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Brandon Porter begins his third season as an assistant coach for the NAU women's soccer team after serving as a volunteer assistant in 2011. Porter will primarily work with the defenders and goalkeepers.
Prior to arriving at NAU, Porter had a standout career at Pacific University (Ore.), where he was a four-year starting defender and two-year captain under coaches Jim Brazeau and Jim Rilatt. Porter finished his collegiate career as a three-time All-Northwest Conference selection (2007-09) and was a First Team All-West Region selection and a NSCAA Division III All-American nominee as a senior in 2009. Also as a senior, Porter was named the 2009 Pacific University Male Athlete of the Year for his accomplishments on the field.
While at Pacific, Porter served as a staff coach for Willamette United Soccer Club in Portland, Ore. for five years from 2006-2010 where he worked in the Technical Skills, Player Development and Classic Programs. Since 2010, he's served as a staff coach for the Flagstaff Soccer Club in addition to volunteering on the Lumberjack coaching staff last season.
Porter, a native of Canby, Ore., earned his bachelor's degree in psychology from Pacific University in 2009 and has completed coursework towards a Master's in pre-doctoral psychology at NAU.