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Former Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference standout and current USL player Bryan Harkin is in his second tour with Loyola men's soccer as an assistant coach.
Harkin served as a volunteer assistant coach in 2009 when the Greyhounds won the MAAC title and earnd a bid to the NCAA College Cup. He then rejoined the program for the 2011 season and has helped Loyola to back-to-back 10-win seasons.
He was a standout as an undergraduate at Fairfield University from 1999-2002, earning All-MAAC honors in 2001 and 2002 and All-North-Atlantic Region laurels in 2002 from the National Soccer Coaches Association of America.
The Derry, Northern Ireland, native then went on to play for the Cape Cod Crusaders in the USL's Premier Development League, helping the side win the 2002 national title.
Harkin ventured from New England to the Mid-Atlantic area and became an assistant women's soccer coach at Mount St. Mary's University for three seasons.
As a player, Harkin continued his professional career as a member of the Crystal Palace Baltimore F.C. He has been a mainstay in the midfield for the Eagles, making 48 appearances in USL Second Division and Lamar Hunt U.S. Open Cup matches since 2007.
Most recently, Harkin has played for the Wilmington Hammerheads of the USL.
Harkin earned his bachelor's degree from Fairfield and a master's at Mount St. Mary's.