Bill Irwin
Bill Irwin
Title: Assistant Coach
Previous College: Portland (BA)
Years Active: 2018-Pres.

Bill Irwin joined the Pioneers coaching staff prior to the 2018 season with the focus on assisting with goalkeepers.

For over a decade, Irwin was the head coach of the University of Portland men's soccer team, while also serving as Director of Soccer. As an assistant and goalkeeping coach, Irwin was part of the Pilots 2002 national championship, the first NCAA title for Portland. In all, the Pilots men's and women's soccer programs combined for 10 NCAA College Cup semifinals appearances during his tenure. Irwin was on the staff for 29 years before stepping down in 2015.

Irwin's coaching roles have included the United States Soccer Federation National Team goalkeeping coach, the U.S. Under-23 Women’s National Team head coach and a youth coach for FC Portland Academy.

As a competitor, Irwin was on the Northern Ireland Youth and Amateur teams, teams in the Irish League and English second and third division, four different North American Soccer League teams from 1978-82 and three Major Indoor Soccer League franchises from 1982-86.

He holds his Bachlor of Arts degree from Portland.

Coaching Experience

Lewis & Clark, Assistant Coach, Goalkeepers, 2018-Present

Portland State, Assistant Coach, 2017

Portland, Director of Soccer, 2003-13

Portland, Men's Head Coach, 2003-15

Portland, Assistant Coach, 1986-2003

United States Soccer Federation, Goalkeeping Coach

U.S. U-23 Women's Team, Head Coach, 2007-11


Portland, BA, 1994