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
Alex Shinsky, who came to Temple after a two-year stint on the Army coaching staff, was named assistant coach of the Temple men's soccer team in May of 2019. Shinsky, who helped coach the Black Knights to the conference final last season for the first time in over 20 years, also brought an impressive playing background to North Broad to help lift the program to new heights.
With the Black Knights, Shinsky served as a volunteer assistant coach beginning in July of 2017 and was promoted to assistant coach in January of 2018. He worked directly with an offense that ranked third in the Patriot League in shots (274) and first in shots on goal per game (6.12) in 2017.
Shinsky, a 2014 graduate of Maryland, joined the Black Knights after a solid playing career at both the amateur and professional levels. He was drafted in the fourth round (68th overall) of the 2015 MLS SuperDraft by the Chicago Fire and spent much of his professional career with the USL professional club Arizona United.
At Maryland, Shinsky was a part of a Terrapins team that won the 2014 Big Ten Championship and the 2013 and 2012 ACC Championships. Maryland also ended the 2013 season as the NCAA Division I national finalists, while participating in the NCAA College Cup during the 2014 and 2012 seasons as well.
Shinsky was named a team captain during his senior campaign and garnered All-Big Ten First Team honors. He closed out his career with 64 games played, 18 games started, two goals and nine assists.
Prior to joining the Terrapins, Shinsky was named TopDrawerSoccer.com's No. 1-rated recruit in 2011 and the No. 2-ranked recruit in the nation by College Soccer News. He also spent time with the U17 U.S. National Team, where he competed and scored a goal against Malawi in the FIFA U17 World Cup in Nigeria.
In high school at West York Area, he was a Pennsylvania all-state selection all four years and a Senior Parade All-American from 2009-2011.
Prior to Army, Shinsky spent time as the Tournament Director for Elite Tournaments, where he was responsible for recruiting teams, scheduling, and tournament management.
A four-year letter winner, he graduated from Maryland in 2014 with a Bachelor of Arts degree in communications.