Liam Connors
Liam Connors

Position:
Associate Coach

Experience:
Fifth Season

Alma Mater:
Redlands '05

12/10/2012

Walk-On Tryouts Meeting

The Rebels will have a meeting for UNLV students interested in becoming a walk-on on Dec. 12.

Liam Connors is in fifth year on the UNLV coaching staff after being hired in May of 2010, and was promoted to Associate Head Coach in August of 2013.

In addition to his duties for the Rebels, Connors serves on the coaching staff for the US Youth Soccer Region IV ODP Staff Region IV ODP Camp, which he first started with in 2009. In addition to having been in the role of both assistant coach for the `98 Boys and Head Coach for the U15 Boys in 2013, he currently is serving as Head Coach for the `98 Boys in the current cycle. Connors is involved as well with the US Soccer Youth National Team Scouting Network, responsible for identifying players and facilitating US Soccer Training Centers in local markets.

Connors came to Las Vegas after spending two seasons as assistant coach at his alma mater, the University of Redlands in California. As an assistant for the Bulldogs, he assisted in all aspects of running the team while also serving as the recruiting coordinator. He also spent a year as an assistant coach for Millikin University in Decatur, Ill.

Other coaching experience for Connors includes two years as a staff coach at the Region IV ODP Camp (2009-10), two years as Director of Coaching and Player Development for the MidState Soccer Club (2007-08) in Decatur, two years as a head coach for the Lake Oswego Soccer Club (2006-07) in Oregon and two years as assistant boys' soccer coach at Lakeridge High School in Lake Oswego from 2005-2006.

As a four-year starter for Redlands, Connors helped the Bulldogs reach the NCAA Tournament four straight seasons, while also making an appearance in the NCAA finals in 2001, and the team was NCAA regional finalists all four seasons. The Bulldogs were ranked No. 1 in the nation by NSCAA in 2002 and won the Southern California Intercollegiate Athletic Conference four times during Connors' time on the squad. He finished his career ranked in a tie for ninth in points in a season with 31, while his career totals include 23 goals (ninth best in school history) and 58 points (10th). Connors also received All-SCIAC honors his senior year, in which he also served as the team captain, and was inducted into the school's athletics hall of fame as a member of the 2001 squad.

Connors graduated from Redlands in 2005 with a bachelor of science degree in environmental science and received his master's degree in higher education from Redlands in July of 2012. He holds a United States Soccer Federation (USSF) "A" license in coaching and also has a National Soccer Coaches Association of America (NSCAA) national youth diploma.

 
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