple with 2 years of Division 1 NCAA coaching experience as well.
In McMullen's first season with Villanova, he helped lead the program to a historical landmark by reaching the NCAA tournament; the program's first appearance in its history. He helped Goalkeeper, Will Steiner, lead the Big East in saves, tallying 94; a staggering 20 saves ahead of his competitors.
A former goalkeeper himself, McMullen joined the Wildcats' coaching staff as a volunteer assistant coach in the spring of 2016.
McMullen was a standout at Rutgers University for three seasons and went on to play professionally in Europe.
"Kevin is another former Division 1 Student-Athlete who we are excited to add to our staff," noted head coach Tom Carlin. "His main responsibility will be to train our goal keepers on a daily basis and help Coach (Mark) Fetrow with the administrative work which goes along with player development."
McMullen will serve as the volunteer assistant coach with the specific responsibility of working with the Wildcats' goalkeepers. He began his college career at SMU before a three year stint at Rutgers, where he was a starting goalkeeper. After his 2013 graduation from
Rutgers, he played professionally in Poland.
At the conclusion of his playing career, McMullen spent two years working as an analyst at J.P. Morgan in Investment Banking Operations before electing to enter the coaching ranks.