Blair Quinn begins his third season as the New Mexico State soccer head coach in 2013. He has an overall record of 12-22-6 with the Aggies.
In 2012, the Aggies posted a 2-14-3 after a challenging offensive campaign. The Crimson and White defense was tough and recorded four shutouts. The Aggies played in seven overtime matches in the 2012 season. Off the pitch, NM State continued to have success with Katelynn Tupponce earning second team CoSIDA/Capital One Academic All-District Seven honors. The Aggies also had 15 players named to the Academic All-WAC team in 2012.
He guided the Aggies to a 10-8-3 overall record in his first season in 2011, which set a school record for the most wins in a season. In 2011, the Aggies made their second appearance in the WAC Tournament and recorded their first win in postseason action. NM State defeated Hawai'i, 2-1, in the first round of the conference tournament. Forward Yolanda McMillion and midfielder Daisy Hernandez earned WAC All-Tournament Team honors, which was a program first. Additionally, McMillion was named a second team All-WAC selection in 2011.
NM State broke multiple school records in 2011 including shutouts (7) and goals against average (1.14). Elise Nordin also became the first Aggie in program history to earn second team CoSIDA/Capital One Academic All-District Seven honors.
Quinn became the second head coach in Aggie school history when he was hired April 13, 2011. He spent the previous four seasons as an assistant coach at Arizona State. He helped guide the Sun Devils to back-to-back NCAA Tournament appearances in 2009 and 2010 for only the second time in school history.
After arriving in Tempe, Ariz., in June 2007, Quinn helped Arizona State post a 36-32-12 record. Quinn assisted with all aspects of the teams while focusing on the development of the goalkeepers.
In his first season at ASU, Quinn helped goalkeeper Briana Silvestri set a single-season school mark for goals against average (.085) in 2007, her first season as a full-time starter. The following season, Silvestri would break her own record with a 0.77 GAA, recording six shutouts along the way and recording NSCAA National Player of the Week honors following her back back-to-back shutouts at Baylor and at Texas.
Prior to working with the Sun Devils, Quinn was an assistant coach at Loyola Marymount in Los Angeles, Calif. In 2006, he was a volunteer assistant coach at Kansas. The Jayhawks finished with an 11-7-1 record. With Quinn’s guidance, sophomore goalkeeper Julie Hanley recorded a 0.98 goals against average with seven shutouts.
Quinn spent the 2005-06 season as an assistant coach/goalkeeper at Johnson County Community College in Overland Park, Kan. He returned to his alma mater, Rockhurst in Kansas City, Mo., to work as a men's graduate assistant during the 2004-05 season.
Quinn began his coaching career as an assistant coach at the University of Saint Mary in Leavenworth, Kan. He worked with both the men's and women's programs for two seasons from 2000-02.
As a three-year starter at goalkeeper at Rockhurst from 1994-96, Quinn garnered first team NAIA All-America and second team National Soccer Coaches Association of America (NSCAA) All-America honors in 1996. In his senior campaign, he anchored the Hawks to the NAIA Final Four. He holds the record for career (37) and season (15) shutouts at Rockhurst.
After his collegiate career, Quinn played professionally from 1997-2003. He started his professional career with the Tallahassee Scorpions of the Eastern Indoor Soccer League before playing with the Sacramento Knights of the Western Indoor Soccer League. Quinn was with the Kansas City Brass of the United Systems of Independent Soccer Leagues and Arizona Thunder (WISL), before he ended his playing career with the Kansas City Comets of the Major Indoor Soccer League.
Quinn earned a bachelor's degree in communication in 2005. He and his wife, Lacey, and their son, Aidan, reside in Las Cruces.